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 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 (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.


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

  1. no, indeed ur right…

    but what is the exact reason why Canon launched the 24-105?

    it’s slower, lighter but with more reach and IS… so now the the 24-70 will have the IS as well, that makes it already one ‘differentiate’ factor less right.

  2. The 24-105L IS fits in with Canon’s line of lightweight F4 outdoor/landscape lenses (e.g. 17-40L, 24-105L IS, 70-200 F4 IS).

    Canon has two distinctive L zoom lines (F2.8 & F4), both of which have their own specific niches.

  3. The 24-105L is already made to replace the 17-55 (equivalent to a 15-65 2.5IS). The 24-70IS would be a huge improvement over that (15-45 f/1.8IS) and obviously impossible to make for a crop camera.

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