Next generation 24-70 2.8 hopefully becoming due sometime soon?

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Next generation 24-70 2.8 hopefully becoming due sometime soon?
Jan 30, 2011

I did some research:

  • The Canon 28-70 F2.8 was introduced in 1993.

  • The successor, the Canon 24-70 F2.8 was introduced in 2002.

So nine years later, assuming Canon maintains the cycle time, the successor
to the 24-70 should arrive in 2011, which happens to be this year.

Also I was borrowed a 24-70 yesterday and had a chance to try it some.
It made great picture but did feel and handle like it could need an update.

In my opinion its also not up to par with the 70-200 IS II USM F2.8 in sharpness, geometric distortion and many other factors. Well and it is not available with IS.

A 9 year cycle would also roughly fit the cycle time Canon has maintained for its 70-200s.

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