Canon 11-24mm F4 L USM release date review specs

 
Canon 11-24mm F4 L USM

3000 USD, 2.6 lbs(1.18 kg), f/4, 2015
Canon 11-24mm f4 L USM
A new Canon lens is coming for Full frame cameras. The 11mm is an ultrawide angle for Full frame cameras, the 11-24mm range makes this lens quite flexible. This is a huge lens, with a big curved bulb shaped front element.

The lens weight is 1.18kg (2.6 lbs.) In this segment until now Nikon‘s 14-24mmm is the best quality lens you can have. The Nikon is fantastically sharp even wide open in the corners as well, this is a legendary lens. It is interesting if the new Canon can keep the pace with the Nikon.

The Canon is wider though, and a little bigger and heavier as well. If the new Canon can match the Nikon in sharpness it would be a fantastic achievement. What is not clear at least for me that it will be a fisheye-like or ultra ultrawide angle lens ?


What is the difference ? The difference how much distortion the lens has. Fisheye lenses typically in this wider range has significant distortion, while UWa lenses usually try to correct distortion at a level. Nkon had a lens in the past which corrects distortion is the Nikkor 13mm f/5.6, which was a legendary lens, which was manufactured between 1976-1998.

According to photozone.de the lens has 4.5% distortion at 11mm which is not a fisheye characteristics but quite big in absolute terms, compared to other wide lenses, which at 14mm focal length is 1.8% and less beyond at longer focal lengths. So from 14mm it has quite normal or little distortion, it is not a fisheye lens. So this is the widest UWA lens on a market the second widest is the Sigma 12-24mm lens as fas as I know.

The flare is better controlled than on the Nikon, thanks to the special SWC (Subwavelength) and ASC (Air Sphere) coatings.

The biggest drawback of this lens is the 3000 USD price, which is hardly pressed according to my opinion.

Canon 11-24mm F4 L USM specs

Item
Canon 11-24mm f/4 USM L
Mount:
Canon EF
Filter size:
No filter, gel because the huge front element
Lens elements / groups:
16 elements / 11 groups
Exotic Lens elements:
1 Super UD, 1 UD and 4 asperical elements
Weight:
1180 g ( 2.6 lb. )
Dimensions:
109.22 x 132 mm ( 4.3 x 5.2 ” )
Close focus distance:
28cm ( 11.02″)
Autofocus:
Ultrasonic
Stabilizer:
No
Switches:
Manual focus autofocus, no other info yet
Lens Mount:
Metal
Format:
Full frame
Magnification:
No data yet
Reproduction ratio:
No data
Aperture blades:
9 rounded
Distance scale:
Yes
Focal length:
11 – 24mm
Focal length Aps-C FF equivalent :
17.6-38.4 mm
Max Aperture:
constant f/4
Min Aperture:
f/4
Angle of view:
126°5′ – 84° on FF
FTM (Manual focus override):
Yes
Ring rotates during focusing ?
No
Focus limiter:
No
Tripod mount ring:
No
Tilt / shift:
No
Sealing against dust and moisture:
Yes
Special coatings:
Fluorine, SWC and air sphere coating against fingerprints


Canon 11-24mm F4 L USM availability

The lens reported to be available from end of February 2015.

Canon 11-24mm F4 L USM accessories

Front lens cap, back cap, LP1424 case

Canon 11-24mm F4 L USM price

The price of the new Canon 11-24mm f/4 L USM is 3000 USD.

Canon 11-24mm F4 L USM pre order

The lens can be pre-ordered at link below if appear the link.
Canon 11-24mm f/4 L pre order at BH

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