At Least Two Big White Lenses Coming Ahead of Photokina [CR3]

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Choose four: EF 600mm f4 DO IS USM, EF 200-600mm f5.6 IS USM, EF 200mm f2 IS II USM, EF 800mm f5.6 IS II USM. Personally, i would be glad to see a 600DO as 400DO was exceptionally good, also 200-600 would be an excellent move, as it will both serve as a competition to Nikon's 200-500 as well as a (maybe cheaper) successor to 200-400 (ofc without 1.4TC). Dont know whether the 200-600 would feature a TC or not though.
 

RGF

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neonlight said:
Also rumored a while back ... 800DO and 1000 DO.
Gen III rather than rev. III?
I think that the lens will be an update, not a refresh
 

Michael Clark

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#64
100-400mm L does then so will this.

That all depends on who you ask. Most folks do not consider the EF 100-400mm a "big white". The "Big White" moniker is generally reserved for lenses 300mm or longer with an entrance pupil of 105mm or more. That's f/2.8 for 300mm (sorry 300mm f/4, but you're not a "B.W."), f/3.8 or faster for 400mm (sorry, 400mm f/5.6, but you're not a "B.W." either), and pretty much anything 500mm or longer. The EF 200-400mm f/4 IS 1.4X is a special case that doesn't quite make it to f/3.8 at 400mm, but f/4 with a built in 1.4X is close enough.
 

neuroanatomist

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That all depends on who you ask. Most folks do not consider the EF 100-400mm a "big white". The "Big White" moniker is generally reserved for lenses 300mm or longer with an entrance pupil of 105mm or more. That's f/2.8 for 300mm (sorry 300mm f/4, but you're not a "B.W."), f/3.8 or faster for 400mm (sorry, 400mm f/5.6, but you're not a "B.W." either), and pretty much anything 500mm or longer. The EF 200-400mm f/4 IS 1.4X is a special case that doesn't quite make it to f/3.8 at 400mm, but f/4 with a built in 1.4X is close enough.
I think the moniker refers to the big price tag. Little whites are south of $2.5K, big whites are north of $5K. Easy.