After years of reading all the talking, complaining and countless rumors, Canon will be releasing a replacement to the Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L lense sometime in April 2012. We all know the current price tag on the old version at about $1400. I am hearing that the new version will be MSRP $2300. That is insane!!!
Here’s some of the new features that I know of.
1) less heavier then the old version
2) filter size increase from 77mm to 82mm
3) fully extended to 70mm
4) NO Image Stabilization.
I personal do not see myself upgrading to the new version. Mainly because I cant afford it. I like my old 24-70mm. Yes its a little on the heavy side. I just need a reason to eat more and hit the gym. If they have added the Image Stabilization, I would have consider. But right now I just do not see myself making the upgrade. Especially not at that price tag.
In additional to the new 24-70, Canon also announced two new Non-L Prime lenses, the 24mm f2.8 IS and 24mm f2.8 IS. I always LOVE prime lenses. Something about them that just make you go WOW. Unfortunately I cant afford any of the L Prime lenses. I have always like the 24mm range. Maybe I might consider this new one. I am hearing the price tag will be around $850 range. Canon is claiming 4 stops on Image Stabilization. That’s impressive if it is true. I guess time will tell if any of these lenses are worth getting. I love to hear your opinion.
You can read more from Canon Press Release here.