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EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Confirmation?

News from Polska
I have received the following emails in regards to a post about the 24-70 f/2.8L IS.

Email 1

I’ve been visiting your page for couple of months. As soon as I found your post about Canon 5d markII with 24-70IS I wrote an email to that store that listed this kit on their website. Today I got an answer. It says, that they were suprised too when Canon gave them price list, but later Canon confirmed this item! At the begining, this lens will be sold as a kit with 5dmkII. This store isn’t new on polish market (they’ve been selling over internet since 2002, the company exist since 1997 – as written on their website, I’ve seen couple of their offers during last couple of years but never bought anything from them), maybe they really know something…

Email 2

Yesterday You wrote about new 5D mkII kit with 24-70 f/2.8 IS which appeared in polish shop Cyfrowe.pl. I’m an publisher of [EDIT For Privacy] – one of the biggest polish website with lens and camera reviews. Every saturday we publish an article with some rumors from last week. Now I’m preparing such an article and find interesting to write about 24-70 IS. So, few minutes ago I spoke with the owner of Cyfrowe.pl (he is our business partner). He confirmed this is not a typo. 5D mkII + 24-70 IS kit is listed on the official Canon price list. He even spoke with Canon representative to be shure that this was not a typo. Canon confirmed that 24-70 IS will be available soon. That’s all I know, and I hope you will find it interesting

I’m not sure what to make of this type of thing, I’ll keep digging and posting about it.

cr

58 responses to “EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Confirmation?”

  1. lol…yea, I hear if you call Canon customer service and ask real nice, they’ll overnight one to you tomorrow :D

  2. “As far as I am aware only the two 70-200s come in IS and non-IS versions. Any thing else?”

    How’s about 300mm, 400mm F2.8L non IS and IS verison? I think there is probably more lens between non IS and IS version.

  3. Yeah after hearing all the lame excuses as to why Nikon didn’t put VR in their 2,000 buck lense I’d really like to see Canon produce one.

  4. crucial post , really good perspective on the subject and very well written, this certainly has put a spin on my day, umpteen thanks from the UK and sustain the good work.

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