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BSBXTi
2nd of January 2009 (Fri), 16:31
I'm just wondering if and when this lens comes out if it will be affordable, well in the sense less then $3000 ???

http://cgrv.blogspot.com/2008/12/canon-usa-to-exhibit-new-telephoto-lens.html

Pandya
2nd of January 2009 (Fri), 16:33
Bahaha. A 100-400 with a constant F/4 would be extremely expensive and heavy. And a 100-800mm with constant F/4 might actually weigh as much as a car. Fake.

sandpiper
2nd of January 2009 (Fri), 16:34
I'm just wondering if and when this lens comes out if it will be affordable, well in the sense less then $3000 ???

http://cgrv.blogspot.com/2008/12/canon-usa-to-exhibit-new-telephoto-lens.html

I wouldn't hold your breath, that is a 100-400L lens that somebody has squeezed in PS.

BSBXTi
2nd of January 2009 (Fri), 16:35
Bahaha. A 100-400 with a constant F/4 would be extremely expensive and heavy. And a 100-800mm with constant F/4 might actually weigh as much as a car. Fake.

I have seen samples photos from the lens, so its not fake:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/723942

cooltouch
2nd of January 2009 (Fri), 16:35
Sure, it'll be affordable if you can afford, say, a Mini Cooper S.

Grentz
2nd of January 2009 (Fri), 16:37
lol, I love this part on that page:

Added to the Canon EF100-800mm f/4L IS USM, is a brand new tripod collar that truly advances the Canon lens line up beyond all comparable companies. The new tripod collar features the first ever lens easy print button. "The easy print button truly sets our company a step above this time around. Shooters now are able to print instantly without the need of CF cards," said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "True one off prints can be achieved now bringing Canon well into the fine art realm." ***

BSBXTi
2nd of January 2009 (Fri), 16:40
ATT: It was a fib and I fell for hahaha the photos posted were from a 500mm f4 hahaha I was so excited that I..... :D

mebailey
2nd of January 2009 (Fri), 16:41
Its a fake. The PS on the picture of the lens is terrible. If it wasnt you couldnt carry it.

runninmann
2nd of January 2009 (Fri), 16:42
lol, I love this part on that page:Yeah, me too! Clearly in the fine art realm.

RX350
2nd of January 2009 (Fri), 16:43
got to love "print button " bw!

sandpiper
2nd of January 2009 (Fri), 16:43
I have seen samples photos from the lens, so its not fake:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/723942


Hi, I have a 1Ds III for sale, brand new for just $1,000 You can send me the money via Western Union .........

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

JasonRussell
2nd of January 2009 (Fri), 16:45
I want 2 print button collars!

thw
2nd of January 2009 (Fri), 17:25
I have seen samples photos from the lens, so its not fake:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/723942

Actually this particular link proves it's a fake.That guy snapped off a few shots at the edge of a parking lot and found all those birds there? Pleeeeze....

nureality
2nd of January 2009 (Fri), 17:54
I'm just wondering if and when this lens comes out if it will be affordable, well in the sense less then $3000 ???

http://cgrv.blogspot.com/2008/12/canon-usa-to-exhibit-new-telephoto-lens.html

This is a total fake. Its pretty funny in fact. Very simple fact is any 800mm f/4 lens has to have a front element of AT LEAST 200mm, the photoshopped image is of a much smaller lens.

If it ever comes out it will have a larger front element than a 600 f/4. It would be therefore VERY heavy, and it would cost at least as much as the 600 f/4, so we're talking $8000+.

The pics are a total fake... the best part of it is the print button on the collar.

-Alan

jsinon
2nd of January 2009 (Fri), 18:14
Not a very good fake at that. If you click on the image to enlarge it you can see it's a variable aperture. At least they could have cloned out the 1:4.5-5.6 of the 100-400 on the silver ring at the top of the lens.

Heck you can even see the 100-400 on the lower right near the camera mount end. I'm no photoshop genius but I could have faked it better.

surfjungle
3rd of January 2009 (Sat), 18:25
I'm more than a little surprised that some people fell for this, especially considering that the Sigma 200 - 500 mm F2.8 looks like an Oscar class submarine. I mean, seriously, if the Sigma is this size:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/sigma/images/200-500mm/sigma-200-500-D3R_4567.jpg

then it stands to reason that the 100-800 should be larger, even with a smaller aperture.

Oh, and the fact that it's all but physically impossibly to make a 100 - 800 F4 may me important as well...

GSH
3rd of January 2009 (Sat), 18:39
One for the Classic Blunders thread methinks :lol: