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missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« on: September 12, 2012, 09:13:43 PM »
Hi all,

Been watching this site all year and I thought by now we were supposed to have announcements about the new 200-400 and the updated 100-400 leading into Photokina...?

With nothing being announced by now are we now looking at end of year (Xmas) or even next year?    :(

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missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« on: September 12, 2012, 09:13:43 PM »

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Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 10:05:12 PM »
Rumors are just that.  Nothing you read here is guaranteed, and many post that a item is confirmed based on talking to a local camera salesman, who likely has no real inside knowledge.
Never buy or sell equipment based on just a rumor.  Just enjoy the many fine contributors to the site and take photos!

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Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 08:28:51 AM »
I understand rumors are rumors, but I thought the 200-400 at least was used at the Olympics?

so unless something major was found wrong with it, they should be able to announce it by now

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Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 09:55:45 AM »
so unless something major was found wrong with it, they should be able to announce it by now

Sure, they could announce it now.  But what if that can't produce it in quantity for another year?  Maybe they're figuring out that long lags between announcement and availability, and repeated slipping of shipping promises, piss off their customer base, and they're going to wait until they're sure they can meed demand at release?
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Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 07:29:45 PM »
My guess would be the 200-400 will ship next year.

An updated 100-400 is just a rumor and not an actual product.
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Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2012, 11:00:14 AM »
All I can say is I hope they don't release this lens (200-400) for another 5 years.  I have already spent too much money on gear. Although I do have two kidneys and im pretty sure I only need one... ??? ???

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2012, 12:00:26 PM »
We already get big gaps from announcements to availablilty, the Mark II big whites were announced in August 2010, and have only been available in the UK a short time, so nearly 2 years.

Personally I would prefer they delay announcements until they have stock ready to ship.  If I see an interesting item announced that I want buy, I want to be able to buy it straight away, and not have what feels like a never ending wait for it to come to the shops.

I have decided to change my 50mm lens for a 24-70 MKII (because of rumors I knew it was on the cards), but by the time it comes to the UK (I expect Jan 2013) that decision will have been made 2 years ago.

I think rumors is excellent for planning the longer term changes to your camera system, and possibly avoid some shorter purchases that have to be replaced.

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2012, 12:00:26 PM »

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Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2012, 03:55:59 PM »
I hate nothing more than waiting between announcements and delivery. Therefore I am also happier in case there is no announcement around until they can actually deliver the goods. In any case I tend to buy what is at that time needed and available, so my recommendation for you is to take a look at 500mm or 400mm prime lenses. Don't worry about lenses not appearing for the next year or so. You won't be able to bring those lenses to your next shoot, will you?

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Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 08:41:59 AM »
The 200-400 is particularly surprising, since there apparently were several (dozen?) at the Olympics. Unlike a couple other posters, I prefer to know what is coming in the future, since it allows me to better plan my equipment expenditures.

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Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2012, 10:49:07 AM »
Why ? no 200-400, no new 100-400, no new 400 (5.6), 2012  is not a year for the wildlife photographers :-[

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Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2012, 11:06:21 AM »
Rumor has it that there will be more ... rumors in the future about a new 100-400 lens  ;D 

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Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2012, 12:32:29 PM »
I have an old 100-400 that I have sent to canon twice for cleaning and recalibration in the past 2 years.  I've been waiting for the mark 2 to finally come out, but yes, it's just more and more rumors   :-[

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Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2012, 01:02:20 PM »
Yes, the sites will continue to be flooded with rumors about a new 100-400. When if finally gets announced   :)(assuming the rumor becomes fact) then the same sites will be flooded with bitching about the price of the such "new lens"  >:(

after that, comes the thrilled fotographers claiming this to be the best lens they've ever seen ::) without actually having it used for long enough. finally, someone will come up with a ludicruos flaw in the lens (big emphasis on the price again) and how Canon missed the mark again  :P

about two years into this, we'll start reading rumors about the "new" 100-400L MIII  8) and there we go again!!

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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2012, 08:22:19 AM »
I wondering if the plant shutdowns have anything to do with the 200-400 not being announced?

I'm now taking a look at the Sigma 100-300 F2.8 OS as a replacement to my 100-400.  I don't like the loss of 100mm, but with the 1.4 ext, maybe it's not too bad.

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