The Canon Expo recently took New York by storm, and DCR had an early pre-show look exhibits. We found some new lenses, futuristic prototypes and took a mixed reality tour inside the 5D Mark II. Read on for photos and impressions from the show.
Canon's new L series telephoto lenses were on display at the show. To demonstrate the reduction in weight from their predecessors, Canon displayed them with small weighted bags making up the difference. While the new lenses are weighty, they are significantly lighter than the comparative weight of the old lenses.
It's hard to make out under the green light, but the new lenses use a warmer L series white shade.
I also took a quick hands-on look at the new PowerShot SD4500, a follow up to the SD4000. The SD4500 packs a 10x optical zoom punch and the same 10 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor seen in the SD4000.
The new 8-15mm f/4L USM fisheye zoom lens was on display, rigged up to a 5D. I fired a few shots (none that I was allowed to share) and the effect of the full circle at wide angle on a full frame camera was very impressive. The lens is compact and slightly heavy in the hand.
For more details about the new lenses and a few clips from the show floor, take a look at the video below.
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