Canon actively working on an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS lens?

EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II

This was murmured in the past, and got a new mention those days.

Rumor has it that Canon is developing an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS lens. Apparently, Canon was already working on this lens and produced some prototypes when the company was developing the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM. The lens was not released so far, according to the rumor, because Canon deemed it to be too large and too heavy. Before releasing this lens, Canon will eventually work on reducing size and weight.

That’s all. No suggested announcement date nor specifications.

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS deal – $647 (reg. $899, plus UV filter as bonus)

Canon EF 24-70mm F/4L IS Deal – $647 (reg. $899, Plus UV Filter As Bonus)

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS at a glance:

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/4.0-22
  • Two UD & Two Super UD Lens Elements
  • Dual Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Hybrid Image Stabilization (IS)
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Macro Mode with 0.7x Magnification
  • Weather Resistant to Dust & Moisture
  • Fluorine Coatings Reduce Fingerprints
  • Zoom Lock Lever

Top Rated Plous seller 6ave on eBay (99.2% positive ratings) has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS lens on sale at $646.93. Compare at $899. Free shipping. Please note: this is a grey import model, 1 year seller warranty applies. You get an UV filter for free.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Deals: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at $1,599, EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II $1,529, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II $1,399

Deals: Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II At $1,599, EF 70-200 F/2.8 L IS II $1,529, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II $1,399

Top Rated Plus seller 6ave on eBay (99.2% positive ratings) has a batch of very good deals on Canon lenses.

Free shipping in the USA. Please note: these are import items, 1 year seller warranty applies.

Canon EF 70-200 f/ 2.8 L IS II

Canon EF 70-200 f/ 2.8 L IS II

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This experimental timelapse was shot using two EOS 5D Mark III side by side to get extra wide angle and no distortion

panola

From time to time I like to feature timelapse videos that in my opinion stand out from the pack. Pano LA is a time-lapse by Joe Capra that has it all: it’s a well working and interesting experimental setup and it’s visually beautiful.

What makes this timelapse of Los Angeles different from others is the setup. By using two Canon EOS 5D Mark III cameras side-by-side on a custom rig, Joe gets a very wide angle of view without the distortion that usually comes as side effect when using wide angle lenses. He used longer lenses to shoot the time-lapse, i.e. two Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L, two EF 24-105mm f/4L IS and two EF 70-200mm f/2.8. If you watch the video below, you’ll see how well the compression effect of the longer lenses works for the panoramic rendering.

In joe Capra’s words:

Shooting Pano LA has been the most ambitious, challenging, demanding, and rewarding project I have worked on to date. It was shot over a period of two years entirely in true panoramic form using two synced DSLR cameras side by side. The resulting panoramic timelapse footage comes in at a whopping 10K x 4K resolution when stitched. I did not shoot this film to achieve the extreme resolution. I shot it for the panoramic look, especially the compressed look you get when using long lenses.

Shooting panoramic timelapse was something I had always wanted to do. I love panoramic images and wanted to bring that look to timelapse, and I wanted to do it proper, not by faking it by just cropping the top and bottom of regular timelapse shots. I gave it a try many years ago but was never able to get the images from the two cameras to sync properly and get the images to stitched together correctly.

Along with the custom rig, Joe used RamperPro to control flickering and day to night transitions. For motion control he used a custom motion controller with Kessler Crane TLS with Second Shooter.

Kudos!

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Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM deal – $599 ($300 off, one day only, B&H)

Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Deal – $599 ($300 Off, One Day Only, B&H)

B&H Photo has the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens for Canon EF/EF-S mount on sale at $599, after an instant discounted by $300. This is B&H’s DealZone deal of today.

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • One ELD and Two SLD Elements
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) AF System
  • Internal Focus
  • Front Filter Thread: 82mm
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm