In my local patch (Somerset/Devon) in the UK I often see 3 particular guys who do a lot of Bird photography (2 retired) who each own the Canon EF 600mm IS USM L Mk2 lenses. I long for one of these lenses. I currently use a EF 500mm IS L Mk1. I hope to be in a position next year where I can trade up to the 600mk2. I have a lot of saving to do yet for a used one and have been lucky to try one out and I was blown away.
Each were saying that the rumoured 600 f4 DO BR when it happens to come out next year they will not hesitate to buy it what ever the price. They can afford to do this. The thought of saving weight and the appeal of new optics design and being smaller in size, really appeals to them
It got me thinking that if this is the general opinion of wildlife/bird photographers who are in a fortunate position to be able to afford the very best/the very latest and there are lots of them at the top of their game so to say what will happen to the prices of the 600 L II. Could there be a surge of used lenses coming onto the market. Could I benefit from this?... Is it worth me waiting for the new one to come out and hopefully bag a bargain? What do you think?????