SNATH
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Rumor: Canon 100-400 L MkII Specs

Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:46 pm

Hi all,

Following up on the thread I started a few weeks ago. Canon Rumors is reporting here:

http://www.canonrumors.com/2008/12/ef-100-400-f4-56l-is-cr2/

that they got an e-mail from a guy who's allegedly been testing the Canon 100-400 L mk II. The main points (nothing really unexpected I have to say!):

- traditional zoom ring (no push/pull mechanism)
- slightly faster on the wide end (f4 instead of f4.5)
- latest IS (4-stops)
- weather sealing
- (most importantly) very sharp

Announcement is supposed to be coming in Feb 2009. Of course, take it with a grain of salt.  Smile

Regards,

Tony
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michlis
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RE: Rumor: Canon 100-400 L MkII Specs

Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:59 pm

Interesting. The F4 would be a great feature, but personally I find the "push-pull" mechanism to a strong attribute to the lense, especially if you're shooting sports.
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Samuel32
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RE: Rumor: Canon 100-400 L MkII Specs

Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:28 pm

Rumor is most likely BS... Tomorow it will be 1DMK4, and in one week it will be the 400 5.6L IS.

Though if it were true i'd buy it in a heartbeat. You hardly need another lens in aviation if your copy is sharp.

Offcourse there is always the 300 2.8, and 500 F/4 on a nice 1.3 crop body (or 1.6), but thats out of price range for a lot of us.

Sam,

[Edited 2008-12-29 07:32:49]
 
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RE: Rumor: Canon 100-400 L MkII Specs

Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:59 pm



Quoting Samuel32 (Reply 2):
Rumor is most likely BS...

Maybe, maybe not. It's consistent with what I've been hearing on the 100-400 L replacement (the only new item was really the Feb 2009 date). The specs look quite reasonable to me too (and consistent to what Canon has done recently when replacing other lenses). But we'll really know in a month or two.  Smile

Quoting Samuel32 (Reply 2):
400 5.6L IS.

That'd be awesome.

Tony
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RE: Rumor: Canon 100-400 L MkII Specs

Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:16 am

eh.. i wouldnt hold my breath for Feb 2009...
canon just had a price increase.. and the 100-400
went up also.. if they wanted to clear stocks they would
have had a runout special on it.. but ill ask the rep
next time i see him, might get u some more info =]

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