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slclick

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Re: Which Canon lens is most in need of updating.
« Reply #150 on: January 11, 2017, 11:26:09 PM »
on the subject of an affordable big white zoom, i too was thinking that there was a need for something longer than 70-200, faster than the 100-400

you do realize that's the 200-400/4 and costs 11k or so?

400 f/4 and shooting at all longer than 400mm without a TC (with Canon glass) are the two explosive inflection points for price.

400 f/5.6 --> $1200
400 f/4 --> $6900 and up
Anything longer than 400mm at any speed without a teleconverter --> $9000 and up

An inexpensive 600mm f/5.6 IS or (more likely) a 150- or 200-600 f/5.6 zoom is sorely needed.  For reasons we've covered ad nauseam in other threads, what 'inexpensive' means probably is probably 2x what Sigma and Tamron are currently charging for their 150-600 lenses, because I believe they pull some f/6.3 shenanigans on the long end that Canon will never do with an EF lens.

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again, that's not faster than 400/5.6 on the long end of the 100-400 which was my comment.

"affordable" when talking big teles probably means under $3k, and no, that isn't going to happen in a zoom at 400/4, but it ought to be possible at 300/4, right?

The 300 f/4 IS L costs $1349 (it does need some serious updating as it has one of if not the oldest IS system in production)
16-400L...it gets really expensive from here on.

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Re: Which Canon lens is most in need of updating.
« Reply #150 on: January 11, 2017, 11:26:09 PM »

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Re: Which Canon lens is most in need of updating.
« Reply #151 on: January 11, 2017, 11:46:22 PM »
The 300 f/4 IS L costs $1349 (it does need some serious updating as it has one of if not the oldest IS system in production)

indeed, and that makes it an attractive option for those who don't mind it being a prime.

but to extrapolate from the price difference between the 70-200/f4L IS and the 70-200/f2.8L IS II (not scientific at all, but food for thought), making the 70-300/f4-5.6L IS a stop faster would take it from $1359 to $2288.  still in the same ballpark as the 70-200/2.8 plus 1.4x, but without the need to make lens changes in the field.

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Re: Which Canon lens is most in need of updating.
« Reply #152 on: January 12, 2017, 04:29:36 AM »
Pardon the sarcasm, but I would say the 24-105mm f4 has the most need for updating.

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Re: Which Canon lens is most in need of updating.
« Reply #153 on: January 12, 2017, 05:21:51 AM »
Pardon the sarcasm, but I would say the 24-105mm f4 has the most need for updating.
Ehhmmm it is not exactly sarcasm. I also believe this has been mentioned already in this thread  :)

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Re: Which Canon lens is most in need of updating.
« Reply #154 on: January 12, 2017, 07:57:07 AM »
The 300 f/4 IS L costs $1349 (it does need some serious updating as it has one of if not the oldest IS system in production)

indeed, and that makes it an attractive option for those who don't mind it being a prime.

but to extrapolate from the price difference between the 70-200/f4L IS and the 70-200/f2.8L IS II (not scientific at all, but food for thought), making the 70-300/f4-5.6L IS a stop faster would take it from $1359 to $2288.  still in the same ballpark as the 70-200/2.8 plus 1.4x, but without the need to make lens changes in the field.

Now that is intriguing!  a 70-300 2.8-4 L would tempt me, if it would take extenders, not extend as does the current version and be sharper on the long end.  But my preference would be a 300 or 400mm prime.
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Re: Which Canon lens is most in need of updating.
« Reply #155 on: January 12, 2017, 07:35:28 PM »
I'd like to see a little improvement on the 85mm 1.8, namely the fringing that occurs between 1.8 and 2.2. Very good lens otherwise.

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Re: Which Canon lens is most in need of updating.
« Reply #155 on: January 12, 2017, 07:35:28 PM »