kubelik said:ELK, I know the rumor you are talking about. at the time I think everyone sort of gave a nervous laugh and shrugged it off. what muteteh and I are thinking now is that rumor was actual solid info ... it's an interesting way for canon to develop its market segmentation, and actually I don't know that I mind it so much.
I do hope they replace some of the cheaper wide angle primes with "budget" L glass, stuff that sits below the $1000 mark. shouldn't be hard, the 135 f/2 L and 200 f/2.8 L both are around that price point, and I wouldn't mind paying $700-800 or so for, say, a 28 f/2 L or a 24 f/2.8 L if the image quality is there.
Quite agree. Only they say 135 f/2 L is superb quality lens (I never had chance to shoot with it) so it's worth only to introduce IS version of it by keeping this one too. Seems Canon is more interested to keep it's dominance in wildlife and sports - hence all the big lens announcement, rather than wide and mid-range area where Nikon excels at the moment. Since most of us are not pro wildlife and sports shooters, we're desperately waiting for Canon to finally turn its face to us.