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kaptainkatsu

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Re: Supertelephoto Lens Updates Are Getting Closer [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2018, 07:19:54 AM »
I would buy a 300 2.8 with a built in 1.4TC in a heartbeat
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Re: Supertelephoto Lens Updates Are Getting Closer [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2018, 07:19:54 AM »

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Re: Supertelephoto Lens Updates Are Getting Closer [CR1]
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2018, 07:32:41 AM »
I expect Canon will bring out something new in the Super Tele but it won't replace them all together.
As to improvements. I have the 300 and 600 and they are brilliant.
The 600 II even though lighter than a 600 I is still a beast of a lens.
I bought it this year even there were rumors of a new 600 back then because there is only a limited number of years left that I could cart it around so I needed to start right away.
It has revised by concept of a heavy lens.
It makes the 300mm II and 100-400 II feel like lightweight lens.
It would be fascinating if Canon would make it even lighter in the next version.
DO would be the most likely way to do that.
A 600mm is like an Aircraft Carrier once you have one you need a whole load of other things to get to be used properly (Planes / support ships etc). You need a Gimbal head, a bean bag, a bag big enough to carry it safely. A photographic assistant / weightlifter would be handy too.
I don't think owning these lens makes you a better photographer but you are left with no excuses.
They are superb pieces of engineering and only the photographer can improve.
Those clever engineers in Canon may have something up their sleeves - it will be interesting to see.


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Re: Supertelephoto Lens Updates Are Getting Closer [CR1]
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2018, 09:41:47 AM »
Granted, what I really want to see is a $3-4k 200-600 f/5.6 L IS USM.  Great IQ, blazing fast AF.  ;D

A $3-4K 200-600 f/5.6 L IS USM sounds big and white to me.  I prefer primes, but would make an exception in this case.

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Re: Supertelephoto Lens Updates Are Getting Closer [CR1]
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2018, 11:27:55 AM »
I bought it this year even there were rumors of a new 600 back then because there is only a limited number of years left that I could cart it around so I needed to start right away.

Haha, that is a great reason to buy the lens.


It has revised by concept of a heavy lens.
It makes the 300mm II and 100-400 II feel like lightweight lens.

Yes, these big boy lenses change your concept of lens weight.


A 600mm is like an Aircraft Carrier once you have one you need a whole load of other things to get to be used properly (Planes / support ships etc). You need a Gimbal head, a bean bag, a bag big enough to carry it safely. A photographic assistant / weightlifter would be handy too.

You are right. I've spent more on various accessories for my 200-400 than I have on some of my lenses. The weightlifting doesn't seem to help at all with carrying the lens for longer...
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Re: Supertelephoto Lens Updates Are Getting Closer [CR1]
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2018, 12:02:09 PM »
I know these are are glamorous super telelenses, but I know majority of photographers are using either a 300mm f/4 or 400mm f5.6 so would really like to see those lenses updated as well.

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Re: Supertelephoto Lens Updates Are Getting Closer [CR1]
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2018, 08:15:51 PM »
I would have to say the 600 and now the 600 II have made me more of a stationary shooter, though it is amusing sometimes to try handheld tracking when I just cannot shift the gimbal/tripod combination any further.  I still carry the camera/lens/tripod on my shoulder and usually have a full pack(5DSR w/several lenses) for the other shots.  The one thing I would love to see on the 600 is the selectable 1.4TC like the 200-400.  When you are setup in a blind or literally sitting/laying in the mud, movement is a huge deal, and being to either add or subtract that much focal length with the flick of switch would go a long ways towards avoid potential disturbance of whatever is being observed.  Also a closer MFD would be a nice touch, as while the use of an extension tube can get you closer, the loss of distance focusing makes it a bit of a bear to constantly swap out, just like the 1.4.  Take my money?

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Re: Supertelephoto Lens Updates Are Getting Closer [CR1]
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2018, 08:15:51 PM »