Canon’s new 24-70mm f/2.8L II is in stock and now shipping from B&H Photo.
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]
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]
Tamron’s new stabilized 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is available for pre-order at B&H Photo and due to ship on April 26.
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…]