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new canon 70-200mm lens coming out?

 
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Jan 26, 2018 08:47 |  #1

Is their any word that canon is coming out with a newer version of the 70-200mm 2.8 l ii anytime soon? I noticed alot of people are selling these off. Thanks and hope all is well.




  
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Feb 04, 2018 13:22 |  #2

I saw a post somewhere the 70 200 2.8L is iii coming out!




  
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Feb 04, 2018 16:54 as a reply to  @ jay25's post |  #3

hard to believe they can improve on version II. Such a great lens!!!!


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Feb 04, 2018 18:08 |  #4

I seen where the first version came out in 01' and the second version came out in 2010. I figured it was around that time for a new one to be released.




  
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Mar 21, 2018 08:08 |  #5

Looks like they are updating the 70-200 F4 IS next month.

http://www.canonrumors​.com …i-is-coming-in-april-cr3/ (external link)

Typical Canon updating one of their best lenses when they have a whole tank of bigger fish to fry. Now I need to decide if I want to sell my 70-200/4 IS before it's worthless and upgrade to a 2.8 version like I have been battling in my head over for the past few eyars.


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Apr 05, 2018 15:37 |  #6

FEChariot wrote in post #18590791 (external link)
Looks like they are updating the 70-200 F4 IS next month.

http://www.canonrumors​.com …i-is-coming-in-april-cr3/ (external link)

How do you update something that is already near perfect? That lens is a gem already - what can they be doing to improve it?



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Apr 05, 2018 16:16 |  #7

Kasrielle wrote in post #18600880 (external link)
How do you update something that is already near perfect? That lens is a gem already - what can they be doing to improve it?

Make it smaller, lighter, and cheaper? NAH!!!


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Apr 05, 2018 16:29 |  #8

If you build it, they will come (buy)..............


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Apr 05, 2018 16:57 |  #9

Kasrielle wrote in post #18600880 (external link)
How do you update something that is already near perfect? That lens is a gem already - what can they be doing to improve it?

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Utilize new coatings.

Update to the latest generation of Image Stabilization, which should be a significant increase over the existing lens' IS.

Decrease the minimum focus distance, such as they did when the updated the 100-400mm. This would make it a bit more capable of a closeup lens.

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Apr 05, 2018 18:50 |  #10

Kasrielle wrote in post #18600880 (external link)
How do you update something that is already near perfect? That lens is a gem already - what can they be doing to improve it?

Add a bell, or maybe a whistle, then charge $1000 more for it then watch Canon’s stock price go up.


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Apr 24, 2018 18:31 |  #11

Kasrielle wrote in post #18600880 (external link)
How do you update something that is already near perfect? That lens is a gem already - what can they be doing to improve it?

It's not near perfect. Not even close. The centre is really good but the edges, not so. Near perfect would be excellent image quality across the image plane - something the mk2 does not deliver. It's still Canon's best though


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