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A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« on: February 01, 2018, 11:08:49 AM »

A few days ago we wrote about a new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III was in testing, but we didn’t know when it was coming.


We have received confirmation that a new EF 70-200mm is coming in 2018, and again, we’re pretty sure it’ll be announced ahead of Photokina in August or September.


We’re not calling it an “EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III” for the time being, as a couple of our sources have hinted that there’s something “different” and “more” about this lens release. No one seems to want to let the cat out of the bag yet.


This is one of those rumors that is going to play out over time, we likely only have half of the information. Please keep your excitement in check until I have all of the information and can provide definitive answers.


I’m starting to feel that 2018 is going to be a fun year for Canon, more on that later.


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A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« on: February 01, 2018, 11:08:49 AM »

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 11:13:23 AM »
the "more" could be Macro capability? 

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 11:24:17 AM »
the "more" could be Macro capability?
I wish they add the ability to tighten or loosen (according to need) the zoom ring like they do on the 100-400 II. The range 70-200 range is very usable for both photo and video. It is perfect for photo, but a bit too tighten for video.

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 11:24:42 AM »
Oh snap

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 11:27:01 AM »
Could the 'more' be DO?
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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 11:27:57 AM »
 Built in teleconverter like the 200-400????
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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 11:30:20 AM »
As a normal 70-200mm lens I don’t know how they could improve version II.
It will be interesting to see what they do.
Maybe lighter or better IS but I can’t imagine better image quality.

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 11:30:20 AM »

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 11:32:48 AM »
I’m starting to feel that 2018 is going to be a fun year for Canon, more on that later.

+1.  Fast primes for EF-M!  A new body type for a new market segment!  Possibly FF mirrorless! 

Lots going on.

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2018, 11:36:19 AM »
I wish they would update the F4 version for those of us that like to carry less weight.

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2018, 11:40:36 AM »
I like the DO idea.  Smaller, lighter and make it sharper.  Having macro capability would be amazing for wedding photographers (among others).

Figuring out how to get faster than f/2.8 would also be amazing.

Then, if we are talking FF mirrorless in 2018, if they do go with a new mount, I would expect the new mount to be launched with its own "holy trinity" of zoom lenses in the new mount.

I would dislike that, but that would be "new."

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2018, 11:43:08 AM »
The "more" is certainly the EF-M mount... Because it's the EF-M zoom that is coming later this year. 8) ;D
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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2018, 11:59:48 AM »
The "more" is certainly the EF-M mount... Because it's the EF-M zoom that is coming later this year. 8) ;D

As much as I'm wishing for more and better M glass, I'm not sure a 112-320 FF Equivalent lens is going to be making the EF-M rounds. Let's keep our dreams grounded and wish for the Prime Trinity to be completed.a bit more
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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2018, 12:22:01 PM »
The “something more” will be more money. The price of the current model has dropped and they’ll be able to charge a thousand bucks more for the new one.
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2018, 12:22:01 PM »

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2018, 12:34:00 PM »
As a normal 70-200mm lens I don’t know how they could improve version II.
It will be interesting to see what they do.
Maybe lighter or better IS but I can’t imagine better image quality.

The present EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM II is a very sharp lens. However I do believe that particularly at close focus on the 70mm end the CAs are "average" especially shooting at or near f2.8
All lenses have their weaknesses particularly zoom lenses so I do see where they could improve the lens and the IQ of the Sony G Master 70-200mm f2.8 is better particularly in controlling CAs and Canon has made a bundle from this particular lens along with the EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM II with Pros so will not cede any crown easily.
As to what maybe different in the MKIII version an internal "matched" 1.4X converter could be a potent differentiator giving f4 and 98-280mm. Macro is a possibility but I prefer "true macro" lenses.
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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2018, 12:46:46 PM »
An ArcaSwiss Tripod Collar would be a good feature for a new lens. ;)

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2018, 12:46:46 PM »