Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Lens Patent

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A recent patent publication shows Canon has been looking into adding image stabilization to a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.  Given the recent announcement of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens (which still isn’t available), however, this doesn’t bode well for an IS version anytime soon.

Of course, there’s a Tamron lens that fills this void though

[via Photo Rumors]

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Delayed Until September

Canon 24-70mm

Canon has been on a roll lately in the delay of lenses.  So it should come as no surprise that the highly anticipated Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens has been delayed until mid-September 2012.

The new 24-70mm f/2.8L lens was announced back in February (and was slated for availability in April 2012) alongside the Canon 24mm and 28mm prime lenses (both of which were slated for a June launch and are now readily available). This delay will put the refreshed 24-70mm lens availability at 7+ months after announcement (assuming Canon doesn’t delay it again).

[via Rob Galbraith]

Canon EF 24-70mm II, 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lenses Announced

Canon New Lenses Feb 2012

Canon launched 3 new lenses today – a new standard zoom and two stabilized primes. These are all EF lenses with full-frame coverage.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM – Priced at $2299. Available in April.

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM – Priced at $849. Available in June.

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM – Priced at $799. Available in June.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]