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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: 400 f/4, 300 f/4, 200 f/5.6
« on: February 04, 2012, 12:16:56 AM »
If i'm not wrong, this is the 4th patent of the 300 f/4 since early 2011... So can we conclude the actual one will have a new version in 2012 or 2013 ?

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: 400 f/4, 300 f/4, 200 f/5.6
« on: February 03, 2012, 03:22:06 PM »
A 400 f/4 L IS and weather sealed would be a dream and an instant favorite lens for numbers of wildlife photographers if the price is correct (i bet between 2500 and 3000$)...

If  one of the 300 f/4 L IS II weather sealed or the 400 f/4 L IS is due to be produced this year i'll be a buyer for sure !

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400mmL IS
« on: January 29, 2012, 05:09:55 PM »
Personally, I'd like a 400/5.6L IS

Ho yes ! or finally a 300 f/4 L IS II

Both weather sealed of course and under 1800$

The bags from F-stop are terrific with some space dedicated to your personal equipment and gear. i'll order one Loka as soon as possible ;)

United States / Re: Prime lenses you currently own or on your wishlist.
« on: January 24, 2012, 05:34:56 AM »
my wish list :

17-40 f/4 L
100 macro f/2.8 L IS
a new 300 f/4  L IS II weather sealed

simple, but terrific

the lens of my dreams :

300 f/2.8 L IS II

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 23, 2012, 05:58:45 PM »
So when will we have the official annoucement of this beast ? Of course i'm talking about the 200-400 ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 23, 2012, 05:55:11 PM »
A portrait of a bird with a 600mm lens, so can we say it's not a full frame body ?  So a 7D mk II looks more realistic ::) Of course we ignore the distance between this guy and the bird but...

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 23, 2012, 05:45:32 PM »
This new 200-400  makes me definitely more crazy than the unknown attached body on the 600 ;D

The idea of a potential 3D is interesting...

Lenses / Re: lenses for neotropical rainforest
« on: January 23, 2012, 04:58:10 AM »
Do you think a compact monopod is a must have for this kind of environment ? I have a good offer ( 200 $) for an unused new Gitzo CARBONE GITZO Traveler 6X GM2561T... Even if it's not for the 70-200 i'm pretty sure to use it sometimes with the 300 f/4...

Lenses / Re: lenses for neotropical rainforest
« on: January 18, 2012, 09:54:34 AM »
Thanks for all your comments guys ! Finally i will start with a 70-200 f/4 L IS (weather sealed which is so important) and when the new 300 f/4 or new 400 f/5.6 i'll buy it !

Canon General / Re: Patents: 24mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.2, 300mm f/4
« on: January 16, 2012, 05:48:42 AM »
patent 300mm F/4

    Focal length f = 294.0mm
    Fno = 4.14
    = 8.42deg angle.
    15 sheets 11 groups configured
    One element radial refractive index profile
    Bowen ratio 0.78
    Inner Focus (the second lens group for focusing)

Does it mean a new 300mm F/4 is coming for 2012 ? This is not the first patent we have seen for this lens... I hope for it ;)

Lenses / A new SIGMA macro lens announced
« on: January 10, 2012, 08:06:38 AM »

Lenses / Re: Lens Announcement at CES? [CR1]
« on: January 09, 2012, 09:51:01 AM »
I'm hoping for a new 300mm F/4 L IS II and sealed or a new 400mm F/5.6 L IS and sealed... Both are excellent lenses at a relatively affordable price but they need a fresh start !

But unfortunately i know there's only a very slim chance of that happening...

Lenses / Re: lenses for neotropical rainforest
« on: January 05, 2012, 11:27:02 AM »
In terms of wide angle lenses, what do you think about this one :

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM

My package could be the Canon 100 macro F/2.8 L IS, the Canon 300 F/4 L IS (even not sealed the lens is relatively cheap and still terrific) and this last one (or a 70-200 F/4 L IS)... With this ones i'm relatively light and mobile (i have my binos and spotting scope too !).

With camo lenscoat and cover and a monopod (which one ?)

Thanks, Vincent

Lenses / Re: lenses for neotropical rainforest
« on: January 05, 2012, 04:17:04 AM »
Ho yes of course the 300 F/2.8 would be the best lens for this environment but here in France we can't rent it ! This is one i'm dreaming about... A rain cover is absolutely needed you're right !

Any other comments about the macro lens ? i know the canon 100 f/2.8 L IS is terrific but   the Sigma 150 f/2.8 might be a better option in terms of distance... Once again i'm talking about pictures of potantially dangerous snakes like the Fer de lance or Bushmaster. But the 300 f/4 could be used to for these guys...

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