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A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« on: October 22, 2012, 07:02:54 AM »
In development?
I received a suggestion that Canon is currently developing a new EF 800 f/5.6L IS to take advantage of the new weight saving technologies in the newest supertelephoto lenses.

No mention of timeline, or if the EF 200 f/2L IS is also on the replacement cycle. If you remember, the 200 launched with the 800 back in January 2008.

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A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« on: October 22, 2012, 07:02:54 AM »

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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 07:07:57 AM »
Oh my!! I guess I'll have time to save up for it, before it hits the shelves in 2020  ;D
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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 07:48:09 AM »
How about these upgrades:  a 135 f/2.0L IS, or a 200 f/2.8L IS ?

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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 08:21:33 AM »
How about these upgrades:  a 135 f/2.0L IS, or a 200 f/2.8L IS ?

Would love to see the latter,  still black with better iq the the 70-200 is ii maybe c;

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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 09:09:25 AM »
$15K?  $20?  The weight savings is probably one reason, but the change in the white paint is probably a driving force, too.  C'mon, who wants big, expensive lenses that don't match in color, right?
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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2012, 10:50:07 AM »
Gonna be an expensive beast!  Let me guess...development announcement in 2013, announced launch in 2014, actual launch in late 2015. 

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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2012, 11:53:48 AM »
The current 800 is $20300 here already, the new one will be seriously expensive...
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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2012, 12:06:29 PM »
Too soon.  The 400/5.6 and 300/4 are in a need of a refresh for marketing.
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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2012, 12:14:05 PM »
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<strong>In development?<br />


</strong> the EF 200 f/2L IS is also on the replacement cycle. If you remember, the 200 launched with the 800 back in January 2008.</p>
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I sure hope 200 f/2L gets a replacement soon, so that I can finally pick it up at a decent price!

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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2012, 12:21:38 PM »
I sure hope 200 f/2L gets a replacement soon, so that I can finally pick it up at a decent price!

Recent history suggests you should buy it now.  For the 70-200 II, 24-70 II, and the 300-600 II lenses, prices of the MkI went UP when the new lens came out...
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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2012, 12:22:38 PM »
I hope they do a better job with this lens than they did with the 500mm f/4 II and 600mm f/4 II.

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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2012, 01:24:19 PM »
I'm surprised they would replace the 200mm f/2 so quickly.  I thought it was only a few years old. 

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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2012, 01:54:07 PM »
Oh my!! I guess I'll have time to save up for it, before it hits the shelves in 2020  ;D
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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2012, 01:54:07 PM »

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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2012, 02:00:34 PM »
Why would Canon invest in updating a supertele such a short time after it's release?

It sells enough copies (times enough profit) to justify an investment? The new Nikon 800mm f/5.6 is set to steal that many sales?

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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2012, 02:02:00 PM »
I'm surprised they would replace the 200mm f/2 so quickly.  I thought it was only a few years old.

As Neuro pointed out, it'll probably be 2014/2015 before we actually get any of these lenses up for sale, although it could be even later. That doesn't even talk about serious volume, just a trickle of the lenses into the hands of retailers.
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Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2012, 02:02:00 PM »