Canon 24-70mm f2.8L IS Sightings

Several reports are out there about Canon 24-70mm f2.8L IS sightings.  One has even claimed to have held the beast according to

This is a long awaited lens for the Canon faithful.  Not just for the IS version, but for a newer, better engineered version of the Canon 24-70mm f2.8.  Sample variation is horrendous on the existing lens, and many a Canon shooter has gone through several samples before finding one that is good.  Even then, the lens seems to creep out of tolerance fairly quickly, requiring servicing.

This is a mainstay zoom for many shooters, so here’s hoping that the rumors are not only right, but that the coming Canon 24-70mm f2.8L IS performs flawlessly and without sample variations.  Come on Canon!  Bring it!