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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:01:02 AM »
We continue to hear that an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS is in development, while we don’t believe it’s on the 2018 road map at this time, we are confident such a lens is coming.

The latest source claims that the lens is in the final stages of development and that the next phase will be testing by select photographers and manufacturing planning.

We haen’t seen any new 24-70mm optical formula patents for quite some time, but if this lens is in late stage development, we expect to see some clues over the coming months.

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 09:11:17 AM »
Nikon 24-70 2.8 VR is no where as good as their non VR lens. Even Sigmas 24-70 OS is not as good as Canons L non IS lens. So is the compromise of reduced IQ worth to photographers over non IS lens with better IQ?

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 09:19:00 AM »
One hopes that improvement can be made in the performance of a zoom lens of this length. I currently use the original 24 ~ 105 L IS and, whilst adequate, nothing more recent out there in that range or 24 ~ 70 from either Canon or Sigma warrants stumping up the dosh.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 09:20:51 AM »
Been waiting for a long time... finally can maybe replace the Tamron F2.8 VC?

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 10:05:28 AM »
Nikon 24-70 2.8 VR is no where as good as their non VR lens. Even Sigmas 24-70 OS is not as good as Canons L non IS lens. So is the compromise of reduced IQ worth to photographers over non IS lens with better IQ?

It's not certain that a Canon version of the lens would have worse IQ. Adding IS doesn't always make a lens worse in that department. The 70-200 f/2.8 has IS and it's spectacular.


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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 10:08:53 AM »
Nikon 24-70 2.8 VR is no where as good as their non VR lens. Even Sigmas 24-70 OS is not as good as Canons L non IS lens. So is the compromise of reduced IQ worth to photographers over non IS lens with better IQ?

It's not certain that a Canon version of the lens would have worse IQ. Adding IS doesn't always make a lens worse in that department. The 70-200 f/2.8 has IS and it's spectacular.

The 70-200/2.8L IS II is excellent, true.  But when the original 70-200/2.8L IS came out, its IQ was not quite as good as the non-IS version of the lens.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 10:30:15 AM »
I'm all for IS in any lens. Frankly though, I have not missed not having it on my 24-70. Mine would have to disintegrate before I upgrade. Glad Canon is adding IS.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 10:30:15 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 10:40:35 AM »
Nikon 24-70 2.8 VR is no where as good as their non VR lens. Even Sigmas 24-70 OS is not as good as Canons L non IS lens. So is the compromise of reduced IQ worth to photographers over non IS lens with better IQ?

It's not certain that a Canon version of the lens would have worse IQ. Adding IS doesn't always make a lens worse in that department. The 70-200 f/2.8 has IS and it's spectacular.

The 70-200/2.8L IS II is excellent, true.  But when the original 70-200/2.8L IS came out, its IQ was not quite as good as the non-IS version of the lens.

it just proves that IS in a lens does not CAUSE an IQ hit ... or only *if poorly implemented* ...

Canon EF 70-200 4 L IS walks circles around the non-IS version in IQ as well ... and IS version is not even (really) larger or heavier either ... just a lot more expensive (as a consequence of too many stupid buyers willing to pay almost any premium).

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 10:53:40 AM »
Nikon 24-70 2.8 VR is no where as good as their non VR lens. Even Sigmas 24-70 OS is not as good as Canons L non IS lens. So is the compromise of reduced IQ worth to photographers over non IS lens with better IQ?

It's not certain that a Canon version of the lens would have worse IQ. Adding IS doesn't always make a lens worse in that department. The 70-200 f/2.8 has IS and it's spectacular.

The 70-200/2.8L IS II is excellent, true.  But when the original 70-200/2.8L IS came out, its IQ was not quite as good as the non-IS version of the lens.

it just proves that IS in a lens does not CAUSE an IQ hit ... or only *if poorly implemented* ...

Canon EF 70-200 4 L IS walks circles around the non-IS version in IQ as well ... and IS version is not even (really) larger or heavier either ... just a lot more expensive (as a consequence of too many stupid buyers willing to pay almost any premium).

Or maybe the 70-200 f4 L IS more expensive because Canon chose to equip the lens with a fluorite element. Stupid Canon making great lenses with stupid fluorite.  ;)

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 11:03:19 AM »
Nikon 24-70 2.8 VR is no where as good as their non VR lens. Even Sigmas 24-70 OS is not as good as Canons L non IS lens. So is the compromise of reduced IQ worth to photographers over non IS lens with better IQ?

It's not certain that a Canon version of the lens would have worse IQ. Adding IS doesn't always make a lens worse in that department. The 70-200 f/2.8 has IS and it's spectacular.

The 70-200/2.8L IS II is excellent, true.  But when the original 70-200/2.8L IS came out, its IQ was not quite as good as the non-IS version of the lens.

it just proves that IS in a lens does not CAUSE an IQ hit ... or only *if poorly implemented* ...

Canon EF 70-200 4 L IS walks circles around the non-IS version in IQ as well ... and IS version is not even (really) larger or heavier either ... just a lot more expensive (as a consequence of too many stupid buyers willing to pay almost any premium).

The faster the lens, the more difficult it is to implement IS.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 11:08:43 AM »
oh good to know. really looking forward to this anyway

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 11:33:20 AM »
It's about time!  How many lens formula patents does Canon have over the years for this unicorn?!?!

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2018, 12:26:45 PM »
One hopes that improvement can be made in the performance of a zoom lens of this length. I currently use the original 24 ~ 105 L IS and, whilst adequate, nothing more recent out there in that range or 24 ~ 70 from either Canon or Sigma warrants stumping up the dosh.

I own the 24-105 (Mk1) and the 24-70 f/4 IS.  Having used both extensively for product stills, I am quite sure that the 24-70/4 produces better images at both ends of the focal range and especially at f/4.

However, I keep the 24-105, because the top end of that zoom is super useful for portraits, and in a lot of my portrait shots, I'm not really concerned about the corners anyways.

If Canon puts out a top-of-the-line 24-70 f/2.8 IS -- IQ as good as the non-IS -- I will buy it!

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2018, 12:35:45 PM »
One hopes that improvement can be made in the performance of a zoom lens of this length. I currently use the original 24 ~ 105 L IS and, whilst adequate, nothing more recent out there in that range or 24 ~ 70 from either Canon or Sigma warrants stumping up the dosh.

Take another look at the 24-70 2.8 L II.  Mine is tack sharp, excellent IQ, and is simply an awesome lens.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2018, 12:43:48 PM »
One hopes that improvement can be made in the performance of a zoom lens of this length. I currently use the original 24 ~ 105 L IS and, whilst adequate, nothing more recent out there in that range or 24 ~ 70 from either Canon or Sigma warrants stumping up the dosh.

Take another look at the 24-70 2.8 L II.  Mine is tack sharp, excellent IQ, and is simply an awesome lens.

+1, I had two copies of the original 24-105/4L IS, and the 24-70/2.8L II delivers much better IQ.  Having said that, if shooting studio portraits, where you're generally stopped down to f/8 of f/11, there's really not much difference.  But then, in those conditions an EF-S 18-135mm would likely do just as well.
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