wasn't this supposed to be out last year? the year before? the year before? the year before? the year before?
So they will have a $12,000, 200-400 f/4 (280-560 f/5.6) lens and a ~$1,000-$2,000, 100-400 f/4-f/5.6 lens? It might take a few seconds longer to add the 1.4x, but it would then be a 140-560mm f/5.6-f/8...
I didn't win the lottery last week, so I know which one I would go for (the 300mm f/4 IS ).
wasn't this supposed to be out last year? the year before? the year before? the year before? the year before?Nooooo, it is supposed to come the next year, or the year after it, or 2 years after the next year, or ...
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.
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lol the flying pigs was a nice touch :-) . you're probably right about the price, although I'm expecting more like $2999...
If the IS was equal, and the IQ was equal, I'd agree. But the IS is 2 stops better, which I personally find incredibly important on something as long as 300-400mm. Yes, it's 400mm, but it's not that much longer than 300mm, and it is considerbly larger and heavier than the 70-300.I'm really surprised by the 4 to 1 out selling of the 70-300. The 70-300 is vastly superior to the 100-400 from 70-300mm. While no, it's not a great birding lens, it's extra 2 stops of IS and extra IQ are above and beyond the 100-400. As far as the method by which it zooms, is a complete non-issue.
I am surprised too.
The 300mm on crop 1.6 (for example 7D) is still 480mm. That is more than 300 or 400mm on FF.
Of course light conditions must be good - so there is a little limitation
I'm not so surprised considering most people probably use the 100-400 on a crop, that gives you 640 mm equivalent Add to this the fact the 100-400 is still the best way to get to 400 mm with IS on a budget, and that it 'collapses' to a very reasonable size as mentioned earlier, still make this lens a winner.
Then again, the vast majority of people buying camera gear are quite ignorant of what they're buying, so perhaps it shouldn't surprise me that much that people buy the longest thing they could afford.