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We’re told that a development announcement for a new EF 800mm f/5.6L IS II can be expected in the fall/late summer. There was even a suggestion that the current version is no longer in production. There was no mention of when that may have ended, nor can we confirm that piece of information.


We’ve heard previously that a new 800mm was coming and that Canon will be moving it to the new lightweight materials used in the latest versions of the 300,400, 500 and 600mm lenses. There would also be other improvements in optics, autofocus and IS.


If it does come this fall/late summer, expect it before Photokina starts in September.


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Let's hope not.  Just don't tell us about products until we can buy them . . .

How long did the 8mm take to become available?
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The 300-600 MkII supertele lenses were something like 18 months from development announcement to launch.  Hopefully Canon can do better...
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The 300-600 MkII supertele lenses were something like 18 months from development announcement to launch.  Hopefully Canon can do better...
Lets hope that was in part due to getting new materials into a production ready state - which has already been done, so let's hope this one is faster. 

From a spec point of view, an optical refresh so it outperforms the 600/4 with the 1.4x TC wouldn't go amiss, together with less weight than it's predecessor. And what about an integrated 1.4x TC like the 200-400 has? An 800/5.6 switchable to a 1120/8 at the flick of a switch?
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As exciting as it is, here's hoping that Canon will announce something nice and within reach for common mortals.

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The 300-600 MkII supertele lenses were something like 18 months from development announcement to launch.  Hopefully Canon can do better...

Probably.  There was some natural disaster that was really slowing down production at the time of vII launch IIRC. 

Will this lens come with the +30% price hike that the other vII's came with?  You know, just to make it competitive with the Nikon 800mm.

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As exciting as it is, here's hoping that Canon will announce something nice and within reach for common mortals.

Will be very happy if i can even rent one...... :o
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I would have to factor in the cost of a divorce over and above the cost of the lens.   :P
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As exciting as it is, here's hoping that Canon will announce something nice and within reach for common mortals.
It's about time that Canon broke the $ 20K price barrier for a lens, this 800 tele should be capable of doing so.

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Re: Develop Announcement for an EF 800 f/5.6L IS II Coming This Fall? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2014, 09:28:57 PM »
they should make this lens with built in 1.4TC like the 200-400
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Re: Develop Announcement for an EF 800 f/5.6L IS II Coming This Fall? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2014, 10:45:30 PM »
blah, more expensive telephotos that few will be able to afford and use.

how about a wide angle zoom in the 16-40 range that doesn't suck in the corners?
or is that just too hard?

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Re: Develop Announcement for an EF 800 f/5.6L IS II Coming This Fall? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2014, 11:11:38 PM »
I presently own a 300 mm lens f/4 which I find very sharp. For birding in the summer I’m out on my boat and am able to shoot ducks & eagles. I think the 600 f/4 would more than supple what I need for shooting. This is a nice addition the 800 f/5.6 to the canon lenses but something I can’t afford.
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Re: Develop Announcement for an EF 800 f/5.6L IS II Coming This Fall? [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2014, 11:32:55 PM »
Canon pls hurry and pls do not price it very high. Pls.

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Re: Develop Announcement for an EF 800 f/5.6L IS II Coming This Fall? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2014, 12:00:05 AM »
perhaps the new lens will have a built-in 1.4