Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Lens “On the Horizon”

Canon 24-70mm f4 IS Rumors

After the rumor about a 24-70mm f/2.8L IS lens from Canon a couple days ago, Canon Rumors is now tweaking that rumor with “reliable” info on a f/4 version of that lens.  Apparently, the f/4 version of the lens is on the horizon and could be arriving soon.

Seems like an odd lens to add to the mix, particularly with the solid 24-105mm f/4L IS that’s been selling like hotcakes since its release.  Of course, if the sharpness improvements are as substantial as the 24-70mm f/2.8L II were over the lens it replaced, a smaller and lighter lens might serve as a replacement and more directly compliment the popular 70-200mm lineup.

What would you think about a stabilized 24-70mm f/4L IS lens?  What would be the right price point for you?



  1. says

    What’s the point!?

    Unless image stabilization is impossible on a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, why would Canon compete with the already existing 24-105mm f/fL IS?

    If I didn’t mind the f/4, I would already own the 24-105mm f/fL IS (because the extra reach would be great). I’m holding on to my old 24-70mm f/2.8L until I can replace it with a 24-70mm f/2.8L IS. No other reason to change (for me at least). Yes it will be larger/heavier, but probably still lighter than the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, so what’s the problem?

    I don’t understand this rumor at all. Please give us faster glass, with image stabilization; that is all.

  2. FedericoSDC says

    Totally disappointed, I would still get a 24-105, It will probably be around 1800 dollars. I hope the rumor account for the 24-105 IS mark II, that would be much better

  3. says

    I don’t see the point in a 24-70 f4 IS unless it is going to be cheaper than the 24-105 f4 IS. Even if it is going to be sharper then the 24-105 why would anybody pick it over the f2.8? f2.8 IS now that’s a lens I would buy!!!!

  4. says

    Seems odd, but so much of what Canon has done lately seems a little off.

    I don’t think it would be entirely horrible to add a 24-70 f/4 IS lens, but, for me at least, I wouldn’t think of purchasing one if it were any more expensive than the current 24-105, otherwise, what would the benefit be? New coatings? Slight improvement in sharpness? New IS? It would have to do that just to make up for the loss in range, so, if it were to come in over what I could get the 24-105, which honestly is about $800 with all the kit lenses being sold second hand, I wouldn’t even bat an eye. My guess is that it would become the new kit lens, so they’d be banking on kit sales far more than separate lens sales.

  5. says

    I,m very interested in this but would prefer a price point of $ 1200 or 300 less. I,m only interested because, the mtf charts suggest better contrast and sharpness. Plus ilke the compact size and weight. And the hybrid IS possibly the same as my 100L. Also I,m a serious macro fan. And at this point in time I don,t have a 24-70, only pancake/100L and 70-300L.