May 24, 2018, 08:18:10 AM

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kaptainkatsu

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Re: Supertelephoto Lens Updates Are Getting Closer [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: Today at 07:19:54 AM »
I would buy a 300 2.8 with a built in 1.4TC in a heartbeat
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Hector1970

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« Reply #16 on: Today at 07:32:41 AM »
I expect Canon will bring out something new in the Super Tele but it won't replace them all together.
As to improvements. I have the 300 and 600 and they are brilliant.
The 600 II even though lighter than a 600 I is still a beast of a lens.
I bought it this year even there were rumors of a new 600 back then because there is only a limited number of years left that I could cart it around so I needed to start right away.
It has revised by concept of a heavy lens.
It makes the 300mm II and 100-400 II feel like lightweight lens.
It would be fascinating if Canon would make it even lighter in the next version.
DO would be the most likely way to do that.
A 600mm is like an Aircraft Carrier once you have one you need a whole load of other things to get to be used properly (Planes / support ships etc). You need a Gimbal head, a bean bag, a bag big enough to carry it safely. A photographic assistant / weightlifter would be handy too.
I don't think owning these lens makes you a better photographer but you are left with no excuses.
They are superb pieces of engineering and only the photographer can improve.
Those clever engineers in Canon may have something up their sleeves - it will be interesting to see.


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