Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens Delayed

Nikon AFS_24_70E_ED_VR_side.low

When Nikon announced its new AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens earlier this month, it was supposed to ship by late August. Now, Nikon Japan is saying that the lens is being delayed with an official released date in October 2015.

No real details for the cause of the delay were released other than the expected comments about “final adjustments” in the lead up to the launch. You can still pre-order the new lens here at B&H Photo.

 

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 IS Patent Revealed

Canon 24-70mm Lens

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…]

Canon 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Dropped to $1,299… Is it still too much?

Canon 24-70mm f4

The Canon 24-70mm f/4L IS USM appears to have received another $100 price drop. It was originally selling for $1,499 until it received a $100 price drop earlier this month. Now, it is showing up for $1,299 here at B&H Photo.

I suspect that Canon has had a hard time moving these at $1,500 a pop when the long-time favorite EF 24-105mm f/4L IS zoom is available for $1,149 retail and they’re always available refurbished for under $1000. In fact, right now, the Canon Store has a sale on refurb 24-105mm units at under $800. [Read more…]