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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #75 on: March 27, 2013, 06:20:22 PM »
Okay, I am interested in this lens but...  I use and love the 400 5.6 L, and what I would really like is a 500 5.6, with or without "IS" say $2500 without and $3200 with "IS"

Just guessing, but I think 500/5.6 puts it into the ~$4K range based on element size.  I doubt we'll see one - over 400mm, Canon wants more of your money than that...   ;)
 

Don't tell Canon, but, I would probably buy it at $3500-$4000.  I really think there is a missing $3-$5000 hole in their lineup.

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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #75 on: March 27, 2013, 06:20:22 PM »

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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #76 on: March 27, 2013, 07:29:31 PM »
I'm glad I didn't buy a used 600mm. I'd like a longer reach, but a brand new 100-400 with the latest IS would fit the ticket, for much less money.

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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #77 on: March 27, 2013, 10:11:54 PM »
Wow.... finally something solid this time (or so I hope).

I still remember the speculation going around this forum about which was to be renewed first - the 100-400mm or the 70-200 f/2.8L IS. That was before the announcement of the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II.

Thank god I waited - that took a lot of will power. ;D

(But then again, I won't be holding my breath until I actually see some announcements).
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #78 on: March 27, 2013, 10:18:34 PM »
(But then again, I won't be holding my breath until I actually see some announcements).

Lol. I'd recommend waiting until the lens hits the shelves.  If you'd started holding your breath when the 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x was announced, you'd be a mouldering corpse by now.  :o
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #79 on: March 27, 2013, 10:45:32 PM »
I have a hard time thinking if I'm going to put $5K+ toward anything that it wouldn't either be a 300f2.8 or 500f4. If you're just trying to shave money off the 500mm it seems kind of futile given that everything cost within a few grand of each other, if you can't afford the longer one you probably can't afford any of them.

What I would really like is a 100-300f4. If I'm going with long glass the 400f5.6 prime is hard to beat (especially for the price), if I'm going to use anything shorter than that, it needs to be faster too.
I have to wonder why they can't make medium/long zoom lenses go from f2-2.8 or f2.8-4. Something like that would be the epitome of multi-role lenses.
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #80 on: March 27, 2013, 11:17:34 PM »
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.

The devil's in the details. I'd have to see both, but I would likely favor saving weight and money over size and flexibility. If they both weighed the same and cost the same, I'd choose the 100-400

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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #81 on: March 28, 2013, 12:00:48 AM »
Well, maybe a little too high expectations but a combo 7D2 / 100-400II is likely to rock big time. This means putting aside some 5k to be ready in time ... :P

I for one would also prefer a push-pull. Don't have the 100-400 but tried it. IMO, with a 4xzoom, a push-pull gets you faster where you wanna be. Sometimes, a split second can make a difference.   

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« Reply #81 on: March 28, 2013, 12:00:48 AM »

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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #82 on: March 28, 2013, 12:14:16 AM »
So, lets see.... 7D2 is a rumor.... A concurrent release of 100-400 II is a rumor upon a rumor... ::)

Canon ain't replacing this zoom in a hurry...talk about it may be...but we aren't gonna see it anytime soon.  But the "CR2" rating should keep the site buzzing for a while and keep the gullible fanboys typing pages upon pages on this rumored zoom...yet again.  :P
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #83 on: March 28, 2013, 12:49:19 AM »
"A very solid source says as it stands, a new 100-400 will be announced alongside the EOS 7D Mark II in the late summer/early fall. Even if the availability of the 100-400 is not immediate, Canon feels the two products will fit extremely well together from a marketing standpoint. Just a hunch about pricing, it won’t be cheap."

 ;D ;D ;D

So 7Dll released around the same time as the 200-400, and the 100-400 sometime after that...
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #84 on: March 28, 2013, 01:23:45 AM »
The expensive part of the 200-400 isn't the extender, it is 400mm f/4. You need a lot of glass to make that happen. And if you really do want a 100-400 f/4 of similar quality, that could possibly cost even more to get the longer zoom range corrected. If you genuinely need 400mm f/4, you have to pay for it. This is NOT what the 100-400 zoom is about, which is a greater range alternative to the 70-300 class lenses.
The IS, the constant f/4 in it's range.  It's actually stupid to see people want a 100-400 f/4 because they're going to end up losing a lot of quality if they want it for a cheaper price.
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #85 on: March 28, 2013, 02:13:20 AM »
Okay, I am interested in this lens but...  I use and love the 400 5.6 L, and what I would really like is a 500 5.6, with or without "IS" say $2500 without and $3200 with "IS"

Just guessing, but I think 500/5.6 puts it into the ~$4K range based on element size.  I doubt we'll see one - over 400mm, Canon wants more of your money than that...   ;)
 

Don't tell Canon, but, I would probably buy it at $3500-$4000.  I really think there is a missing $3-$5000 hole in their lineup.

I'd be pretty interested in a 500 f5.6 IS at that price expecially if its not too bulky and has an integrated lens hood like the 300f4L and 400 f5.6 do
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #86 on: March 28, 2013, 02:23:23 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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get 2mm on the wide end, and 5 on the long end, and lose a stop of light, plus IS? I'll keep my 17-55, thanks...

If you are looking only the mm here or there go for 18-200
But this would be lighter and cheaper zoom with good range, add great image quality and could be great.
Of course with IS, I thought I don't need to mention it ;)

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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #87 on: March 28, 2013, 04:18:42 AM »
Even if the availability of the 100-400 is not immediate, Canon feels the two products will fit extremely well together from a marketing standpoint.

Haha, so after the last (probably unintended) product delays Canon feels like announcing vaporware products is the way to go if it helps marketing? Firmware updates that take half a year to release, big mp camera sometime later, new 100-400 sometime later, mirrorless with faster af sometime later - "We'll announce anything as long as you stay with Canon!".

Canon: Please also announce a 35L2, a 50L2, a small rt flash (430ex2-successor) and rt tiggers for sometime later, will you?

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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #88 on: March 28, 2013, 04:59:28 AM »
Okay, I am interested in this lens but...  I use and love the 400 5.6 L, and what I would really like is a 500 5.6, with or without "IS" say $2500 without and $3200 with "IS"

Just guessing, but I think 500/5.6 puts it into the ~$4K range based on element size.  I doubt we'll see one - over 400mm, Canon wants more of your money than that...   ;)
 

Don't tell Canon, but, I would probably buy it at $3500-$4000.  I really think there is a missing $3-$5000 hole in their lineup.

I'd be pretty interested in a 500 f5.6 IS at that price expecially if its not too bulky and has an integrated lens hood like the 300f4L and 400 f5.6 do

Bare in mind that the current 300mm f2.8 LIS II with a 2x TC yeilds a 600mm f5.6...so a 500mm f5.6 LIS isn't going to be much cheaper, lighter or smaller than that combo.

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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #89 on: March 28, 2013, 05:05:25 AM »
I want the new 100-400 with twist zoom. I don't want a dust attracter I have one in my 17-85. I am careful to wipe dust off the barrel when it's extended. If it's priced to high, I'll stick with my 70-200 and 2X extender.
140-400 F8 isn't bad for just under 2 grand. Will have to learn how to pan with my tripod for BIF pics. LOL
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Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #89 on: March 28, 2013, 05:05:25 AM »