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Would anyone else prefer NOT to pay for IS? The price premium is bound to be similar to that for longer lenses, but in this case it wouldn't be anywhere near as necessary IMO.
If the same lens was made without IS, for a cheaper price, wouldn't that represent far better value?
EDIT: or maybe drop the IS for a UD element or two?
To be honest, maybe, toss in a UD element and looking how the new 24-70 does, this new 24 2.8 with UD would deliver beyond off the chart results. So yeah I'd maybe have traded the IS for UD, that said the IS could be useful certainly.