Canon Lens Rumors

100-400 f/4-5.6L IS USM II [CR2]

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A different source
A new source is saying Canon will be sticking with the 100-400 focal length for any update they do to the lens.

No word whether or not to expect it at PMA.

Disclaimer
It seems every photo show this lens is slated for replacement. The current model sells extremely well for Canon. I have one and would have no interest in replacing it, my copy is silly sharp. I haven’t received any information from bang on sources about such a lens yet. I am bugging them for info though.

EF 200-400 f/4L IS
This seems to be a lens a lot of people would like, I just don’t think a lot of those people would pony up the $4K-$5K it would cost. I haven’t heard any rumor about such a lens being in development.

EF 400 f/4L IS
This is a lens I have heard two bits of information about over the last few months. I think it’d be more likely you’ll see a non diffractive optics version of the 400 than another 400mm zoom added to the lineup.

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14 responses to “100-400 f/4-5.6L IS USM II [CR2]”

  1. I am going to buy one…but of the new design. Some friend has this lens and I think it needs a redesign. Specially the weather seal and the old and not so reliable IS. No opinion on the optical quality, didn’t spend enough with this lens.

    I’m not in a hurry but I hope it will come this year. I also Hope it won’t be a push pull design

  2. oh well… so much for the zoom… had a really nice copy of the prime turn up so I jumped on that … I loved the first one I had and never felt really limited by the fix FL so oh well… if they put out a 500/5.6 L zoom… that’ll be trouble…for my bank account :D

  3. We have been waiting for a prime 400 or 500/5.6 IS for years… Canon has made huge profits on their existing line of lenses, and now, a lot of them appear “old” to the market…
    They just need to make a big effort to modernize a lot of ther lenses, and meanwhile, we just have to wait, provided than most of the Canonists (like me) cannot change to another brand, dus to their huge investment in Canon lenses…
    I stil hope a 400 or 500/5.6 will appear soon…

  4. I’d be happy if they would just build a 200 – 400 3.5-5.6 non – push pull with the same size and price as the current lens and the newest IS
    I never have seen a reason for that big overlap of the 70-200 and the 100 – 400. I’m no engineer but giving up that bottom 100 mm should be able to make the lens either a. smaller or b. faster – I’d take either as long as they get rid of push pull which i hate…

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