I received an email from someone claiming they were involved in the
testing of this lens.
– Push/Pull design gone
– Lens is faster at f/4
– New coating ala the 24L
– 4 stop IS
– Weather sealed
– “Sharpest zoom I've ever used.”
– Announcement Feb. 2009
This has been a constant rumor for the last two years. We'll see what
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What about this price list???
New EF 100-400mm 4.0L IS USM?????
No more EF 70-200mm 2.8L (without IS)
No more EF 400 F5.6L
Or are they just typo’s
New EF 100-400mm 4.0L IS USM
This is a lens I will buy if it is true…
I’m really hoping this is a production item. I am looking at the 500 f/4, but would love an awesome twist zoom to fill the gap between it and my 70-200 2.8 IS – I have used various 100-400L ‘dust pumps’ and I am not 100% happy with it.
Just to add a little to the rumour mill – the Dutch Canon RRP PDF file (listing prices of all Canon products on sale in NL) for January no longer lists the 100-400 F/4-5.6, but it does list a (more expensive) 100-400 F/4 IS USM:
The Dutch Canon website has a typo for the 100-400. If you look at the partnumber it’s just a normal 100-400.