Canon Lens Rumors

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. Read the previous post about this kit… Canon Eos 5DmkII with this lens will cost around 3100EUR/3900USD In that store (cyfrowe.pl) body alone costs around 2000EUR… I suppose the lens alone will cost a little bit more than 1100EUR… (1300? 1500? I’m guessing) If the whole thing is true of course!

  2. Nikon keeps missing the VR/IS boat on their standard lenses. The same thing happened to their Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 DX lens. Unbelievable.

  3. from http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_7d.html :

    In body IS testing shows it works well, test cameras are now going out with ‘2nd gen’ versions for reliability testing. Both Nikon and Canon can now build cameras with this – but as to seeing in a camera, it’s still a ‘who blinks first’ situation with regard to perceived user demand. Both see it as a potential threat to lucrative high end lens sales. The current Canon system works fine with all lenses and automatically turns off if an IS lens is detected.

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