agreed. Canon loves to over charge for new and improved gear. I don't mind because I'm willing to wait till the price comes down a touch. but I think there is quite a line of people who would live a better performing 100-400.
I might not be one of them. I'm aiming for 400mm f2.8 IS II + x1.4 & x2 TC III. The goal is mid or end of 2014.
This could be the last puzzle here
I presume you've started hitting the gym already or have a couple of Sherpas at hand? The lens is awesome but it kills you with its weight if you need to shoot handheld
Why not get the 500 / 600mm f.4?
1DX, 5D3, 600D, RX100
16-35L, 24-70L II, 70-200L II, 100-400L II, 50L, 85L II, 135L, 17TSE, 24TSE, 40, 100 macro, 18-55 II, 55-250 II, 1.4x III, 2x III, 600RT x 4
When it comes to gear, it is better to vote with your wallet. Bitching on online forums like a lunatic doesn't get you anywhere!