Canon Lens Rumors

New IS Lenses? [CR1]

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Now the claims start flowing
Received 3 emails in the last 10 minutes claiming to know which lenses are coming.

Canon will launch the 24-70 f/2.8L IS II and 70-200 f/2.8L IS II near the end of August.

Another Take
According to a reader, a pro sports photographer had told him to hold off on purchasing a 300 f/2.8L IS as well as the 500 f/4L IS.

I have a history dating back a fair ways stating we’d see an update to the big white lenses for the Olympics and World Cup.

I was told by an MLB photographer that Canon would be updating their big white lenses over the next “12-24 months”. That was in the fall of 2008.

Take #3
Could this confirm the new L macro rumor from a while back? An email and commenter think so.

CR’s Take
I have no info from credible sources yet, I should see some insight in the morning (EST). I need to really sleep though!

thanks for waking me Dave


81 responses to “New IS Lenses? [CR1]”

  1. if they up the IQ noticeably that would be some lens

    but it has been wished and rumoured for some many years now and always a false promise

    but maybe it is time

    maybe for august:

    24-70 IS with better optics, especially at wide end

    180 IS L macro

    35 1.4 Mk II L (although this one was already pretty good at Mk I and maybe not the most urgent need, then again they redid the 24 and TS-E and they seem to refuse to update the non0L primes, which is a shame, as a landscape 24mm f/2.8 with equal or better IQ than the 1.4 L MkII could be done for a LOT less, so maybe this makes sense to next on line, but only if they did the 24-70 IS so maybe yes the 24-70 IS!)

    maybe one new EF-S, but four lenses sounds like a lot

    and a few new super-tele with much modern IS for olympics time, at least on trial basis

  2. well so many of those are 100% not due for update not sure you can tell anything from that

    IMO the 24-70, 17-40 and some slow, high quality wide to 50mm primes are badly in need of an update; my guess is canon is not touching the latter, at least not for a long while, which is a shame

  3. i mean they do have great wide primes now and great stuff for landscapes but starting at $1700 is rough when you might get a 24mm f/2.8 MkII or L for $850 that is at least as sharp at f/6.3-f/11 as the new 1.4.

    anyway at least they do have superb options now, even if at great cost, so that is a positive

  4. lens rumours do have a terrible record, much worse than for body specs, virtually none have ever been correct aside maybe for the 18-200 about a month early

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