« on: Today at 04:38:03 PM »
Thanks for the update! Hopefully they post pics and final pricing/shipping date soon.
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By choosing a generic product, please don't expect new advancements in DSLR technology by Canon, or for new lenses to come out. R&D budgets come out of sales dollars.
I do think the fact that they are clearly knocking off these lenses is a knock on their reputation.
As I keep telling people, the old one was very good optically, but only under ideal conditions (IS off or stopped down a stop). The new one seems to be massively better under regular high stress conditions (wide oopen with the IS in, and in resisting flare and CA.
I think apart from a rotating zoom (to which people seem to have mixed feelings) the usability with the TCs as confirmed by the MTFs, a reliable and more powerful IS, along with the much improved IQ is a sufficiently good reason for the widespread welcome this lens is getting.