Canon did introduced the 200mm L and 800mmL IS this year .I was hoping for a new 100-400mmL IS at Photokina or something in that range.. Also I don't think they will do anything with 24-70mm f2.8 because they replace it with 24-105 IS.
I read some post about Zeiss lenses for Canon which will be interesting.
But I understand your dilemma with the lenses because it is always hard to decide what to buy to best fit your needs
This is true, I had forgotten about those two lenses! I'm pretty much decided on the 70-200 f/2.8, but am still on the fence about the 24-70 and the 24-105L IS f/4. I've rented the 24-105L before, for events and I like it. However, its hard to tell the difference (for me at least) with it to the 28-135 IS EF-S.
Am I missing another combination of lenses that will cover a wide range of focal lengths, and still be pro quality? Lenses are built to suit certain needs.... I think we had covered that- ad nauseum. So who uses the 24-70L vs the 24-105L ?
As far as I can figure, the 24-70 is sharper (true?), has IS, and shallower DOF (because I think with the new ISO capabilities, the lenses are pretty much the same speed...). Whereas the 24-105 has a wider focal length (making it better for events) and IS (again, the ISO capabilities are making the speed a smaller issue). Is this a fair comparison to make?
I've read the lens articles between the two, but still am at a loss of which one to choose. Originally the f/2.8 sounded more attractive, but is it no longer a matter of being a faster lens, to me. The shallower DOF and zoom potential seem to be the only differences.
Maybe then the 24-70L is a studio lens and the 24-105L is more of an everyday, walk about lens?