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New Canon 100-400

Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:08 am

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


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RE: New Canon 100-400

Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:13 am

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+.
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RE: New Canon 100-400

Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:40 pm

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.
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RE: New Canon 100-400

Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:45 am

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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