Now what I would really, really LOVE to see would be a 15-70 F4L IS lens for APS-C. The biggest gripe I have with my 7D is not having a weather-sealed walk-around lens.
Couldn't agree more. I have a 7 and the 15-85....which is a great combo, but a weather sealed lens would be sooooo much better. A modest price ie....lower than the 24-105 would seal the deal.
I terms of the 24-70 f4 IS. Hmmm, well, ok, Erm, could be worse. I could do with a standard zoom for my 5mk3 and I'd far rather spend the money needed for the 24-70 2.8 II on a couple of primes...so a relatively cheap compromise might do nicely.
Then again....if its no cheaper than the 24-105, then it's still not the one for me - I'll probably go for whichever is the cheaper of the two. (Though Nuero's idea of a 17-70 has me quite giddy)
I have no problem with Canon making a cheaper L to "70-200" the range, but if they are going for a range, then given the price of the 24-70 2.8 ii, what on earth figure would the 24-70 2.8 IS command? Do numbers go up that high?