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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. Well, what is the latest news?
    I’m planning to buy 24-70 in April later, and I will I be disappointed if I buy the non-IS version?

    When is the IS version going to market anyway?

  2. IS on a 24-70 lens will add optical elements and degrade light transmission in exchange for IS in a focal length range where it is less relevant. There are a handful (bucketful?) of lenses that truly hit the mark. Factors beyond mathematical formulae collude to make a truly great lens. The 24-70 is one. Why not just get the 24-104 IS? Lose one stop and get more range plus IS to boot. The reason is because it can’t touch the 24-70. Fabulous kit lens, but critical photographers will never rave about it. Get while the getting’s good. You will not be disappointed with the 24-70.

  3. CANON is never offer any rebate in this date and time. Right now they have double amounts of rebate. if you are purchasing the camera and lens at the time.
    They are helping the retail stores to clearance the inventory!

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