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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2013, 11:20:18 AM »
Am I the only one that loves the push/pull zoom?

No.   :)

Hope they keep push-pull, but could learn to live with rotating extension.
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2013, 11:20:18 AM »

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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2013, 11:23:20 AM »
How about a new 400 5.6L IS ?

smaller, lighter, sharper !

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« Reply #47 on: March 27, 2013, 11:26:32 AM »
15-60 F4
ha. I'm not sure I'd rather have a constant f/4 zoom over what the 15-85 already provides. If anything, there is room for Canon to match what Sigma puts out, with something like a 17-70 f/2.8-f/4 zoom that does 1:2 or 1:3 macro. That'd fall in line with their new 24-70 f/4 that does macro on full-frame.

How about a new 400 5.6L IS ?

smaller, lighter, sharper !
And yours for only $2499!

Especially with IS, hell, it might be more than that.

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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2013, 11:29:05 AM »
Am I the only one that loves the push/pull zoom?

No.   :)

Hope they keep push-pull, but could learn to live with rotating extension.

When the push/pull is fully extended the length approximates the 400mm focal length which means the lens elements are not "over-worked" as they are in compact designs.

It's one of the reasons why the 100-400 is so good at the top end where many zooms fail miserably.

A new push/pull 100-400 with a super ED element thrown in to improve contrast would be fine by me!

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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2013, 11:30:25 AM »
How about a new 400 5.6L IS ?
smaller, lighter, sharper !

That would be very welcome, but a hard decision.  One of the great things about the 100-400L is that you get a 400mm lens that collapses down to the size of a 70-200/2.8.  The 400/5.6 is more of a challenge to pack/transport. 
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2013, 11:33:14 AM »
If it comes in at about the same price as the Nikon, I won't be disappointed. That's much less than earlier predictions.

I'll hang on to my current 100-400 until the price settles in, compare the quality of the two and then decide if it's worthwhile or not. If the quality is similar to the 70-300 L it will be worth trading up. I actually feel like, for once, I'm in a good position. Glad I picked up the 100-400 when Canon had it in their refurbished store.
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #51 on: March 27, 2013, 11:34:24 AM »
So they've decided to skip the 70D altogether... Seems legit, if they were thinking of releasing another camera with the same old sensor.
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2013, 11:39:05 AM »
Am I the only one that loves the push/pull zoom?

I can't get all the way to "love," but I have come to like it -- and it's clearly faster, especially as you suggest going from one end to the other.
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #53 on: March 27, 2013, 11:39:36 AM »
No, not the 100-400 as a kit, but a new lens otherwise.
Well, they just updated the 18-55 and 18-135 lenses within the last year; maybe they'll do the 18-200 too, who knows. And they already have a good 17-55 and 15-85, not to mention a 24-105 that works well on crop. Not sure what kit lens they could put out that they don't already offer.


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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #54 on: March 27, 2013, 11:40:31 AM »
How about a new 400 5.6L IS ?

That's the one lens I would jump on if released.

For me, 400 F5.6 is the upper limit to size and weight of a lens to take with me on trips to the backcountry.... and for that length of lens I would be happier with a sharper fixed focal length than a softer lens with zoom. A fixed lens should be lighter, cheaper, and sharper than a zoom.

And by the way, just because a lens and camera are anounced at the same time does not mean that they are a kit.
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2013, 11:47:23 AM »
How about a new 400 5.6L IS ?
smaller, lighter, sharper !

That would be very welcome, but a hard decision.  One of the great things about the 100-400L is that you get a 400mm lens that collapses down to the size of a 70-200/2.8.  The 400/5.6 is more of a challenge to pack/transport.

True in every regard! But only if they keep the push&pull. If they don't, it will not pack that small.
I'd also love to see a new 400mm 5.6.
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #56 on: March 27, 2013, 11:52:42 AM »
Am I the only one that loves the push/pull zoom?

I find it great for football (american, but both would probably apply; as well as any other large field games, rugby, polo, baseball, etc.), you can see nearly the whole field at 100mm to scan for interesting action, and almost instantly be at 400mm to get in to the action.  If you're constantly going from one end of the range to the other, it's much faster with the push/pull.

The push/pull was much less useful, but in no way a hindrance, for things where I was staying at the same focal length for long periods of time; like when I shot a "Dirty Girl" mud run.

Would I want all zooms to be like that?  Absolutely not!  But I do think the 100-400 and it's common uses lend themselves to the more expedient, brute force method, that the push/pull provides.

Neuro and I also love the push-pull. Also, regarding the 70-300L, it's a great lens but too short for me too. An f/5.6 400mm is about the best compromise for a super telephoto that you can throw into your cabin luggage.
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #57 on: March 27, 2013, 12:09:11 PM »
I'm sure an upgrade on this lens will be a big seller, but for someone who has a 400 5.6 prime, I'm not excited.
Canon are missing a proper upgrade path from the already existing 400 f5.6s. A £4500 400mm F4 prime with 4 stop IS, lighter than 300 2.8 as a replacement for the DO would fill that gap nicely, and be a excellent match to the new 7D if it turns out to be a mini IDX. I could get excited about that.

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« Reply #58 on: March 27, 2013, 12:11:23 PM »
100-400 F4 without 1.4 extender, Would be a good alternative to the 200-400 maybe half the cost? Either way I'm sure the 100-400 and 7d currently put are great and can make great photos, I just want something new for once since I've usually only bought used. Go savings account!!

at half the cost, that would be close to or topping (US)$5000.  That would be very expensive for this lens.  I would expect (hope) that the lens comes in below $2500.

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« Reply #59 on: March 27, 2013, 12:14:29 PM »
I'll get excited about this lens when it is available for purchase - until then I'm burnt out on annoucements, pre-annoucements, etc with no definitive delivery dates.  It reminds me of google and their perpetual beta software.  I'm sure this lens will amaze when available.

Yea I agree.  Canon has either introduced beta products (eye control, DO, ...) which never took hold or been pre-announcing to get buzz and the delaying delivery.

It would nice if they laid out a road map of future products (not necessarily in detail but provide direction of their thinking).  THen again, priority and competitive pressures could cause them to change course and then they would need to revised the road with all the negative fall out from that.

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