GabrielZ: I was excited at first on reading about the new 24-70, but then realised no IS and 2 grand plus price, big disappointment,sorry.The wideangle primes are interesting though.
I'm a Canon fan and use their kit. But over the last few years it seems Canon are playing catch up to Nikon instead of leading the field like they used too. I thought Canon would be first with a 30 MP+ DSLR but Nikon beat them to it again. I imagine the 5D Mk3/5D-X will compensate with 4K video ability and the like...
Canon's 24-70 II leap frogs over Nikon's 24-70 in resolving power.
CraigHarris: Why didn't they just put IS on the 24-70? it would render both those primes pointless and would justify the otherwise insane price tag on the new glass ... I'm utterly disappointed. Having to buy a 24-105 f/4 just to get a sensible zoom with IS is really annoying.
i wanted IS too. but the lighter weight will be nice.
Conrad567: $2300...wow that feels like a lot of coin for two more elements of glass. This lens must perform amazingly.
the MTF resolution charts bear this out.
CameraLabTester: This new 24-70 Mark 2 lens will really bring true value, classic status, appreciation, and precious ownership to... the old 24-70 Mark 1
...which started life at $2100.00