A recently published lens patent corroborates past rumors of a new Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II lens. The new lens is likely to appear later this year alongside the oft-rumored Canon 5D Mark IV.
The existing Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens has been a work horse over the past decade. The retail price still hovers around $1,000 but you can find refurbished and gray market units in the $500-$600 range these days. Expect the new model to be bundled as a kit with the 5D Mark IV and available at a standalone price in the $1200-$1500 range.
[via Canon Rumors]