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Adorama has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens for $1699 (reg. $2299) after instant discounts and mail-in rebate. The price drops to $1899 when you get to checkout and then there is an additional $200 mail-in rebate from Canon available, which brings the final net price down to $1699. This is the cheapest I have ever seen this lens. Don’t expect it to last long. Adorama is also offering 2% rewards on this lens. Check it out here at Adorama.
B&H has the new Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens for Sony E-mount cameras in stock now with free shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Prior to the release of the latest Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens, there were rumors that a prototype of a version with Canon’s Image Stabilization was undergoing testing. Then, the new lens came along, it didn’t have IS, and word of any kind of possible replacement with image stabilization died out.
A recently published Canon patent document reveals that Canon has, in fact, developed such a lens. [Read more...]