Rumor: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Prototype Out In The Wild (May Be Announced In 2014)

Not the rumored prototype but the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Latest murmurings about the highly speculated EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens. Canon Rumors reports:

There are plans to release an EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS sometime in the next 18 months. I have confirmed from two sources that the end of 2013 or early 2014 is the earliest we’d see a production model announced.

So no announcement in the next months, according to the sources. It is somewhat weird that Canon takes so long to field test the new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens with image stabilization.

Btw, there is a deal going on at B&H for the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II USM lens: you can get it for $2049 (click here) with free overnight shipping. Normal price is $2,299. The final price shows up after having added the item to the cart.

Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II USM price check: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA [via CR]

 

  • Bob B.

    Let’s see…2014….IS….um..hmmmm…..probably $3500? 🙂

  • Greg

    Canon has to release a 24-70mm f/2.8 IS soon – people are flocking in droves to the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC (which is the same as IS).