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.

Canon EF 17 - 40 mm F4.0 L lens

Canon EF 17 - 40 mm F4.0 L

Focal length range 17 - 40 mm
D30/D60/10D equiv. 27 - 64 mm
Max aperture F4.0 across zoom range
Minimum focus distance 28 cm across zoom range
Filter diameter 77 mm