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    400D, 70-200/4 L IS, and 50/1.2 L

    To read up on the 400D, just check DCRP's front page. If you want to learn more about the lenses (that isn't covered in the press release), read on. MTF Charts and diagrams come from Canon Japan.


    Canon EF 70-200 f/4 L IS



    - 20 elements, 15 groups
    - 1 Flourite element, 2 UD elements
    - Weather sealed
    - 4th generation IS claims 4 stops (equivalent to Nikon's new VRII)
    - 1.2m MFD (same as the old lens)
    - 67mm, 760g, 76 x 172 mm (A little bit heavier than the original)
    - Available for $1250 in November (ouch!)

    Diagram



    MTF (Top = IS, Bottom = Non-IS)






    Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L



    - 8 elements, 6 groups
    - 1 Aspheric element
    - 8 circular aperture blades
    - Weather sealed
    - .45m MFD
    - 72mm, 580g, 85 x 66.5 mm (Much bigger than the 1.4 version!)
    - Available for $1600 in November

    Diagram



    MTF (1.2, 1.4, 1.8)




    Last edited by Rex914; 08-23-2006 at 10:32 PM.

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