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New Lenses in January [CR1]
« on: September 25, 2012, 04:28:20 PM »
Two f/4 Telephotos Coming
I’m told we can expect two new f/4 telephotos to be announced in January, 2013.

The first will be an EF 300 f/4L IS II, you can obviously expect better coatings, IS and a slightly lighter weight.

The second is said to be an EF 400 f/4L IS, no mention of it being a DO lens. With the price of the coming EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x, mixed with the also expensive 400 f/4 DO IS, there is probably a big market for a 400 f/4 prime that is “affordable”.

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New Lenses in January [CR1]
« on: September 25, 2012, 04:28:20 PM »

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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 04:30:27 PM »
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<p><strong>Two f/4 Telephotos Coming<br />

</strong>I’m told we can expect two new f/4 telephotos to be announced in January, 2013.</p>
<p>The first will be an EF 300 f/4L IS II, you can obviously expect better coatings, IS and a slightly lighter weight.</p>
<p>The second is said to be an EF 400 f/4L IS, no mention of it being a DO lens. With the price of the coming EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x, mixed with the also expensive 400 f/4 DO IS, there is probably a big market for a 400 f/4 prime that is “affordable”.</p>
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Nice, but My 200 F/2 fund is still alittle short.  :-\

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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 04:53:45 PM »
now what do you think "affordable" means?

Wild guess: about the same price as the 300 f/2.8, since the front element is almost the same diameter. On the other hand, the 300 f/2.8 with a 1.4x TC makes a very nice 420 f/4.

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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 04:57:12 PM »
It will be interesting if a 400mm f/4 IS comes out.  I would think if priced right it should sell very well considering how old the 400/5.6 is and the desire for its replacement.
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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 05:28:57 PM »
Wake me up when you can actually get your hands on one of them.
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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 06:03:07 PM »
It will be interesting if a 400mm f/4 IS comes out.  I would think if priced right it should sell very well considering how old the 400/5.6 is and the desire for its replacement.

A 400mm f4 will likely be about $7000.  It will be similar in diameter and cost to a 300mm f2.8 II

I doubt that many owners of the 400 mm f5.6 will be rushing out to buy a 400mm f4.

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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2012, 07:14:27 PM »
Prices these days are hard to swallow, but I think we'll be lucky if the 300 f4 IS II is near $2000.
I'd expect it to be great, and still be excellent 420mm f/5.6 when the 1.4 teleconverter is attached.

This could be a very interesting "affordable" tele.

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2012, 07:14:27 PM »

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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2012, 01:32:02 AM »
Wake me up when you can actually get your hands on one of them.

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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 11:02:24 AM »
A 400mm F/5.6L IS is also missing.

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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2012, 11:30:52 AM »
A 400mm F/5.6L IS is also missing.

Maybe that is what the 400mm F4L is replacing.
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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2012, 01:01:18 PM »
A 400mm F/5.6L IS is also missing.

Maybe that is what the 400mm F4L is replacing.

Ehhh, hmmm, will it cost almost the same  :o  ? I do not think so It will cost 3ple at least  >:(.

So it cannot replace it. Coexist maybe...

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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 01:44:26 PM »
A 400mm F/5.6L IS is also missing.

In contrast to a 14-24mm USM and a 35mm f/2 USM with IQ to compete w/ the Samyang 35mm f/1.4?

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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2012, 07:26:56 AM »
It will be interesting if a 400mm f/4 IS comes out.  I would think if priced right it should sell very well considering how old the 400/5.6 is and the desire for its replacement.

A 400mm f4 will likely be about $7000.  It will be similar in diameter and cost to a 300mm f2.8 II

I doubt that many owners of the 400 mm f5.6 will be rushing out to buy a 400mm f4.

Really!? I would think this would be the ideal wildlife lens for us 7D owners. The ability to increase focal length to 560mm and to have autofocus (yey!), still very handholdable, an extra stop and the latest IS would be just what I want. Thinking of what i can sell to fund it already...

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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2012, 07:26:56 AM »

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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2012, 08:41:35 AM »
Prices these days are hard to swallow, but I think we'll be lucky if the 300 f4 IS II is near $2000.
I'd expect it to be great, and still be excellent 420mm f/5.6 when the 1.4 teleconverter is attached.

This could be a very interesting "affordable" tele.

I very much like my current 300f4, and would certainly look to upgrade to this lens if it comes out at the right price (<$2K)
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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2012, 08:43:59 AM »
I wonder if there's some kind of joke there from Canon engineers in delivering the 400/f.0?

Why?

Because a 400/4.0 would be a 560/5.6 (TC 1.4) or 800/8.0 (TC 2)

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Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2012, 08:43:59 AM »