Originally Posted by M_Six
The 24-105 glut happened when the 5D MkIII was (for a time) unavailable as body only. The only way to get one was to buy it with the 24-105 kit lens. That dumped loads of 24-105s on the market. If Canon continues to produce the 24-105, I'll be surprised. But I've been surprised before.
I can't wait to see some real world tests on this 24-70 f4. The Digital Picture side-by-side comparisons with the 24-105 IQ will be especially interesting.
For those of us that shoot in Raw and then apply Digital Lens Optimization correction in Raw conversion, many of those tests are misleading, particularly at the wide end of the focal length spectrum. We're no longer shooting film, but those tests compare uncorrected images as if we were still shooting Kodachrome.
Still, I'll be curious to see the reviews of the 24-70/f4 IS. The macro feature will be nice. If they can improve IQ to any degree, I might bite. Also, if it's lighter, that'd be nice. I doubt that I'll move, but you never know...
I'm Jonesing for a 8-15mm or the 16-35mm.