Archive for: 24-70 f/2.8L II

Canon EOS-1D X & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delays Officially Confirmed

From Canon
We previously reported that the Canon EOS-1D X had been delayed until June and the new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II delayed until July, both have been confirmed delays by Canon themselves.

There was no real reason given for the production delays.

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EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]

EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]

Finally Coming?
Received word today that Canon has 2 lenses planned for announcement on January 3, 2012. That’s a week before CES.

The 35 f/1.4L II and the 24-70 f/2.8L II are both mentioned. The source claims there is no IS in the 24-70.

The source has been right about lenses in the past, but I’ll keep it at [CR2] until I hear from others.

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Lens Announcement [CR1]

Lens Announcement [CR1]

Lenses coming soon?
Received some information today that pointed to possible lens announcements in January, possibly on the 3rd.

This is plausible, because CES/PMA starts on January 10, 2012. This would also go in line with the staggered lens/body announcements we’ve seen in the past with pro bodies. The 1D Mark IV was announced in October, and the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II came at the beginning of the following January.

Lenses mentioned were the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x, 24-70 f/2.8L II and 35 f/1.4L II.

A few other pieces of information have said Canon will be updating a lot of current lenses in the next 24 months, I’d rank this as pretty tentative for the moment. Lenses are always difficult to predict and I’m not sure we really know the whole story about Canon’s production abilities in Japan.

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