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« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2014, 06:36:02 AM »
If it is an extender zoom like the new Nikon that will not be good news - prone to knock damage causing optics misalignment.

The Canon 100-400 is a very strong robust design. Keep that or give us an internal focus optic ie a scaled up version of the 70-200 please Mr Canon.

Push Pull designs are a great design and solve a number of technical issues....but there are two issues in the modern market. 1) racked out to maximum zoom, the centre of gravity drastically changes and 2) it's nearly impossible to use with video, you just can't make a follow focus system which moves with the end of the lens barrel.

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« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2014, 08:17:20 AM »
A 100-400mm permanently the size/length of a 100-400mm is a no-no for me. The fact it folds up into a 70-200mm size is one of the very reasons I re-bought a 100-400.

I like push-pull but I concede any new lens is going to be a twist zoom so it will be interesting to how Canon implements this and at what general size or handling changes go with it.
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« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2014, 08:25:32 AM »
Yay!  new 100-400!   :)

Yay! 7D 2!  :)

Booo! Photokina?  September?  Really?

Price?  Whatever. It'll be expensive in the UK and cheap in the USA, probably $ for £, but might help to knock the price of the existing one down a bit.

I appreciate that this might be a bit hemisphereist, but September is almost winter up here in the northern hemisphere.  A release before then would be sooo much better  :(

Can I just ask, given how a few people have said this, what is it you'd want to be photographing in the summer? Sport? If you're talking about wildlife, midsummer is generally the slack season (especially for birds) - autumn migration is, however, a great time to put a new lens through its paces :)
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« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2014, 08:43:52 AM »
Yay!  new 100-400!   :)

Yay! 7D 2!  :)

Booo! Photokina?  September?  Really?

Price?  Whatever. It'll be expensive in the UK and cheap in the USA, probably $ for £, but might help to knock the price of the existing one down a bit.

I appreciate that this might be a bit hemisphereist, but September is almost winter up here in the northern hemisphere.  A release before then would be sooo much better  :(

Can I just ask, given how a few people have said this, what is it you'd want to be photographing in the summer? Sport? If you're talking about wildlife, midsummer is generally the slack season (especially for birds) - autumn migration is, however, a great time to put a new lens through its paces :)
if it is announced in photokina (any photokina) it means that the lens will not be available during that autumn

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« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2014, 08:48:09 AM »
Yay!  new 100-400!   :)

Yay! 7D 2!  :)

Booo! Photokina?  September?  Really?

Price?  Whatever. It'll be expensive in the UK and cheap in the USA, probably $ for £, but might help to knock the price of the existing one down a bit.

I appreciate that this might be a bit hemisphereist, but September is almost winter up here in the northern hemisphere.  A release before then would be sooo much better  :(

Can I just ask, given how a few people have said this, what is it you'd want to be photographing in the summer? Sport? If you're talking about wildlife, midsummer is generally the slack season (especially for birds) - autumn migration is, however, a great time to put a new lens through its paces :)
if it is announced in photokina (any photokina) it means that the lens will not be available during that autumn

What's the lag time? There's always the spring migration season next year ;)

Seriously, the best time for birds (in N Europe) is any time *but* midsummer.
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« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2014, 09:06:59 AM »
i want one copy only if it's an inner zoom (like the 70-200s...) and a f/4 - 5.6 (like its little bro the 70-300 L)

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« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2014, 09:14:54 AM »
Can I just ask, given how a few people have said this, what is it you'd want to be photographing in the summer?

Air shows.

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« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2014, 10:04:20 AM »
Can I just ask, given how a few people have said this, what is it you'd want to be photographing in the summer?

Air shows.

Canoe trips. Baby ducklings. Labrador. Nova Scotia. Fluffy the cat. Flowers. Thunderstorms. Night skies.
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« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2014, 10:14:22 AM »
Can I just ask, given how a few people have said this, what is it you'd want to be photographing in the summer?

Air shows.

Canoe trips. Baby ducklings. Labrador. Nova Scotia. Fluffy the cat. Flowers. Thunderstorms. Night skies.
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« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2014, 10:24:33 AM »
Can I just ask, given how a few people have said this, what is it you'd want to be photographing in the summer?

Air shows.

Canoe trips. Baby ducklings. Labrador. Nova Scotia. Fluffy the cat. Flowers. Thunderstorms. Night skies.
Landscapes, ancient ruins, night sky, ducks.

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« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2014, 10:30:16 AM »
ISO 12233 charts.   :P

That's only a problem for you city-folk.  You just get a 'nuisance permit' and you're allowed to shoot ISO 12233 charts out of season here.

Heck, people are always running them over with their cars, you're doing them a service.   ::)
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« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2014, 10:42:12 AM »
What's the lag time? There's always the spring migration season next year ;)
Well, the 16-35 and 10-18 were just announced at the start of May, and with zero delays, they release on June 30th. So, 2 months. Might be even longer if they are announcing the 100-400 and 7dII at the same time. With an August announcement, it'd appear late October at the earliest, more likely November. Any price drops would be next spring.

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« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2014, 10:45:38 AM »
Would love to see Canon release wildlife lenses in winter/spring so we can put them through their paces before the big fall shoot.

Very interested in this lens. 

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« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2014, 11:42:50 AM »
I was really hoping for something special before the WorldCup, but I guess Canon believes the best stuff is already available to cover the games.  I'm sure many would have like to put the 7D II through its paces there.  100-400mm II would have also been lovely on the 7D II to cover the matches.
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« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2014, 11:49:19 AM »
$3499....same IQ as 200-400mm

There will be a lot of 200-400f/4 Lenses going cheap if this was the case   ;)

I think the 3.5k price Tag is pretty well ballpark though, the Nikon 80-400f/4.5 is selling for around 2.7k so you can safely bet the Canon will be close to 1k more expensive, be worth it as well if they can maintain a constant f/4.

Would work perfectly on the 1DMK IV.

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