Any new information about the rumored 200-600mm lens?


Jul 4, 2018
Over the years there have been quite a few rumors about a 200-600mm lens, some even showed patents.
There has been a lot of discussion and the consensus was that a 200-600 f5.6 is not a viable option, because
it would get too heavy and too expensive to make.

This would mean that canons best bet is to do what nikon did and release a 200-500 f5.6
Has there been any talk about such a lens? when could such a lens be released? possibly
together with the 7d iii next year?


I am hobby wildlifephotographer and value flexibility and portability a lot. That is why i really enjoy the 150-600 super tele zooms.
For the past year i had the tamron 150-600 g2. It has great stabilisation, weights only two kilos and has ok build quality. It had one
Problem though. The image quality wasnt really great. It was ok and most would be happy, but i want to print relatively big and the sharpnes wasnt holding up for that.
Thats why i bought the sigma 150-600 sport. At least my copy of it gets really close to the canon 100-400 ii image quality, so that
is really statisfying. But the stabilisation in the viewfinder is way way worse than tamron or canon and it also weighs one kilo more.

If canon can release a 200-500 f5.6 with sharpness close to the 100-400 ii with their great build quality, their good image stabilisation
and make it relativly light weight, they would have the optimal wildlife lens for people that like to be flexible.
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Apr 10, 2014
A 200-500 f/5.6L would be a great addition to the EF lineup (and even better for the R lineup). If it was an EF lens, it would be the next step from 16-35 + 24-70 + 70-200 (or 17-40 + 24-105 + 70-200). At the R lineup it would be even better, because we could have a 200-500 f/5.6L and a 400-1000 f/11.2 with the TC 2x as the R camera focuses at f/11.2.