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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM lens still in development

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM lens still in development and expected to be announced sometime in 2018.

For the time being, the insider is stating that there are up to two prototypes in development. The company still has not decided which version would best suit the needs of photographers.

Canon’s EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is the most popular lens in the lineup.  The upcoming model could be joined by a more expensive, stabilized sibling on the market. The standart zoom lens is currently priced for $2,299.00 at Amazon.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM lens to be announced sometime in 2018

One of the most popular focal length range among photographers is probably the 24-70mm focal length. This has became a standard in zoom lenses and it is usually found with a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM lens still in development

Sources are reporting that Canon is working on a 24-70mm f/2.8L lens with built-in image stabilization technology that would compete against a rumored Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 VR  lens. The goal of the lens has been weight, adding image stabilization adds weight and bulk to a lens. Nikon has to add 170 grams to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 VR when compared to the old no VR lens.

Canon didn’t release this lens because the size is too big when with image stabilization feature. Instead the company unveiled a smaller EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II model.

Nevertheless, one thing that will most likely be present in the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L IS lens is the BR Optics element. This Technology was introduced in the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens and decreases chromatic aberration.

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