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Title: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
Post by: Canon Rumors on February 18, 2012, 03:50:36 PM

Another update

Canon has officially announced the new Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II and Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II will become available in May 2012.


I think  this is only the 4th date given for release and probably the last.


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Title: Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
Post by: stilscream on February 18, 2012, 05:10:47 PM
Awesome!! I want one! If only my Mother's estate would sell, I could buy the 600 f/4! :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
Post by: dstppy on February 18, 2012, 05:32:31 PM
Let me guess, price will be announced by Mike Myers in a bald wig?

Very nice to hear/see, but I hope there's going to be something between consumer grade stuff and glass that you have to be related to the Windsors to afford . . .
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
Post by: photochemist on February 18, 2012, 07:09:03 PM
B&H has them online for delivery in April:

600mm = $13K
500mm = $10.5K
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
Post by: briansquibb on February 18, 2012, 08:52:12 PM
B&H has them online for delivery in April:

600mm = $13K
500mm = $10.5K

I do so much fancy a 600 but that is a lot of money  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
Post by: eeek on February 18, 2012, 09:11:11 PM
I don't understand- they officially announced this on a Saturday night/early Sunday morning?
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
Post by: Jim K on February 18, 2012, 10:13:35 PM
I was looking at moving up from my 500 f/4L to the 600 f/4L II but the "lighter" 600 II would weigh as much as my 500 and I really want something lighter so decided to go with the 500 II.

Then I didn't win the $325 Million Powerball last weekend  :(
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
Post by: bigblue1ca on February 18, 2012, 10:27:47 PM
13k....hmmm, I guess in light of the 24-70 II increase this isn't surprising and we can look for Canon to be boosting all their new lens prices. 
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
Post by: DeeWee on February 19, 2012, 12:27:06 AM
Link to the announcement?
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
Post by: photochemist on February 19, 2012, 12:35:19 AM
Here is the Canon link to the 600mm.

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_600mm_f_4l_is_ii_usm (http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_600mm_f_4l_is_ii_usm)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
Post by: EYEONE on February 19, 2012, 12:36:25 AM
Ah, two lenses I can't even afford to rent.

But, it's great that they are coming out. I'm very interested in the performance of them. The MTF charts show the 600mm MkII as sharp with a 2x teleconverter as the Mk1 was without it.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
Post by: Michael_pfh on February 19, 2012, 01:57:36 AM
Think I am going to get both :D
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
Post by: DeeWee on February 19, 2012, 03:05:03 AM
Here is the Canon link to the 600mm.

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_600mm_f_4l_is_ii_usm (http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_600mm_f_4l_is_ii_usm)

So how does that help us with the issue at hand? There is no mention of any date on that page.
Other than the fact there is no official announcement yet...

EDIT: Here is the Canon USA link, I guess we can take this as official: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon/standard_display/importantMessages20120217 (http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon/standard_display/importantMessages20120217)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
Post by: photochemist on February 19, 2012, 07:34:36 PM
Here is the Canon link to the 600mm.

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_600mm_f_4l_is_ii_usm (http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_600mm_f_4l_is_ii_usm)

So how does that help us with the issue at hand? There is no mention of any date on that page.
Other than the fact there is no official announcement yet...

At the time, there it was in question whether this was even official at Canon. My link proved that it was not a rumor but actually on Canon's web site. I'm sorry it was not helpful to you.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
Post by: JoeBoe19 on February 20, 2012, 01:54:59 PM
i wonder how many people can afford these.

how many pictures of birds do you need to sell to make a profit counting the heavy costs of these lenses?