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With ring USM and stabilisation!

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I wonder how it will priced.

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Looking very good. Should be an easy way to get into the 70-200 range if priced right. Also nice that it's black :D

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I think it is mostly for NIkon. The only way it appeals to us is if the price is really low compared to the L and I don't see that happening.

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http://nikonrumors.com ...lens-at-the-cp-show.aspx/external link

^- saw that...

Reading the comments made me LOL...

Apparently the Canon f/4L IS is only popular because "its a good lens available used cheap"

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tkbslc wrote in post #13819875external link
I think it is mostly for NIkon. The only way it appeals to us is if the price is really low compared to the L and I don't see that happening.

True but Sigma managed to make a lens that is a decent alternative to Canon's 70-200 2.8 IS II and sell it for the price of the non stabilized Canon 70-200 2.8.
Maybe Tokina can do something similar but for the F/4 version.

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It's probably just nikon..... that's a huge omission in their lens lineup, and considering prices on their other stuff it'll probably be too close to the canon to even bother

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They'll get my money if it's priced right. But do you guys really think they can price it much lower than the Canon f4L if they release it in Canon mount? I mean, the f4L is already pretty reasonably priced...

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Rush87 wrote in post #13820199external link
True but Sigma managed to make a lens that is a decent alternative to Canon's 70-200 2.8 IS II and sell it for the price of the non stabilized Canon 70-200 2.8.
Maybe Tokina can do something similar but for the F/4 version.

I hope so. I'd be all over it at $600-700.

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KenjiS wrote in post #13820146external link
Apparently the Canon f/4L IS is only popular because "its a good lens available used cheap"

Ignorance is funny. :)

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I've compared Tokina's 17-35mm f/4 to Canon's 17-40mm f/4 and they are pretty much the same price.
That leads me to the conclusion that the new 70-200 might be just as expensive as Canon's offering :(
So yeah, it is probably aimed at Nikon users..

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tkbslc wrote in post #13820685external link
Ignorance is funny. :)

Also note they **** that there "Really isnt a hole in the lineup" Because -insert list of variable aperture junky chapo Nikkors and the 70-200 f/2.8G VR II- and also keep pointing out the 70-200 f/2.8G VR II because "Pros dont want anything thats not f/2.8"

I dunno..I see a lot of "pros" using the f/4 Canon lenses...

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If this is cheaper than the canon, I'd definitely be interested. Tokina knows how to make a sharp lens, and their build quality is miles ahead of the canon 70-200 f4's.

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Sirrith wrote in post #13824888external link
If this is cheaper than the canon, I'd definitely be interested. Tokina knows how to make a sharp lens, and their build quality is miles ahead of the canon 70-200 f4's.

The problem is flare and CA usually when it comes to Tokina lenses..

hopefully they sort it out with their new lenses...

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KenjiS wrote in post #13825057external link
The problem is flare and CA usually when it comes to Tokina lenses..

hopefully they sort it out with their new lenses...

True, but unfortunately the 70-200 f4 from canon isn't exactly the best at dealing with flare either, lol, tokina would have a hard time doing worse.

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Nikon is developing F4 lens range. 16-35 F4 VR, 24-120 F4 VR. They are missing the 70-200 F4 VR.
Tokina releasing it just before Nikon does, getting a first to market win.

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