Updated EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II on the Horizon? [CR1]

Canon Rumors Guy

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We’re told that a new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L is on the horizon. The source didn’t know if the update lens would have image stabilization, or if it would be an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L III.</p>
<p>Previous reports peg two new “professional” lenses would be announced for Photokina, and one of the obvious lens possibilities would indeed be a EF 24-70mm f/2.8L replacement.</p>
<p>THe EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III releases have updated two of the three “holy trinity” f/2.8L zooms from Canon. While this update could be great, we can’t help but wish an IS version of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L existed for the people that want it.</p>
<p>Take this with a big grain of salt for the moment and treat the [CR1] rating accordingly.</p>
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Chaitanya

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Quite a bit surprised about this, there are a lot people asking for stabilised version of 24-70mm lens so if Canon does add IS to lens it certainly would make a lot of people happy.
 

NancyP

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.3....2.....1.........ahsanford: Where's my 50 1.4 IS? :)

I am just curious - the 24-70 f/2.8 II L no-IS and 70-200 f/2.8 II L IS are well loved lenses. How many people would be likely to upgrade from II to III?
 

ahsanford

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First, they put a coat of white paint and some coatings on a nearly perfect lens and now it looks like they might do another one of those instead of the right thing.

This is some epic lens development trolling of those waiting for a 50 or 135 prime. :'(

- A
 

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jolyonralph said:
Well, the obvious answer is the 24-70 f/2.8L III will be the same as the II but with newer coatings.

Which I'm sure will make the forum crowd howl with anger :)
no, *only I* would criticize. And all "Canapologists" would praise. ;D
 

Talys

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Yay! But I'm very happy with my f/4 IS, so this is a lens that I don't really care about at the moment :)

I'll be happy for my f/2.8 shooters, if true, and especially if it has IS, though. Even (especially?) with IS, I don't think I'll want the 2.8, because of the size/weight for this focal length. But who knows, maybe I'll change my mind when I feel it.
 

KirkD

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I think an update is needed but not only is IS required, but I'm not very impressed with the resolution and contrast of the lens in the edges and corners of the current lens. I'd like to see its optics upgraded.
 

ahsanford

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jolyonralph said:
ahsanford said:
This is some epic lens development trolling of those waiting for a 50 or 135 prime. :'(
Seeing as you raised trolling, I'll contribute mine by saying the EF 50mm f/1.4 will never be replaced and "mid-range" non-L primes will be exclusively EF-M mount in the future :)
Not trolling at all. But this will probably start a fight with someone on EF-M not being suitable for FF sensor use in 3, 2, 1...

- A
 

ethanz

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KirkD said:
I think an update is needed but not only is IS required, but I'm not very impressed with the resolution and contrast of the lens in the edges and corners of the current lens. I'd like to see its optics upgraded.
The 24-70 f2.8L II is fantastic. One of the best IQ lenses in its range. Even in the corners
 

ahsanford

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ethanz said:
KirkD said:
I think an update is needed but not only is IS required, but I'm not very impressed with the resolution and contrast of the lens in the edges and corners of the current lens. I'd like to see its optics upgraded.
The 24-70 f2.8L II is fantastic. One of the best IQ lenses in its range. Even in the corners
+1. Uncle Rog could only declare the Sony GM as being about as good as the f/2.8L II -- despite being 4 years newer, heavier and $600 more expensive (and you get saddled with FBW to boot).

I never thought I'd say this, but the f/2.8L II is becoming a bargain, at least in comparison to its competitive peers. We all kind of threw up on our mouths a little when it was first offered for $2,299 (these lenses lived at a ~ $1400 price point before), but now it's only $1599 at year six of its lifecycle. Ha, maybe that's why Canon might update it so soon.

- A
 

YuengLinger

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Yes, IS would be dandy, especially for video shooters. Giving it at least nominal macro capability would be a big plus for wedding and other event shooters to have one lens do so much--people pictures and detail shots. Better detail shots is another important reason for the IS.

A great tool could become phenomenal.
 

docsmith

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Two professional lenses before Photokina, the most noise/chatter would indicate two of the following:
  • 24-70 IS
  • 135 f/2 II
  • 800 f/5.6 II
That would be great.