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Old 27th of November 2011 (Sun)   #31
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I've had the current 100-400L for 8 years and have been more than satisfied with it. If they could produce a MK II which is a bit sharper and has the latest generation Image Stabilization I'd gladly upgrade. Thats as long as the price isn't twice that of the current lens.
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Old 27th of November 2011 (Sun)   #32
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I've had the current 100-400L for 8 years and have been more than satisfied with it. If they could produce a MK II which is a bit sharper and has the latest generation Image Stabilization I'd gladly upgrade. Thats as long as the price isn't twice that of the current lens.
The rumored price is 2800, which is just about twice as much as the current model.... If you consider used prices it is twice as much. I bought an older model (2002) used for $1000.
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I don't like the push-pull design - I find that I need to continually adjust the friction ring, tightening it to stop the lens creeping when holstered/not in use, then loosening it when shooting.
I haven't really found too much of a compromise on this either. I usually choose to leave the friction ring loosened all the way and deal with the creep so I can zoom quickly if needed. If I am shooting 400 only and don't expect to need to zoom I'll usually tighten it all the way down.
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Old 27th of November 2011 (Sun)   #34
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Canon would make a mint if they upgraded this lens and did it right. New IS and sharper optics with a street price similar to the new 70-200. I would start saving my pennies.
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Old 28th of November 2011 (Mon)   #35
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Yeah, do away with the push/pull, I'd be in as well. Can't adjust to it, too weird. And I always felt a little pervy.
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Old 29th of November 2011 (Tue)   #36
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Yeah, do away with the push/pull, I'd be in as well. Can't adjust to it, too weird. And I always felt a little pervy.
Heh, sounds like a personal "issue" that's better left unannounced.
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Old 5th of December 2011 (Mon)   #37
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For what I was shooting with the 100-400, the push pull is necessary. Mostly air shows, I can't twist fast enough to zoom, much less focus if I have to do that as well for whatever reason. With push pull I can zoom and focus at the same time and very quickly pull in as the plane comes close by and then pull out as it departs. I suppose if the twist was small enough to cover the full range it would work with the newer AF systems, but when I was using it, AF was just not accurate enough for air shows.
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Old 10th of March 2012 (Sat)   #38
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There are going to be some more gear announcements heading into Photokina 2012 in Germany. I have heard between 10-13 lenses will be announced in 2012 from Canon. No word if that includes any lenses for the predicted mirrorless camera.
- EF 35 f/1.4L IIThis is the next likely prime candidate to be released by Canon. No word on an announcement date, but preproduction lenses exist.
- EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS II (the current version starts at f/4.5)
I’m told this will also arrive sometime in 2012. It will be a replacement for both the 100-400 and 400 f/5.6L. If it performs like the current 400 f/5.6 prime does at 400mm, then we’ll have a winner.

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It would be great to see a new 100-400mm with those specs. As far as the push pull goes, I can go either way.
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An official announcement of 100-400 Mk II and 200-400 would go really well with a new high-resolution body at Photokina, to take advantage of the new, sharper lenses.

As well as a new UWA zoom with sharp corners and a flat front element...
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Old 22nd of March 2012 (Thu)   #41
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An official announcement of 100-400 Mk II and 200-400 would go really well with a new high-resolution body at Photokina, to take advantage of the new, sharper lenses.

As well as a new UWA zoom with sharp corners and a flat front element...
When is Photokina please?
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When is Photokina please?
End of August.
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Old 23rd of March 2012 (Fri)   #43
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Judging by Canon's latest offerings, this will definitely be $2800 at least.
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For what I was shooting with the 100-400, the push pull is necessary. Mostly air shows, I can't twist fast enough to zoom, much less focus if I have to do that as well for whatever reason. With push pull I can zoom and focus at the same time and very quickly pull in as the plane comes close by and then pull out as it departs.
push pull is great for sports and action shots!
I don't think I would pay $2800 for an upgrade though
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End of August.
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