Wondering if it is the outrageous initial price of the 24-70 f/4 IS that makes this 16-35 f/4 IS seem "reasonable." After all, it sports quite a premium over the 17-40. Not to say that it won't be worth it because it probably will be once the reviews are in, but just an observation...
If the MTF charts are any indication, Canon should have opened at the $1,499 of the 24-70 F/4 as many many many
landscape people have wanted an autofocusing UWA with sharp corners for ages now. They'd scoop a nice profit from that pent up large demand and then could walk the price down the $1,199 over the course of the year.
So I am a bit lost why Canon opened at such a fair price. This isn't like them at all.
Mind you, I am not complaining. At this current $1,199 offering, I may just buy this now and not wait for the reviews to justify the price. I never