Canon Lens Rumors

EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS [CR1]

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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.


88 responses to “EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS [CR1]”

  1. Amazon is out of stock on a lot of lenses right now (some of the 3rd party vendors have them, but not amazon).. I don’t know, Canon rebates, out of stock… maybe we are getting an upgraded 24-70. This lens would be a monster upgrade over my xsi kit 18-55 which is always missing the 15mm when I need it.

  2. not so sure, maybe a 28-70 f/2.8 IS though
    might be a bit less expensive, a bit lighter and have a bit higher image quality

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