...also don't post photos of it next to a lens with 'Image Stabiliser' on it. Who knows what confusion or involutary reactions that might create.
:-) but we figured out that IS on a standard zoom is for sissies and Tokina-amateurs only!
But actually there is another distinction between the cheap kit-lens 24-105L and the real lens 24-70ii: The lens data is not written between the red ring and the lens hood, so Canon might really consider this as "the" lens as no small print with tech details is necessary? But I'm still waiting for the first reviews, please someone post some shots his doorknob in the meantime :-p
Maybe there were so many delays and adjustments they actually forgot what it was? Maybe it is their new minimalist approach...minimal features, maximum price.
I am actually not that jaded its just that when I first saw the IS in the poster's photo I got all warm and fuzzy imagining canon's press release to us loyal fans...
Canon (insert region here) wishes to apologize for all of the delays, false promises and that it didn't make the D800. However in addition to our previous gift to you all the 70-200mm is ii we deligtedly advise that we have pulled a shifty (giggle) and actually included IS for you all, except the sissies, you can keep the mark I for a real challenge. No thanks necessary - we do it for love..."