By my reckoning a 500/5.6 DO IS would weigh about as much as a 400/5.6 (2-3lbs) but would sell easily sell for 500/4.0 IS II prices.
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I am not surprised. Don't treat rental equipment any different than if you owned itI agree. I am sure this will become popular where I live in 12 months so I know not to join such festivus.
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20k for a 800mm IS II? I'd be willing to pay that amount for a 1000mm f/5.6 IS that weighed 4.5kg, more than 4-stops of IS and minimum focusing distance of 6 meters/20 feet.Why bother with a new 800mm if there's not much to improve at the moment?
Simple, the 800mm was something Canon has that Nikon did not. Now Nikon has a better one that sells for $18K, so Canon wants to pass it, pricewise anyway.
and the 1200 F5.6 is also way overdue for updating.... and probably costs more than my house.I'd be more inclined to get that than an updated 800mm