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Canon EF50mm f/1.2L USM lens

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 24th, August 2006

Canon continues its tradition of optical excellence with a new EF lens - the powerful EF50mm f/1.2L USM lens. The new Canon lens is a valuable addition to the EOS arsenal for professional wedding and portrait photographers as well as advanced amateurs - expanding the range of current Canon EF lenses to more than 60 selections. "The EF50mm f/1.2L USM lens is now the fastest autofocus lens in its class, which makes it an essential tool for many professional and advanced amateur photographers," said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group at Canon USA, Inc. The powerful and fast EF50mm f/1.2L USM lens will be available in November for a price of $1,599.

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The growth of the digital SLR and system camera market benefits the lens manufacturers. Due to the change in the market for SLR cameras - the growing popularity of system cameras - we see new developments and innovative lens designs coming up and showcased at the world’s biggest Imaging and Trade show - Photokina 2010. New lenses need to be developed for camera systems like Micro Four Thirds and the cameras from Sony and Samsung. Several lens road maps appeared already on the websites of the lens manufactures showing interesting new products. These new system cameras will change the lens market, in which way and in what time period is something we really want to know. Maybe Photokina show 2010 will give us a more insight view of today’s lens market. Look out for our daily Photokina report.