Canon 24-70mm 2.8L IS anytime soon?

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  1. Neil S.

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    I would really like to get a 24-70 2.8L, but I can't help but wonder if an IS version might be out soon.

    Has anyone heard if they are working on one? It seems logical that they would be to me. A google search didn't return anything really.

    The only thing close is the 17-55 2.8 IS, and I feel its lacking optically especially on my 7D. It is still a pretty descent lens, althought its overpriced imo.

    Yes IS is something thats quite important to me, if you are wondering.
     
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    There was a rumour months ago about the IS version coming out. I had the cash for the 24-70, ready to replace my Tamron 28-75. Even the guy at the store told me back in May that there were rumours of a new one.

    But then Canon came out and said that its new lenses are an 8-15 fisheye zoom, 70-300 4-5.6 L zoom and are upping their long primes (300,400,500,600). Nothing about a 24-70 IS :(


    http://www.canonrumors.com/ is a half decent site for...well...canon rumours :)

    EDIT: From Canon Rumours, posted on Aug 30

    1Ds Mark IV @ Photokina
    Receiving a few tidbits of information about an upcoming 1Ds body.

    Everything points to it launching before Photokina. We’ve even seen claims it could launch as early as this week.
    I also received one emailing claiming it would be launched with 1 lens. No word on what lens that would be.
    The 1D Mark IV didn’t launch with a lens, however the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II did launch a couple of months earlier on its own.
    A new 24-70 is obviously a lens that would make sense to launch with a new 1Ds.
     
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    everyone was expecting it to come out with the 60D and all those news lenses but it didn't.

    Maybe one day.
     
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    Thanks for the info, this is interesting stuff.

    I am a tad broke at the moment anyways, so waiting isnt that big of a deal to me.

    I sure hope they do release an IS version soon. I am guessing it will be the lens to get for many Canon fans if they do.
     
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    Why is the IS important for you? When the new one is released, the old one will drop in price.

    I picked up a 70-200 2.8 IS a few months ago, a month or so after they released the new 70-200. The old one dropped $500 at a local store as they were trying to get rid of their inventory
     
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    I am not sure what type of photos you are shooting, but I have been shooting the 24-70L, and I shake like a leaf in the wind.

    I use a tripod most of the time, but I am getting better at hand held photography. The lens is a lot of fun to shoot with, not only sharp, but the colors are awesome.
    I use it a lot for architectural without the tripod, and I improve each time I go out.

    I see these for sale at good prices on the web, you may want to go that route, and not wait.
     
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    I am a big fan of IS because I like to shoot handheld. I own a very nice carbon tripod, but often I just want to keep moving or don't even feel like bringing it.

    The IS on my 70-200 2.8 mk II is so good that I can shoot with insanely slow shutter speeds and still get sharp images. It's hard for me to live without it after shooting with that lens.

    When I shoot with my 35mm 1.4L handheld I miss having it quite a bit. I guess some people look at it like a crutch or something, but I don't.

    One thing is for sure, it makes getting sharp handheld photos much easier especially in low light. That is of course if subject movement doesnt factor into the equation.
     
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    I will probably wait a year or so, and if I still don't hear anything then I will just pull the trigger on the current version.
     
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    I wasn't knocking having IS...its a feature, just like any other, that some find essential and others dont. I would never have any success with a 70-200 if it werent for IS.

    I guess it also depends on what you shoot. If you are doing low light action shots (night spots, concerts), IS will not help a fast moving subject with low shutter. If you are doing walk around shots, architecture, photojournalism and such, then the IS would help as the subject is static.

    I dont have IS on my Tamron 28-75 f2.8 and its just fine. But then, its not built like a tank like the 24-70...
     
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    Ya I agree that it depends on what you are shooting.

    I bought my 35mm for my 1st L glass, knowing full well that it didn't have IS. I don't regret this either, because its such a good lens especially on a tripod.

    Pretty much I am looking for L glass to replace my 17-55 2.8 IS. Getting a lens with FF compatibility in this focal range is especially important to me because I may buy the 5D mk III when it comes out.

    It needs to have IS, because I will use it as a walk around lens a lot. I know its a little heavy, but this won't be a problem. I have used my 70-200 mk II as a walk around lens for 1/2 days, and although I was very tired after it was doable for me.
     

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