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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2013, 12:30:49 PM »
So, let me be sure I understand this (of course it is all speculation).  My recent $1100 refurb 100-400 will be obsolete once this is released and I'll run out and spend 3 times that much for the replacement?   ???

Somehow, I don't think so.....

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So true. Same here. After waiting for a couple of years, I bought a refurbished 100-400 about a year and a half ago. It's a great lens and I'm in no hurry to replace it. I'll think about a new model – when the price drops and it shows up on the refurbished site, along with a 15% off sale. Meanwhile, I can enjoy this one for another 3-4 years.
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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2013, 12:30:49 PM »

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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2013, 12:34:32 PM »
Today there is no real alternative to the 100-400. Canon knows that. But I´ll be glad, thath the other manufacturers will react on this situation.

so in 2 years we maybe have an alternative...  ;)
True. But I think it will be the same time, you have to save up money to buy the expensive Canon lenses...
Maybe. Just think of the new Sigmas. Why should this not be possible?

oh i hope it is.

only.. it´s a long time.  :(

True. But I think it will be the same time, you have to save up money to buy the expensive Canon lenses...
Maybe. Just think of the new Sigmas. Why should this not be possible?
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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2013, 12:48:54 PM »
And let me guess, cost is 9000, because that's the canon way

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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2013, 12:49:03 PM »
I could be interested in a lens like this...  Got a feeing it's going to be in the $2200 range...  Hopefully.
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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2013, 01:35:39 PM »
I see this as a sooner replacement than the 800.
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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2013, 01:50:22 PM »
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We’ve heard from a few people that Canon is having manufacturing issues and that there’s a backlog of new lenses slated for production.

Is this good or bad news?

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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2013, 02:01:08 PM »
I'd use the Tamron 70-200 VC with extenders, speed booster, a NEX-7, and focus peaking:D


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so what other 100-400mm lens you have in mind....  ::)

it´s great when you have alternatives... no question.
but i don´t really see one for the 100-400mm, do you?

sigma?  not the existing sigma lenses. nah.. sorry.
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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2013, 02:01:08 PM »

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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2013, 02:06:10 PM »


I love my Canon gear for sure. But the Sticker price shock is wearing me down too.
Now I'm keeping a much closer eye on the competition than I ever did before, including bodies and whole systems. I can't say that I'm going to jump ship, but a few years ago even the thought of considering it never entered my mind. I guess I was confident that Canon would always be the best value gear (FF) for me. But the competition is fierce in every arena today, and Canon needs to to go all in to stay ahead.
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I think the game changer will be the Sony FF NEX system.  It just leaked that the A58 will be the last SLT model.  That can mean only one thing- they learned well from their success with the RX-1.  FF A-mount mirrorless is on the way.  It'll be interesting to see how Canon and Nikon react to that.  I expect Sony will implement a global shutter as well, so no more rolling shutter for video people.

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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2013, 02:37:17 PM »
It'll be interesting to see how Canon and Nikon react to that.

Of course they are aware of the development and are doing a lot of r&d (that is missing in the traditional dslr segment), but my guess is that at least Canon will try to milk the old school dslr users dry as long as their luck lasts, and only introduce emerging tech in p&s formats.

People who like to experiment will buy Sony anyway, budget buyers will go for Nikon, and Canon cannot and probably doesn't want to beat the competition at their respective own games.

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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2013, 03:52:25 PM »


I love my Canon gear for sure. But the Sticker price shock is wearing me down too.
Now I'm keeping a much closer eye on the competition than I ever did before, including bodies and whole systems. I can't say that I'm going to jump ship, but a few years ago even the thought of considering it never entered my mind. I guess I was confident that Canon would always be the best value gear (FF) for me. But the competition is fierce in every arena today, and Canon needs to to go all in to stay ahead.

I think the game changer will be the Sony FF NEX system.  It just leaked that the A58 will be the last SLT model.  That can mean only one thing- they learned well from their success with the RX-1.  FF A-mount mirrorless is on the way.  It'll be interesting to see how Canon and Nikon react to that.  I expect Sony will implement a global shutter as well, so no more rolling shutter for video people.
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I was personally surprised how good the image quality of the NEX-7 in combination with an 18-55mm is. Maybe this would be an lightweight alternative for mountain hiking. Half of the weight of my Canon gear. 24MP and an very ggod image quality. And I can use filters too

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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2013, 03:56:39 PM »
IMHO Canon is going to part their product line. Much for the normal users, where Canon earns much money. And an premium line, where the price does not matter - with an excellent (hopefully excellent) image quality and features.
I think they know very well, what the competitors will bring on the market and overthink if they should struggle for this segment too

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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2013, 05:25:25 PM »
The "date" for this aligns well with the 7D Mark II one. [CR2] is a good sign, but there's always that small factor of unsureness.

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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2013, 05:30:41 PM »
Cool. Does this mean the current gen will drop to maybe $1,000? Might pick that up.

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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2013, 05:30:41 PM »

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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2013, 05:59:09 PM »
Cool. Does this mean the current gen will drop to maybe $1,000? Might pick that up.

If recent history is a guide, but one before the new version is released. For both the 70-200/2.8L IS and 24-70/2.8L, when the MkII was released at a much higher price, retailers with remaining stock of the MkI lenses ramped their prices right up to the MSRP (an increase of $300-400), and they stayed there until stock ran out. Used lens prices followed suit - it was close to two years before used 70-200/2.8 IS prices returned to pre-MkII levels, and used 24-70/2.8 prices are still a few hundred higher than they were before the MkII.
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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2013, 06:12:49 PM »
If the new lens is priced around 2,200-2,400 I'll buy it. (if it is better than it's predecessor) I love the 100-400 just the way it is now. Hope they keep the push pull too..If they can significantly improve the optics and IS then it's a win win.. But I wont buy jack unless it's that much better

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Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2013, 06:12:49 PM »