Rumors: EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens in Development

Cnaon EF 24-70mm f 2.8L II USM

According to latest rumors from CR, Canon currently is developing a new 24-70mm standard zoom lens with Image Stabilization feature. This new lens will be EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM lens.

When Canon released the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens in 2012, there also rumored an IS version coming, but Canon didn’t released the f/2.8 version, instead the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens got released. So talk of EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM is over.

While Nikon is rumored to announced their IS verison lens: AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 PF VR Lens, it seems unlikely Canon would leave such a lens out of their lineup, a lineup they’re very proud of.

Besides, there are two lens patents (Patent 1 | Patent 2) talked about this new IS version 24-70mm f/2.8L lens.

The price of this new IS lens will be more expensive than EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, and will not replace EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM.

via: CR

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