If the fabled December 6th lens was a reality, we would have heard by now and the CR guy would have told us about a press conference to announce "the lens" by now (probably the weekend b/4). Looks like no lens announcement. I hope nobody sold their 24-70 (or whatever) in anticipation of getting whatever.
I think there will be no announcement tomorrow as we would have eard something else by now. Remember in the original post Graig had eluded to a responce by Canon to the potential Nov 30th announcement date from Nikon. Since Nikon only announced a new flash on Nov 30th and not the D800, I think they will wait until CES in January for any lens announcement.
The current rebate structure should be enought to keep lens sales strong until Xmas! At least they are working for me
1DX, 24mm f1.4L II, 50mm f1.2L, 85mm f1.2L II, 135mm f2L, 24-70mm f2.8L II, 70-200mm f2.8L IS II : D800, D4, 24 1.4G, 35 1.4G, 50 1.4G, 85 1.4G, 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8 VR II