Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Rumors

After the recently-introduced Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens, we are now starting to hear rumors of a version of this lens with image stabilization.  Of course, rumors of such a lens have been around for quite some time now, but Canon Rumors has received additional tips recently that point to a possibility that the lens could be in the pipeline.

Tamron has a stabilized 24-70mm f/2.8 lens that has received quite a bit of praise.  Who would be interested in a stabilized version of this lens directly from Canon?  What would be the right price point for you to pull the trigger?

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  1. Alex B says

    $2999 is my guess on pricing. Should be an amazing lens if produced, but pricing will be outrageous.

    • Matt says

      agreed. The new one is priced to be out of most amateurs hands as it is. I think your guess is probably right.

  2. Dan says

    There once was a day when Sigma & Tamron did not make lenses nearly as good as Canon. Those days are largely gone and I don’t think Canon will be able to compete as well if it keeps to the current pricing. They would have to charge at least $2500 for this and that will be a tough sell when the Tamron is so good for half that price.

  3. says

    About time! I didn’t see the need to spend that much money to upgrade my 24-70, if it didn’t offer image stabilization.

    This is something I would actually be interested in. But the rumour comes at about the same time as the “everything is moving toward mirrorless” rumour, too!

  4. hjoseph says

    The non-IS is expensive enough. I have the orignal 24-70 but I might trade it in for the Tamron. I shoot weddings and the Canon is just too bulky and heavy for my old knees.

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