« on: November 12, 2014, 02:46:24 AM »
So. Same filter size, same F range, same focal length, except heavier, longer, wider and also 50% more expensive than the previous version. Am I missing something? Unless the AF performance or sharpness or something blows the prior version away (hard to imagine at the same F stop) we just waited 10 years and are paying 50% more for turn-style zoom? Please someone tell me I am missing something major here.
You must have missed all the clamoring for an "improved" 100-400 on this and other forums that has been going on for years, and all the people who were ready to pay $ 3K.
I think apart from a rotating zoom (to which people seem to have mixed feelings) the usability with the TCs as confirmed by the MTFs, a reliable and more powerful IS, along with the much improved IQ is a sufficiently good reason for the widespread welcome this lens is getting.