The Good News
I have received a fair number of emails from various places around the globe about an upgrade to the 24-70 f/2.8L.

Two known sources say the lens is for sure in development.

The biggest word of such a lens come from Denmark.  According to an email, someone at Canon DK let slip that the lens wouldn't be in stock anymore due to an upgrade. The same sort of information was apparently passed onto a CPS member in Germany as well.

The Grain of Salt
It's rare (but does happen) that a Canon Rep would ever know of a coming product announcement. Let alone spill the beans about it.

Another report said there's issues in production with the new 24-70, and that's why it has yet to see the light of day. The issue is in the new coating(s) for the lens elements.

I don't post everything I get about the 24-70 IS, just because I have heard about an upgrade for years now. There has been a lot of tidbits coming in recently however.


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  1. Canon EF 10-400mm f1.4 L USM Fish Eye, 77mm diameter, 12 diaphragm blade. Only 2500 US$.

    This is every photographer`s dream. Real super weapon.

    When it released? only God knows.:)

  2. EF-S 16-105. I would rather it was 18-105. 16mm a bit to wide for a zoom barrel distortion will be huge.

  3. Canon is really up to something,

    if im not mistaken, this is the first time Canon extended their rebate program for another month,… like they really wanted to get those old stuff out.

    Also, the news about out-of-stock items… Canon production line isnt just doing nothing there in Japan, they’re doing a lot of things but just cant say what.

    Also, the rumors of lots of new stuff for FALL.

    piece these all together and there’s definitely some big news coming pretty soon. I would hold on to my wallet right now and WAIT!!!.

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