« on: November 04, 2012, 08:43:06 PM »
24-105 L is 670 g (1.67 pound), the new rumored 24-70 f4L IS is 545 g (1.21 pound). Nearly a half pound lighter. That part would be good.
White box 24-105 can be gotten for maybe $950: a savings $100 (comparing apples to apples, savings of 200 over what the 24-105 USA is going for today at B&H).
If this new lens has better optical performance within its range, better IS, faster AF it might be of interest. Otherwise, the 24-105 is still worth the extra money for the extra range, imho. It all depends on how good the lens turns out to be.
Is this a replacement for the 24-105? Is it going to be the kit lens for the 6D instead of the previously mentioned 6D + 24-105? Or a different kit variant? Will Canon offer the 6D + 24-70 ff4L IS at significantly less than the $2899 pre-order pre-announced for the 6D + 24-105 f4L IS? The retail price difference of the lenses suggests 6D + 24-70f4L IS@ $2699 as an initial retail price.
If the 24-70 f/4L IS has better image quality (and it should since it has a shorter range than the 24-105 f/4L IS), weighs less, costs less and is available as kit lens of 6D, I'll get it in a heartbeat.
The new 50 f/1.4 IS sounds intriguing too.
Now, that's the way to go, Canon. Sony got it all wrong: fabulous sensors, decent cameras but no lenses.