Stop teasing me!
I know, I know. We keep talking about it and nothing happens. 99% of the stuff that comes in regarding this lens I put to the side.
However, a great source has finally spoken up in regards to a replacement. I'm not putting CR3 on it because I don't have a specific date.
What I am told is the lens is coming “sooner rather than later”. There's 2 possible announcement dates.
It sounds like it will be launched alone like the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II was. It'll either be announced before the end of the year, OR just before WPPI which starts February 17, 2011.
It's not confirmed it's going to be an IS lens, though if it wasn't. I'd be completely shocked.
This is officially the best confirmation I've received in regards to this lens.
You will know more the second I know more.