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User currently offlineckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5997 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



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6715 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5989 times:

Quoting ckw (Thread starter):

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+.

It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineangad84 From India, joined Nov 2012, 1791 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks ago) and read 5765 times:

As long as it's as sharp or sharper than the 400mm f/5.6 wide open, I'll be in line as soon as it hits retail.

I can live with the slow aperture(s) and don't really care about IS, so all Canon needs to do is have snappy AF and much sharper images at the long end, and they can have my $2500.

User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6811 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5529 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.

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