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Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2013, 12:07:12 AM »
Now that the 200-400 has been released and is shipping, will the 100-400 II be released soon?  From a few comments I have heard from Amazon and B&H, it seems demand for the 200-400 is light.  Perhaps by the fall (we can only hope) the new 100-400 will be released.

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Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
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Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2013, 01:59:16 AM »
will the 100-400 II be released soon?
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Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2013, 03:21:45 AM »
veng,  I did a lot of research before buying the 100-400 F4.5-5.6 lens. I can use extenders where 70-300 can't. Sometimes a pic is so important that a less than perfectly sharp pic is OK. I haven't tried Extenders yet but will in the Future. Maybe the new 100-400 will be out of my reach cost wise for longer than I could wait. I bought because $1,549.99 was a good price to me! Time will tell if I did the right thing. Neuro has answered your comment better than what I deleted from my post. Enjoy your 70-300 that you must buy to back your claim.
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Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
« Reply #48 on: June 07, 2013, 03:45:12 AM »
finally we get some real measurements, how the current 100-400 fares against the other 400mm lenses from Canon (except 400DO). As expected, by today's standards it is not really good @400mm.

http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/06/lensrentals-com-tests-the-ef-200-400-f4l-is-1-4x/


I would like a 100-400/4.0-5.6 L IS Mk. II, turning zoom (not push-pull), with 4 stop IS, full wheather-sealing, 9 aperture blades and IQ matching the current 400/5.6 at 400mm,  f/5.6 ...

For the flexibility of a zoom lens and IS I would be prepared to pay up to twice the price of the current 400/5.6 for it, But not more. :-)

P.S. The EF 400/5.6 currently retails for Euro 1260,- including 20% VAT where I live ...

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Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
« Reply #49 on: June 07, 2013, 07:57:41 AM »
I would like a 100-400/4.0-5.6 L IS Mk. II, turning zoom (not push-pull), with 4 stop IS, full wheather-sealing, 9 aperture blades and IQ matching the current 400/5.6 at 400mm,  f/5.6 ...



 I'm rather agnostic to the traditional versus push-pull.  Those of us who used Vivitar series 1 70-210, not a few years back, grew accustomed to the push pull design and find the current drama quite amusing.  I've rented the 100-400 and find that the length is a great advantage as well, so if push-pull gives us that, and/or helps keep the cost down, then wahoo go team go.

I don't know if this could be  done for under $3K or not, but a refreshed 100-400 has got to be consistent with the apparent roadmap  re:  resolving power, imho.  accordingly I would desire optical performance on par with the 70-200 f/2.8 II, including use of a 1.4x.  These three (70-200 f/2.8 II, updated 100-400, 1.4x) would make a great combo.    I'll have to start saving up...

as for the 70-300, its has far too much focal length overlap with my 70-200 f/2.8 to be of interest;  the latter is optically superior as well, even with 1.4x attached.

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Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
« Reply #50 on: June 07, 2013, 08:57:04 AM »
as for the 70-300, its has far too much focal length overlap with my 70-200 f/2.8 to be of interest;  the latter is optically superior as well, even with 1.4x attached.


Really?  Doesn't look like that to me, not away from the center with both at f/5.6 and certainly not anywhere across the frame with both wide open.
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Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
« Reply #51 on: June 07, 2013, 09:05:33 AM »
as for the 70-300, its has far too much focal length overlap with my 70-200 f/2.8 to be of interest;  the latter is optically superior as well, even with 1.4x attached.


Really?  Doesn't look like that to me, not away from the center with both at f/5.6 and certainly not anywhere across the frame with both wide open.


I admit this was a single very quick look at 300mm f/5.6 near the center,  and not as broad or complete of an investigation as my statement implied.  hasty generalization on my part;  in fact I meant to say "appears" instead of "is", but got distracted and hit the post button anyway.  shouldn't have made such a blanket statement.  :-)


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Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
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Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
« Reply #52 on: June 07, 2013, 10:10:09 AM »
Damn you neuroanatomist!!!

I started reading your press release on the previous page and then started to get excited as I was reading it and then....

Damn you and your pigs in hell!!!

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Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
« Reply #53 on: June 07, 2013, 06:31:56 PM »
Evidently, no one but me saw today's press release.  I wonder how CRguy and everyone else missed it?

Quote from: Canon USA
Canon U.S.A. Announces The Availability Of The Versatile EF 100-400mm F/4-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 22, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a dynamic new telephoto zoom lens, the EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS USM. Designed for use with all Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras, the new L-series lens has high-performance Image Stabilization technology, offering exceptional shooting flexibility and range, ideal for sports or wildlife photography.

To help deliver beautiful, soft, image backgrounds, the lens features a 9-blade circular aperture. The lens also utilizes inner focusing, ring USM, a high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithms for fast and accurate autofocusing.

Using advanced optical materials such as fluorite crystal and UD glass, the new lens provides excellent correction of chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range, and delivers high-quality images with high levels of resolution, color fidelity and contrast. The new lens also includes dust- and water-resistant construction designed for extended usage under harsh conditions.

The EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS USM zoom lens is expected to be available on the 6th Tuesday of November or when pigs fly over snowbanks in hell, whichever comes first, for an estimated retail price of $2,799.00.

For more information about Canon's new EF 100-400mm f/4L IS USM lens, and a full list of product specifications, hold your breath until you turn blue then visit www.usa.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.



Its actually the same lens but in the new paint shade of the markII superzooms but priced $1000 higher
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Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2013, 01:24:31 PM »
Evidently, no one but me saw today's press release.  I wonder how CRguy and everyone else missed it?

Quote from: Canon USA
Canon U.S.A. Announces The Availability Of The Versatile EF 100-400mm F/4-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 22, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a dynamic new telephoto zoom lens, the EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS USM. Designed for use with all Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras, the new L-series lens has high-performance Image Stabilization technology, offering exceptional shooting flexibility and range, ideal for sports or wildlife photography.

To help deliver beautiful, soft, image backgrounds, the lens features a 9-blade circular aperture. The lens also utilizes inner focusing, ring USM, a high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithms for fast and accurate autofocusing.

Using advanced optical materials such as fluorite crystal and UD glass, the new lens provides excellent correction of chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range, and delivers high-quality images with high levels of resolution, color fidelity and contrast. The new lens also includes dust- and water-resistant construction designed for extended usage under harsh conditions.

The EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS USM zoom lens is expected to be available on the 6th Tuesday of November or when pigs fly over snowbanks in hell, whichever comes first, for an estimated retail price of $2,799.00.

For more information about Canon's new EF 100-400mm f/4L IS USM lens, and a full list of product specifications, hold your breath until you turn blue then visit www.usa.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.



Its actually the same lens but in the new paint shade of the markII superzooms but priced $1000 higher


Only an extra grand. We got off cheap -I was expecting lipstick on the pitot cost at least $1,500

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Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2013, 11:21:34 PM »
will the 100-400 II be released soon?
Everyday, we are getting closer to having it released  soon ;D
Allow me a minor revision:

Every year, we are getting closer to having it released soon ;D

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Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2013, 11:21:34 PM »