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Author Topic: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]  (Read 12312 times)

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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2018, 07:34:33 PM »
Any chance this new 70-200 f/4 reverts to an externally zooming (i.e. length-changing) design like the 70-300L?

Every time I go to this site and look at the comments, this guy makes the most inane comments in every single thread. I wish CR had a block users options, because this is literally the one and only reason I do not come here.

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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2018, 07:34:33 PM »

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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2018, 07:37:29 PM »
Any chance this new 70-200 f/4 reverts to an externally zooming (i.e. length-changing) design like the 70-300L?

Every time I go to this site and look at the comments, this guy makes the most inane comments in every single thread. I wish CR had a block users options, because this is literally the one and only reason I do not come here.

Oh and you don't have to sign your posts. We can literally see your username right there next to it.

I take it you guys know each other IRL and this is some sort of forum jab. I get it. You two...This place is the best!
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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2018, 08:18:11 PM »
Any chance this new 70-200 f/4 reverts to an externally zooming (i.e. length-changing) design like the 70-300L?

I know the zero-length-change of the 70-200 L lenses is attractive for a host of a reasons, but so is a smaller lens that fits in smaller bags.  I love my 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, but a much smaller version of it for travel would be attractive. 
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No idea.....

It would be nice to have it more compact, but it is also nice to not be sucking in moist, dirty, or salty air.

I think that most of the zooms are variable length, so that would make variable more probable, but there is also momentum... I would not be surprised either way, but I bet it will be a great lens whichever path they pick....
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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2018, 08:33:40 PM »
Any chance this new 70-200 f/4 reverts to an externally zooming (i.e. length-changing) design like the 70-300L?

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it will be the first collapsible L lens :D
like the EF-M zooms

No chance, the M lenses are consumer lenses.

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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2018, 09:29:23 PM »
Any chance this new 70-200 f/4 reverts to an externally zooming (i.e. length-changing) design like the 70-300L?

Every time I go to this site and look at the comments, this guy makes the most inane comments in every single thread. I wish CR had a block users options, because this is literally the one and only reason I do not come here.

Oh and you don't have to sign your posts. We can literally see your username right there next to it.

I take it you guys know each other IRL and this is some sort of forum jab. I get it. You two...This place is the best!

No.  The opposite of that.

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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2018, 09:30:18 PM »
Any chance this new 70-200 f/4 reverts to an externally zooming (i.e. length-changing) design like the 70-300L?

Every time I go to this site and look at the comments, this guy makes the most inane comments in every single thread. I wish CR had a block users options, because this is literally the one and only reason I do not come here.

Oh and you don't have to sign your posts. We can literally see your username right there next to it.

So let me get this straight:  a troll just informed me that me just being me keeps that very same troll away.

I really don't see a problem here.

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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2018, 09:38:39 PM »
Any chance this new 70-200 f/4 reverts to an externally zooming (i.e. length-changing) design like the 70-300L?

Every time I go to this site and look at the comments, this guy makes the most inane comments in every single thread. I wish CR had a block users options, because this is literally the one and only reason I do not come here.

Oh and you don't have to sign your posts. We can literally see your username right there next to it.

I take it you guys know each other IRL and this is some sort of forum jab. I get it. You two...This place is the best!

No.  The opposite of that.

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I was kidding, his post was one of the top 5 lamest things I have read here.

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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2018, 09:38:39 PM »

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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2018, 10:32:20 PM »
Any chance this new 70-200 f/4 reverts to an externally zooming (i.e. length-changing) design like the 70-300L?

Every time I go to this site and look at the comments, this guy makes the most inane comments in every single thread. I wish CR had a block users options, because this is literally the one and only reason I do not come here.

Oh and you don't have to sign your posts. We can literally see your username right there next to it.

I thought it was a good question, but then again, what would I know.....I’m one of those delusional people waiting for a Canon 50mm with IS.
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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2018, 10:52:02 PM »
Any chance this new 70-200 f/4 reverts to an externally zooming (i.e. length-changing) design like the 70-300L?

Every time I go to this site and look at the comments, this guy makes the most inane comments in every single thread. I wish CR had a block users options, because this is literally the one and only reason I do not come here.

Oh and you don't have to sign your posts. We can literally see your username right there next to it.

So let me get this straight:  a troll just informed me that me just being me keeps that very same troll away.

I really don't see a problem here.

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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2018, 12:01:53 AM »
Yikes - do we need better 70-200's? I've owned the 70-200 ƒ4 IS since it came out and it's awesome.

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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2018, 01:07:54 AM »
Yikes - do we need better 70-200's? I've owned the 70-200 ƒ4 IS since it came out and it's awesome.

The lens is very good in terms of sharpness, but resistance to flare, esp. flaring between the rear of the lens and the sensor, is a problematic weakness. An improvement on this regard is at the top of my list. It would also be nice to incorporate an integrated telescoping lens hood in lieu of the clunky detachable hood.

I will also mention, the IS version of the lens is not as sharp as the older non-IS version! Not by a lot; but more than a little. So, there is room for improvement, even in sharpness.

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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2018, 05:14:59 AM »
I notice that the street price of the 70-200 f/4 L IS USM in the UK has now gone up to £1208. This is quite a price hike, considering that I bought one in May 2017 for £877.55 and Canon was offering a £100 mail-in rebate at the time! [To be fair, it was a very good price even then: Amazon trying to get me to sign up to Prime; unfortunately, I had to return the lens as it was defective and the offer finished before I could get a replacement].

This could be Canon trying to soften the shock of a new 70-200 f/4 IS USM II by making the price rise seem smaller. Don’t be too surprised at a launch price of £1500+  :o

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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2018, 07:11:16 AM »
Any chance this new 70-200 f/4 reverts to an externally zooming (i.e. length-changing) design like the 70-300L?

Every time I go to this site and look at the comments, this guy makes the most inane comments in every single thread. I wish CR had a block users options, because this is literally the one and only reason I do not come here.

Oh and you don't have to sign your posts. We can literally see your username right there next to it.

So let me get this straight:  a troll just informed me that me just being me keeps that very same troll away.

I really don't see a problem here.

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He's wound way too tight.
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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2018, 07:11:16 AM »

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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2018, 08:23:35 AM »
I will also mention, the IS version of the lens is not as sharp as the older non-IS version! Not by a lot; but more than a little. So, there is room for improvement, even in sharpness.

no. 70-200/4 L IS is optically somewhat better (and sharper) than the older non -IS version of the lens. In my own experience  (owned both) and in all halfway credible reviews I've seen.

I really consider it a waste of development efforts on Canon's side to work on (presumably) marginal improvements for the last few years of their mirrorslapper lenses, rather than spending the time, effort and money on finally getting a "really right", superior mirrorless FF lens lineup [ + camery bodies] to market.

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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2018, 09:43:40 AM »
f/2.8 might not be fast for some, but I find myself stopping down to that with my 35mm more often than not. Between a fast 35, fast 135, fast 24-70 and hopefully the 85 one day... I would find a 50 to be a hard sell fo me.

I guess a new 50/1.whatever isn't for people walking around with a 35/1.4 and an 85/1.4 but rather for people with either a 24/2.8IS or 16-35/something, and a 100/2.8 macro
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Re: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2018, 09:43:40 AM »