In 2009?
There's a chance Canon could be replacing the 70-200 f/2.8L IS in 2009. The lens will be 8 years old since it was launched. It will have a new 4-5 stop IS & improved optics across the entire range.

If it is launched in 2009, logic would say it'd be launched with the 1Dx. Same source says Canon will also do away with the non-IS version of the lens once stocks deplete. That could be anywhere between 2009 – 2011.

Personally, I don't think we'll see it in 2009… but stranger things have happened.


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  1. Yes they should either update it with an f/2 instead of f/2.8 and or wider focal range- 55-200mm or 70-250mm preferable all with 5 stop IS. Better yet f/2.8 70-300mm 5 stop IS! canon needs to update all their old lenses.

  2. Why not 14-24mm L IS USM to challenge Nikon’s ultrawide? Canon’s 14mm is very costly. An ultra-ultrawide zoom will be great.

  3. Heck, I would like to see an improved 70-200 f/2.8 IS, yeah there are still room for improvement for the almost perfect zoom lens. Better optics and perhaps f/2??

    I definitely agree the 24-70 f/2.8 should have IS!!!! the only downside is that it has no IS!!!

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