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Two New 24-70’s Coming in 2014? [CR1]

Two New 24-70’s Coming in 2014? [CR1]

Two new 24-70 lenses coming in 2014?
We were told a long time ago that IS in the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II wasn’t yet dead, as prototypes do exist with image stabilization.

Canon chose to go the route of smaller size and lighter weight for the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II and created possibly the best performing standard zoom lens on the market.

We’ve been told that two new 24-70 type lenses with IS are a possibility and could appear in mid to late 2014. The first being a non-L 24-70 with IS and STM, along with a variable aperture. This lens would obviously be the least expensive lens of the 24-70 lineup.

The second would be an EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS, which would be larger and have optical performance that rivals the current non IS version. It wouldn’t be a replacement to the current lens, just a very expensive bigger brother.

CR’s Take
I find all of this plausible, we were told a long time ago that Canon had basic plans in place for 4 different 24-70 lenses for various budgets and needs. If such a lens does appear, It’s going to cost A LOT!

This latest bit of information comes from parts unknown, so take it with a grain of salt.

Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 (Reg $2299) via B&H Photo

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