ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 784 posts, RR: 15 Posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4798 times:
What many of us are waiting for ...
Canon Rumours is reporting that the replacement 100-400 is being tested 'in the wild' with a possible announcement toward the end of the year. Most obvious difference is that twist ring replaces push pull, but I think we can assume the latest IS system will be incorporated. Those 2 features alone would make it of interest, but one would hope/assume improved optics as well.
Sadly it appears to still be a variable aperture f4-5.6, but to be honest, with improving ISO performance, slow lenses don't bother me too much.
Price estimated at us$2.5K + ... a lot of money, but at least more realistic than the 12K for the 200-400
Yeah, that aperture staying as it is seems to tempt me even more towards the 70-200 2.8 II.. But I'm in no position right now to buy new lenses! I'd still rather shoot at 2.8 and a lower ISO than at f/5.6 and ISO10,000+.
CX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6680 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 4330 times:
Sounds good to me too. My 100-400 is 10-11 years old and pretty knackered. Been thinking about a replacement for the last couple of years and glad I didn't do it. Now I can wait for the MkII. The price sounds reasonable.