New f/4L EF Zoom [CR1]

New Lens with the 24-70 IS?
This is the 3rd or 4th time I’ve been told about the possibility of this lens.

An EF 16-50 f/4L H-IS

Would it replace a 17-40? or be added to the lineup?

If this was sharp at the corners on full frame, would anyone ever buy a 17-40 or 16-35 II again?

With such high ISO performance now and obviously improving in the future, is a wideangle zoom at f/2.8 have much of a point anymore?

Nikon has brought about the 16-35 f/4 VR to mixed reviews, a Canon counterpart makes some sense.

Grain of salt on this one, the lens would sell exceptionally well however.

Rumor Reminder
There have been instances when CR1 rumors have become real products, a lot of truths start from stuff like this.

Also keep in mind Canon has not been busy with announcements in the last year. There were no lenses announced with the 1D Mark IV (70-200 was at a different time) and T2i.

We haven’t seen much in the way of lenses since the 7D.

Big things coming.

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