Canon announce a new 24-70mm f2.8 lens

Not to be out-done by Nikon, Canon finally announce the long awaited all new 24-70mm f2.8 L lens.

DPReview have details here.

The are no details on the Canon UK website, but details can be found on the US website here. There are also no details of actual UK price announced but you can bet that it will be considerably more then the current model which costs around £1000.

Canon have also announced image stabilised versions of the 24mm f2.8 and 28mm f2.8 lenses. I am not sure why these are stabilised and the zoom is not?

UPDATE:
Both Wex and Park list the lens as costing an astonishing £2299.99! The older mark 1 model is selling for under £1000!