New highend kit zoom coming?
I'm told we could see a replacement of the EF-S 17-85 IS lens as soon as February. The new lens would be slightly longer at the telephoto end and build quality reduced to lower the price. It will run concurrent with the 17-85 until stock is gone, possibly Christmas 2009.
The source says EF-S 17-90 f/4-5.6 IS.