It is coming.Canon does estimate the selling cost, and includes it when deciding which version to produce. They also have pro's evaluate the prototypes and see which one they prefer. While a IS version might be preferable on a consumer grade crop body, its not necessary on a FF body. The 17-55mm IS is the equivalent crop lens.
Canon wanted to see if you would buy a Non IS version for $2200 before they release a $3500 IS version.
It would have been hard to go from a $1400 version 1 to a $3500 version II IS. Much easier now that they have you prepared.
I've used mine now for thousands of shots and never missed IS at all. Only when I get to about 200-300mm does IS really become a help. I don't see any need for it on my 135mm L either.
However, if IS sells, it will happen eventually, but not soon, since Canon is not pushing out new products because of the economy. The 70D is a good body, but its not selling, people are hanging on to their pocketbook.
I totally agree. I see people arguing for IS even on wide angle lenses. I enjoy IS from the 70-200 and upwards. Below that it has never been an issue. Maybe it´s because I didn´t have IS for the first 25 years I was doing this.
If I shoot dead subjects, in very poor light, I normally use a tripod. If not, something is moving and there is a limit to how slow the shutter speed can be. I have not shown any Parkinson symptoms yet, so hopefully I can carry on like this for a few more years.
5DIII, 1DX, 8-15/4L, 16-35 f4L IS, 24-70/2.8L II, 70-200/2.8L IS II, 70-300/4-5.6L IS, 200-400/4L IS 1.4x, Zeiss 15/2.8, 17/4L TS-E, Zeiss 21/2.8, 24/3.5L TS-E II, Zeiss 35/1.4, Zeiss Otus 55/1.4, Zeiss Otus 85/1.4, 100/2.8L IS Macro, Zeiss 135/2, 600/4L IS II