Pre-PMA 2003, 14:00 GMT: Canon has today announced a new 'L series'
EF lens. The 17 - 40 mm F4.0 L is designed to be a high quality, lightweight
lens for both film and D-SLR cameras. On the new EOS-10D this lens would
produce a field of view range equivelant to a 27 - 64 mm zoom lens. For
film SLR or EOS-1Ds users this lens provides ultra wide-angle zoom. Other
features include a constant F4.0 aperture and minimum focus distance of
28 cm across the entire zoom range.