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We learned about the development of the EF 600mm f/4 DO IS way back  in September 2015 at the Canon EXPO in New York City.

We’re being told that one or two additional DO lens is being developed alongside the EF 600mm f/4 DO IS and the plan is to announce them in late August 2018 ahead of Photokina 2018 in Cologne, Germany.

We’re not sure how well the EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS sold, but I haven’t seen too many of them in peoples kits over the years. A replacement doesn’t make too much sense to us. It definitely wasn’t a bad lens, but I don’t think it was good enough or small enough to justify a purchase once the space saving 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS was announced.

As always, lenses can be hard to nail down as far as announcement time frames go, but we’ll keep asking.

More to come….

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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 09:07:22 AM »
If the new DO lenses are as good as the 400mm DO II, they will be welcome additions to Canons lens lineup. Expect premium prices over conventional lens designs, but many will be willing to pay-up for the benefits. 😃

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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 09:10:50 AM »
Canon and Apple will never let me save money.  :'(

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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 09:14:23 AM »
Canon and Apple will never let me save money.  :'(

Apple is now on another level of insane... but yes... this recent Canon lens announcement is going to cost me... and if this bit of information is accurate, oh no.
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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 09:23:49 AM »
I'll bet 500mm DO, and 300mm f/4 IS USM DO or 800mm f/5.6 IS USM DO.

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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 09:25:53 AM »
Would they be at a premium price though? Wouldn't a DO lens require less materials than a non-DO lens? The 400mm DO doesn't sell for much more than the 300/2.8.
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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 09:32:36 AM »
300mm f/4 IS USM DO

This!
The respective Nikkor lens was well received in reviews.

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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 09:41:53 AM »
isnt a a new 70-200mm F2.8 IS Mark 3 and F4 DUE UP FOR A NEW IS AND OPTICS SOON?
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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2017, 09:49:38 AM »
I'd love to see Canon's take on a new 70-300 DO.  Smaller and lighter than the 24-70 f/2.8 II.  That would be a nicer travel option than the 70-300L if they 2nd gen DO works as well for the 70-300 design as it did for the 400 f/4 DO.

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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2017, 10:56:19 AM »
how about something for the M? :)
collapsible...with DO...maybe a 100-400 with 6.3 at 400? i'm guessing that would be small..not sure about the price though...
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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 11:24:38 AM »
Knowing nothing about optical engineering myself, my gut instinct is that a zoom is harder to design with DO than a fixed telephoto. But then again their first DO was a 70-300, so what do I know?

My guess, however, is still that they will be fixed telephoto lenses. This is where the size reduction of DO will be needed anyway. However I cannot afford any of their current supertelephoto lenses and when these are announced it will be that many more lenses I cannot afford.

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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2017, 11:55:04 AM »
Canon takes too long to release its 600mm DO... It does not stop being repulsed, it is very disappointing.

I mainly do photography without a freehand tripod, a weight less than 2.5 Kg is essential for me. I'm afraid the 600 mm DO is heavier... but I still have some hope that they arrive at a weight of 2.5 Kg.

I hope that we will not have to wait another 3-4 years to see a 500mm DO F4 with a lightweight to come on the market !

I'm also looking forward to the release (but less impatient that the 500mm DO F4 and 600mm DO F4) of a 24-70 mm F2.8 IS, 70-200mm F2.8 IS DO, 100mm F2.8 macro IS II not in plastic.

In my opinion Canon takes too long to renew its lenses.They have many range of lenses, EF-S, EF-M, Full Size. I would prefer that they simplify the range of production by removing for example the EF-S which are only compatible with APS-C and that their engineers work more on the development of lentils that make us dream...

If I were an APS-C customer and I had only optics of this type, I would be very disappointed not to be able to go to the full format while maintaining my lenses. It's still a risk that Canon will see customers then change brand due to dissatisfaction / frustration had purchased a product with limited compatibility of the APS-C lens.

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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 12:25:38 PM »

 and that their engineers work more on the development of lentils that make us dream...


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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2017, 01:02:05 PM »
Oh, crap. I am going to be broke.

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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 01:05:39 PM »
300mm f/4 IS USM DO

This!
The respective Nikkor lens was well received in reviews.

Would love it too. However, Nikon model has severe bokeh issues. If Canon can solve these it'll be a massive success.

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Re: Multiple New Diffracitve Optics Lenses Coming from Canon in 2018 [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 01:05:39 PM »