More evidence that Canon has ceased to be a leader when it comes to lenses.
If Canon were smart they would bring out this lens at the 24-70/2.8II price and drop the price of the non-IS v2 lens by $600 or so.
Then everyone that bought the non-IS version would sell their current lens and buy the new one.
Great way to get everyone to buy two lenses :->
Then again, they may not need to drop the non-IS v2 lens price by that much...
Sorry but I can't take this comment seriously,I use Leica,Nikon and Hasselblad as well as Canon so no fanboy here.. but Canon has a fantastic collection of glass. the MPE-65mm is completely unique,the best 24-70 and 70-200's on the market,amazing super teles the best TS lenses... the 8-15mm fisheye zoom is another unique lens... and we can be sure that more great glass is on the way... As for the 24-70is,well I don't need the i.s but wedding snappers and event guys will like it..