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EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 07:17:10 AM »

More talk of the biggest of the whites

We’re told that an announcement for a new EF 800 f/5.6L IS II could come at any time, as the update is “ready to go”.


We’ll see if Canon can price it higher than Nikon’s version!


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EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 07:17:10 AM »

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Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 07:35:47 AM »
Updating the lens after 5 years? That would be quick. Is having a superior 800mm lens that important to Canon?

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Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 07:44:27 AM »
I just hope this is not the " big lens " announcement we were talking about last week... i would prefer a " big " lens announcement like a new 100-400 or new 400...
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Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 07:50:44 AM »
Updating the lens after 5 years? That would be quick. Is having a superior 800mm lens that important to Canon?
+1

I'm sure having the best 800 is important to a lot of folks, but I dare say a lot more folks would rather see improvements to some of the more affordable white lenses, like the 300 f/4, 400 f/5.6, 100-400, and maybe give us a non-DO 400 f/4 for the masses...
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Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2013, 08:05:39 AM »
I had this lens for 4years,I sold it to buy the new Nikon 800,the Nikon is far better than the Canon so i think any Canon user in the Market for an 800 will be glad to see this update,If it had been released already I probably would have bought it as I prefer the EF mount to the F mount..

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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2013, 08:11:46 AM »
Updating the lens after 5 years? That would be quick. Is having a superior 800mm lens that important to Canon?
+1

I'm sure having the best 800 is important to a lot of folks, but I dare say a lot more folks would rather see improvements to some of the more affordable white lenses, like the 300 f/4, 400 f/5.6, 100-400, and maybe give us a non-DO 400 f/4 for the masses...

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Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2013, 08:44:01 AM »
Yippee!  Time to break the piggy bank.
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2013, 08:44:01 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2013, 10:14:10 AM »
Yes, yes they CAN sell it at a higher price.

I think this qualifies as the BIG lens announcement.  They get bigger, but at CR2, I doubt we'll be hearing about something else.
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Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2013, 10:29:00 AM »
I had this lens for 4years,I sold it to buy the new Nikon 800,the Nikon is far better than the Canon so i think any Canon user in the Market for an 800 will be glad to see this update,If it had been released already I probably would have bought it as I prefer the EF mount to the F mount..

Matte they will take a page from the 200-400 play book and incorporate a 1.4 TC into the lens.  Then the lens would be close to, if not top, $20,000 -ouch

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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2013, 10:29:45 AM »
I always wonder who buy such lenses :o Of course, I would like to try it (on 1dx, which I also do not have :) ) From practical reasons such lenses are too much expensive as well as I do not know any other application means except for bird photography (which is not paying off).

It would be very interesting to hear from people who own such lenses the reasons why they bought them and where they use them. I am 99% sure that nobody in my country (Lithuania) has such lenses.
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Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2013, 10:54:51 AM »
...maybe give us a non-DO 400 f/4 for the masses...

I'm not sure why this keeps coming up...a non-DO 400/4 will be the same diameter and a bit longer than the 200/2.  It won't be 'for the masses,' unless you think 'the masses' can afford a lens that will cost well over $6,000.  An 'affordable' 400mm lens will have an f/5.6 aperture, and there are two already (100-400L and 400/5.6), and hopefully we'll see updates to both soon. 
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Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2013, 11:24:07 AM »
Updating the lens after 5 years? That would be quick. Is having a superior 800mm lens that important to Canon?
Well, you could look at it that way. 

Or you could be excited by the fact that this quick replacement means that Canon has yet again exceeded its own high bar.  The original 800mm was sharper than the 600mm IS + 1.4x.  Now that the 600mm IS II + 1.4x  is sharper than the 800mm, not to mention lighter and has better IS.  Currently there is absolutely no reason to buy the 800mm, since better IQ and greater versatility can be had with the 600mm and 1.4x III (for almost identical prices).  Canon knows this and will update the 800mm accordingly. 

I know only a very small minority will ever own or use this lenses, but it certainly shows Canon is able to surpass itself in a very short amount of time, and that should make all of us happy (except for the climbing retail prices on these new items).
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Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2013, 11:44:33 AM »
I always wonder who buy such lenses :o Of course, I would like to try it (on 1dx, which I also do not have :) ) From practical reasons such lenses are too much expensive as well as I do not know any other application means except for bird photography (which is not paying off).

It would be very interesting to hear from people who own such lenses the reasons why they bought them and where they use them. I am 99% sure that nobody in my country (Lithuania) has such lenses.

Paparazzi love these lenses.. check out the shots of Kate Middleton in her swimsuit on holiday in france,a lens like this was used.. and those shots earned a lot of money..

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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2013, 11:44:33 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2013, 12:03:49 PM »
...maybe give us a non-DO 400 f/4 for the masses...

I'm not sure why this keeps coming up...a non-DO 400/4 will be the same diameter and a bit longer than the 200/2.  It won't be 'for the masses,' unless you think 'the masses' can afford a lens that will cost well over $6,000.  An 'affordable' 400mm lens will have an f/5.6 aperture, and there are two already (100-400L and 400/5.6), and hopefully we'll see updates to both soon.

+1, and the 300mm f/2.8 II + 1.4xTC III is a supersharp 420/4 lens already, second only to the incredible 400/2.8 II
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Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2013, 12:19:34 PM »
My prediction record is perfect..... wrong every time :)

I stated that I doubt the "big lens" would be a 800F5.6 because of the shortages of big flourite elements.... or perhaps my wish for an upgraded 400F5.6 clouded my vision....
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