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Canon 24-70 f/2.8L IS

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Misprint
Apparently the folks at Canon even want a 24-70 f/2.8L IS!

http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/controller?act=GetArticleAct&articleID=3006

I vote misprint for now, even though they make it more than once.

Something more?

I’m on the road so I can’t post any screenshots in case the correction is made by Canon.

thanks Ettore

cr

42 responses to “Canon 24-70 f/2.8L IS”

  1. 0.29MM is not “macro” by any stretch of imagination, it focuses fairly close but calling it a macro lens is purely and simple a misstatement of facts, even Canon does not call this a macro lens.

  2. Nothing real is ideal. I see you are no technical man. So I permit myself for some technical remarks.
    Introducing an IS system into a well balanced and optimized lens compels designers for total redesign of whole lens. Active movable lens have to be placed in a strategic place to be capable of change the optics of remaining glasses. Besides, the active lens should be of strong refractive force and light enough to respond quickly. It’s comparatively easy to achieve this in the prime lenses but not in the zooms. So, to compensate deterioration of lens performance during redesign, old optics have to be improved. Anyway, optical characteristics would change considerably. Then thinking that we get 4 EV for money only is naivety. In my 24-105 f/4 L IS the stabilizing fails to operate around 0’C what is visible in the viewfinder. Probably the grease in gyro freezes, but this is another issue.

  3. well, when they finally do make one, i’ll give them a load of money for one of those and a 5d m2.

    until then, i’m waiting. forget the 7d!

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