Canon Lens Rumors

24-70 f/2.8L IS Update

Something not quite as exciting
I was sent an email suggesting what’s actually going to be happening. Canon is going to release an official 5D Mark II/24-70 f/2.8L kit. It won’t be an IS version of the lens.

That’ll make the 24-70 a lot cheaper.

Is this good or bad news? Well it depends how you look at it. Is this a sign Canon is going to be clearing out stock of the 24-70 to prepare for an updated version? That seems logical.

For now, I’d say no 24-70 f/2.8L IS for PMA. I’ll keep looking and asking though.


25 responses to “24-70 f/2.8L IS Update”

  1. Anyway… 14489 PLN is currently 3900 USD. The body only is ~2700, the lens is 1140 @ Amazon. Even won’t make the “old” 24-70 cheaper :/

  2. I just don’t get it. There is obviously a demand for replacing several of Canon’s lenses with newer designs (24-70,100-400, 50 1.4) or introducing new definitely popular ones (EF-S in the 30mm vicinity). And it is not just because people like to bitch about things, but it is usually for a good reason! Each of the lenses mentioned have their weaknesses (sample variation, sharpness wide open, missing or old IS etc.). I wonder how much more revenue Canon could make if they started designing new versions of more mainstream lenses. But instead, all they present at PMA are two extremely pricey, niche T&S lenses! Come on, you guys can do better than that. I wonder how many people are holding on buying lenses as they expect something new, or are not willing to pay the price Canon asks for the performance that they get.

    Me for example, I would like a fast normal-equivalent prime for APS-C, but I am not too eager for the usual Sigma lottery. What does Canon have to offer? Two decade(s)-old designs with bad performance, and a 1400€ L-glass. You are kidding!

    It is the same within every industry: Its not (only) the financial disaster the world is putting up with, thats just a lame excuse! If your products suck, whether we are speaking about gas guzzling cars or slow AF, bad corner performance SLR lenses, if your products suck, people won’t buy. Even if they still have the money.

  3. Maybe you could ask Vincent Laforet for the upgrade, he created so much of a marketing hype!

  4. You could just buy some manual lenses which are plentyfull and cheap on ebay. Won’t give you full control or AF but they will give you apature control.
    If you do some research you will find that some of the older manual lenses way outperform canon lenses especially the wide angle lenses. The Olympus zuiko 24mm 2.8 would be a good example of this. And again they don’t cost and arm and a leg.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *