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Gear Talk => Deals on Gear => Topic started by: Canon Rumors on May 24, 2012, 04:55:57 PM

Title: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: Canon Rumors on May 24, 2012, 04:55:57 PM

Good News

B&H is now accepting preorders on the long awaited Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II and EF 600 f/4L IS II.


Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II at B&H for $10,499


Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II at B&H for $12,999


Adorama has gotten involved in the preorder fun too.


Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II at Adorama for $10,499


Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II at Adorama for $12,999


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Title: Re: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: danski0224 on May 24, 2012, 05:26:25 PM
I'll take one of each  ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: photophreek on May 24, 2012, 06:03:06 PM
Sure took long enough.  Announced, August 2010.  I hear Europe first. Canada next and then the US.  I would imagine very, very limited supply for quite sometime.  These better be spectacular given the wait and price - 500mm II at $10.5k and the 600mm II at $13k.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: TrumpetPower! on May 24, 2012, 06:04:46 PM
Bah! Only f/4? That's waaaay too slow. I'd pay $13k for a 600 f/1.4, but not for a 600 f/4....

b&
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: D_Rochat on May 24, 2012, 06:07:27 PM
But Nikon has better DR! Oh, wrong thread......
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: kirispupis on May 24, 2012, 06:24:33 PM
I just noticed that if I preorder the 600/4 II ($12,999) I can bundle it with Lightroom 4 and save $50.  Now that is one killer deal... :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: facedodge on May 24, 2012, 06:30:07 PM
I want 24 thousand dollars worth of glass.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: TrumpetPower! on May 24, 2012, 06:43:45 PM
I want 24 thousand dollars worth of glass.

I'd be more than happy to sell you a piece of glass for $24,000. I'll even include a certificate of authenticity for free.

Just wait a moment while I dig that broken beer bottle I found in the alley out of the recycle bin....

b&
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: Marsu42 on May 25, 2012, 06:39:11 AM
I'll take one of each  ;)

But you have to get dedicated transportation too. Just saw a guy at the local zoo with a study tripod and an extremely long tele lens, he was using a trolley because you cannot lift this exquipment all at once :-p ...

I guess he was using full frame and didn't like teleconverters, because what he was shooting was about 5-10m away. But impressive look all the same, maybe just a little overkill for the occasion.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: danski0224 on May 25, 2012, 08:02:00 AM
If someone gives me the lenses, I promise not to complain about the weight. I'll pop for some sort of cart, too.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: EOBeav on May 25, 2012, 08:37:40 AM
Any chance they'll kit this with the next Rebel?
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: Marsu42 on May 25, 2012, 10:08:46 AM
Any chance they'll kit this with the next Rebel?

Absolutely. We all should just keep complaining about these lenses, and when Canon's CEO reads this forum they'll adjust the price accordingly. Same with the 5d3. Well, not yet really, but we'll see :-p
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: camerabug on May 25, 2012, 05:37:14 PM
Makes be glad I bought mine 5 months ago for 4000.00 less.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: joemod on May 26, 2012, 12:33:11 PM
This thread may turn into a legendary one.
On a serious note now...
Bah! Only f/4? That's waaaay too slow. I'd pay $13k for a 600 f/1.4, but not for a 600 f/4....

b&
I don't think that a 600/1.4 lens is physically possible
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: TrumpetPower! on May 29, 2012, 12:31:20 PM
This thread may turn into a legendary one.
On a serious note now...
Bah! Only f/4? That's waaaay too slow. I'd pay $13k for a 600 f/1.4, but not for a 600 f/4....

b&
I don't think that a 600/1.4 lens is physically possible

Oh, it's no problem. Well, a bit of an engineering challenge, but that's all.

It's only when you get to a 600 f/1.2 that the gravitational field is enough to form a black hole -- and, even then, only with a gripped 5-series or a 1-series.

Cheers,

b&
Title: Re: Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Available for Preorder
Post by: joemod on June 01, 2012, 04:28:19 PM
This thread may turn into a legendary one.
On a serious note now...
Bah! Only f/4? That's waaaay too slow. I'd pay $13k for a 600 f/1.4, but not for a 600 f/4....

b&
I don't think that a 600/1.4 lens is physically possible

Oh, it's no problem. Well, a bit of an engineering challenge, but that's all.

It's only when you get to a 600 f/1.2 that the gravitational field is enough to form a black hole -- and, even then, only with a gripped 5-series or a 1-series.

Cheers,

b&
oops. Didn't get it in the first place  :-[