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- Jul 21, 2010
That's why I think this rumor is bogus. I just don't see Canon spending the R&D money on the 70-300mm L, a variable-aperture zoom lens with L-build and optical quality, and simultaneously developing an update to another variable-aperture zoom lens. The new 70-300mm L is the replacement for the 100-400mm. People who need more focal length should get a prime lens (and I certainly hope they update the 400/5.6 with IS!!).Justin said:But I have to say a 100-400 makes the August announcement of a 70-300 look even stranger.
I do think the 100-400mm is a useful focal range, and certainly I want the extra 100mm on the long en more than the 30mm on the wide end. But, the main advantage that the 100-400mm offers is that it's the only way to get a native 400mm with IS for under $2K (and delivers better IQ than the 300/4+1.4x). If they offered a 400mm f/5.6L IS prime, I'd take that over the 100-400mm in a heartbeat.