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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 10, 2014, 11:02:52 AM »
Now, there's a unicorn wish.

Looking for this lens to drop to $1,699 levels in 6 months.
It can & does happen. ^_^ That's why I'm not in a hurry to get it.

The 7D Mark II on the other hand is something I've been waiting for nearly half a decade.

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 10, 2014, 10:30:19 AM »
Looking for this lens to drop to $1,699 levels in 6 months.

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Lenses / Re: Old lenses Canon will phase out
« on: November 10, 2014, 10:17:38 AM »
The 28-135 USM has already disappeared from Canon's listings.
http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/EF_Lenses/Zoom/

It's logical replacement is the 24-105 STM, as a junior to the 24-105L
Still being sold on Adorama & BHPhoto.

Some surprise upgrades

2012 EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
2012 EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
2014 EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

The lens they were supposed to replace are still being sold. Excess stock, perhaps?

2002 EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
2003 EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
2005 EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM ?  Where exactly Canon mentioned that 24-105 has been or is about to be replaced? I would not mind a version II of that lens but 24-70 f/4L IS is not a replacement for 24-105.
As you quoted me it appears it is excess stocks.

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Lenses / Re: Old lenses Canon will phase out
« on: November 09, 2014, 09:34:26 PM »
You are correct, these lenses are still being sold at BHPhoto/Adorama

End of Life
...
1999 EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM
1999 EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

I don't see that happening.  A $1450 big white lens is just not a realistic replacement for a $200 ultralight lens (the non-IS version).  I love my 70–300L.  I got lots of decent (but soft) photos with the 75–300 III that I used prior to getting that lens, so I'm very familiar with both lenses.  There's no comparison in terms of IQ.

On the other hand, the L version is more than twice as heavy, and costs more than seven times as much.

Most folks just getting into photography don't have that kind of money to drop on a telephoto lens.  As long as there are price-conscious consumers without absurd amounts of money to burn, IMO, there's room in the lineup for a low-end EF zoom with a long reach.  And if Amazon sales are any indication, in spite of its relatively poor IQ, the III remains one of the most popular Canon lenses by sales volume.

So no, I really can't see Canon phasing them out... not without an actual, non-L replacement ready to ship, anyway.

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Lenses / Re: Old lenses Canon will phase out
« on: November 09, 2014, 09:31:44 PM »
EF 135mm f/1.4 L IS USM would be a funny lens with roughly 100mm diameter and the price tag would be 5000 EUR/$ - don't know if it will ever be released or build as a small series ...
But it would be great with shallow DOF etc.
Out of this world DoF. ^_^

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What don't you like about your Tamron? Any anomalies you've noticed so far?

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Lenses / Re: Old lenses Canon will phase out
« on: November 09, 2014, 01:39:34 PM »
The 28-135 USM has already disappeared from Canon's listings.
http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/EF_Lenses/Zoom/

It's logical replacement is the 24-105 STM, as a junior to the 24-105L
Still being sold on Adorama & BHPhoto.

Some surprise upgrades

2012 EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
2012 EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
2014 EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

The lens they were supposed to replace are still being sold. Excess stock, perhaps?

2002 EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
2003 EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
2005 EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

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Lenses / Re: Old lenses Canon will phase out
« on: November 09, 2014, 12:40:46 PM »
Other than the EF 400mm f/5.6L USM I think these other lenses may not get updates that soon for the reason you pointed out.

1995 EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
1997 EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1999 EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

In case a EF 400mm f/5.6L IS USM comes out perhaps Canon will offer it at a $500 premium making it $1,739?

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Lenses / Re: Old lenses Canon will phase out
« on: November 09, 2014, 11:27:43 AM »
Back 4 years ago I made a list of old lenses Canon will phase out and since then a lot of things have changed making an update needed.

You forgot the 17-40L/4, I doubt Canon will keep this lens around as their strength is their IS system (any 3rd party can build a good uwa), but it might keep people from buying the more expensive 16-35L/4
Great point. I missed it as it it is newer than 2002. But still a good point.

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Lenses / Old lenses Canon will phase out
« on: November 09, 2014, 10:42:52 AM »
Back 4 years ago I made a list of old lenses Canon will phase out and since then a lot of things have changed making an update needed.

End of Life
1987 EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
1987 EF 28mm f/2.8
1987 EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus
1988 EF 24mm f/2.8
1990 EF 35mm f/2
1990 EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
1998 EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
1999 EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM
1999 EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
2001 EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM

Series II, L upgrades & IS version
2010 EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
2011 EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
2012 EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
2012 EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
2012 EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
2014 EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM
2014 EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Nearing end of life. Expect any of these lenses to be superseded in 2015

Zoom
1998 EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
2004 EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

Prime
1987 EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
1990 EF 50mm f/1.8 II
1991 EF 100mm f/2 USM
1991 TS-E 45mm f/2.8
1991 TS-E 90mm f/2.8
1992 EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
1992 EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
1993 EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1995 EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
1999 MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo

L lenses. Year cut off is 2002.
1993 EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
1995 EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
1996 EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
1996 EF 135mm f/2L USM
1997 EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1998 EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
1999 EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Personally I'd like to see a EF 135mm f/2L USM replacement come out with IS and a faster f-number like say 1.8 or 1.4.

As to pricing hopefully Sigma, Tamron and Tokina continuous to help in reining in Canon's MSRP.

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 09:48:49 PM »
I expect the price to normalize within 6 months after first shipment. For all we know it may drop by $500 by this time next year.  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 08:17:44 PM »
Under the assumption CR's rumor is true

Difference of v2 as compared to v1
- More lens elements and groups
- Differing Focus adjustment
- Shorter focusing distance by 0.82m/2.7ft
- Zoom system possible twist-type rather than push-pull
- Larger Diameter x Length, Weight 2mm x 4mm; 190g
- 2 more stops of IS
- 16 year gap between the introduction of the v1 & v2
- $500 more
- Inclusion of IS Mode 3 http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/Lens_Advantage_IS

Version 1 vs 2

v1
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 100-400mm 1:4.5-5.6
Lens Construction 17 elements in 14 groups
Diagonal Angle of View 24° - 6° 10'
Focus Adjustment Rear focusing system with USM
Closest Focusing Distance 1.8m/ 5.9 ft.
Zoom System Linear extension Type
Filter Size 77mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 3.6" x 7.4", 3.1 lbs. / 92mm x 189mm, 1,380g
2-stops of IS
Introduced 1998
Price $1,699

v2
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 100-400mm 1:4.5-5.6
Lens Construction: 21 elements in 16 groups
Diagonal Angle of View: 24º-6’10’
Focus Adjustment: Inner focus system / USM
Closest Focusing Distance: 3.2 ft. / 0.98m
Filter Size: 77mm
Max Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.7 in. x 7.6 in. / 94mm x 193mm; 3.46 lbs. / 1,570g
4-stops of IS
Introduced 2014
Price $2,199

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 07:38:49 PM »
I am glad I was wrong at $2,700. I was thinking Canon would match Nikon in pricing.  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My Super Fresh New TOY, Canon 7D MK II
« on: November 07, 2014, 06:33:48 PM »
Congratulations surapon. The first shipment at our end is still stuck in Customs. But hopefully I'll be getting it by next week

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 07, 2014, 10:35:03 AM »
It will sell for around $2,700.

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