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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


The 24-70 f2.8 IS & 70-200 f2.8 IS just seems like a natural pair I have the 70-200 f2.8 IS but no body makes the 24-70 f2.8 with IS. It seems like the perfect (Duh) lens if I've ever seen one. Why do you think Canon or someone wouldn't make that. I have trimmers and need IS on all my lenses but the 17-55 f2.8 IS isn't long enough to fill the gap.

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Jan 27, 2012 at 07:57 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


The 24-70 hasn't been updated for quite a while.... maybe on the next update it will get IS.


Jan 27, 2012 at 08:05 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


I have heard rumours of the the 24-70 f2.8L mk2 with IS. I'm guessing the mk2 of this lens will have IS and would also command a hefty price tag but no doubt it would be very worth it.


Jan 27, 2012 at 08:21 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


I am waiting for the 24-70L IS II: the first L lens introduced in a long while by Canon that I will not want right from the beginning. I'm looking forward to the pleasure of passing it by.


Jan 27, 2012 at 08:23 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


I hope so, too. If not, the 24-105 4.0 (that I sold expecting the 24-70 2.8 IS) will be my next purchase again for sure.


Jan 27, 2012 at 08:24 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


The 24-70 doesn't have IS because Canon wants to sell more 24-105s.


Jan 27, 2012 at 08:26 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


I don't think it's a gimme that the next version will have IS. For one thing Nikon is not really pushing them on that front so they don't HAVE to. I would love to see it though even though it will cost $2500 bare minimum.


Jan 27, 2012 at 08:30 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


Was a weight and somewhat a size issue for that time.


Jan 27, 2012 at 08:31 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


Snopchenko wrote:
The 24-70 doesn't have IS because Canon wants to sell more 24-105s.


24-105 is much cheaper. They offer the 70-200 with and without. At a huge price difference. And I guess very successful. The 24-105 IS is f: 4.0 - the 24-70 f 2.8. Two different target groups. Like 70-200 L IS USM. Both, the 2.8 AND the 4.0 sell fantastic.



Jan 27, 2012 at 08:36 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


Unfortunately most rumors about the 24-70 mark 2 tend to say that it will NOT have IS. It's quite a shame actually. I would be willing to pay 2.5k for a 24-70 f2.8 IS. It would make a killer combo with the 70-200 f2.8 II IS. I would also be willing to deal with the fact that it would be a big and heavy lens.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


How much weight do you want to hold, and how much do you want to pay? I'm sure the answers to those questions helped determine the original verison. I still love mine and prefer to have no IS and a $1300 lens, compared to IS and an $1800 lens. IS is nice, but not so critical on shorter focal lengths.


Jan 27, 2012 at 09:08 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


Do you really need IS at these focal lengths?


Jan 27, 2012 at 09:16 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


No doubt it will come. I for one can't see any new lens release (zooms at least) that won't include IS . My guess would be the next 2 L zooms to be announced would be a 24-70 2.8 IS and 17-40/4 IS . Nikon released an UWA f4 with vr so I can't see canon not doing it.

On the 24-70 it amazed me that sigma didn't put OS on teir last version of the 24-70 .



Jan 27, 2012 at 09:17 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


Today I would always prefere a lens with IS. Even I shoot with 50mm or below.
As far I can see IS does increase weight for 100-200 gramms, yes (based on 70-200 2.8 and 4.0 comparisment). But to get 3-4 stops more anti shaking freedom helps me as an old man very much to get much more keepers.

Ralph



Jan 27, 2012 at 09:21 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


If the 24-70 II has IS, maybe I'll get the first version if the price falls enough...like Patrick said, "Do you really need IS at these focal lengths?"...I also don't hear rave reviews on this lens, but see it used most often for journalism.

Jefferson



Jan 27, 2012 at 09:28 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


Sorry Ralph, did not see your post before I posted mine...couple of those good German brews can help a lot, less expensive than adding IS to a 24-70L

Jefferson

Edited on Jan 27, 2012 at 09:42 PM · View previous versions



Jan 27, 2012 at 09:35 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


patrick_morris wrote:
Do you really need IS at these focal lengths?


+1: Exactly! I use mine since more than 7 years now and didn't have even one blurry shot taken with the 24-70. IS is useful at focal lengths above 150 mm IMO.



Jan 27, 2012 at 09:38 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


It doesnt need IS cause its f2.8. Design isnt hand-holdable landscape lens. Sure it could use IS, if you dont mind quite a bit of weight increase.

Or you can buy Sony and enjoy IS with every lens. (and regret it with anything longer than 200mm)

Yea and it will be more expensive.



Jan 27, 2012 at 09:49 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


retrofocus wrote:
+1: Exactly! I use mine since more than 7 years now and didn't have even one blurry shot taken with the 24-70. IS is useful at focal lengths above 150 mm IMO.


Don't know about that. The IS on the 24-105 is very nice. Why would it be less affective on the 24-70?



Jan 27, 2012 at 09:49 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Why no IS on the 24-70 f2.8?


IS is useful at all focal lengths, IMO, particularly for longer exposures without having to use a tripod. That said I don't need IS in a 24-70, but I'd welcome it.


Jan 27, 2012 at 09:49 PM
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