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thinkharder
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Jan 31, 2018 19:40 |  #1
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anyone heard of any new telephoto fixed lens coming out this year? Like the 600mm IS or 800mm IS




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Tom ­ Reichner
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Feb 03, 2018 10:38 |  #2

thinkharder wrote in post #18553691 (external link)
anyone heard of any new telephoto fixed lens coming out this year? Like the 600mm IS or 800mm IS

I haven't heard of anything. . I don't think a new telephoto prime would make any sense.

All of the Canon long prime lineup is relative new, except for the 400mm f5.6. . But the 400mm f5.6 has been kinda replaced by the new 100-400mm zoom. . I mean, with that zoom being so good and so sharp at 400mm and so fast to focus, and with such great 4 stop Image Stabilization, and such a close Minimum Focus Distance, what advantage would there be to a 400 f5.6 prime, other than a wee bit of weight savings? . Are there many people who would buy a not-at-all-versatile lens over an extremely versatile zoom just to save a pound of weight? . I don't think so. . A pound really doesn't make any difference in real-world use.

I am curious to know, what exactly are you looking for in a new telephoto prime? . Aren't the current lenses in this category completely sufficient for you? . I mean, with them all being such new designs, what do you think we could possibly gain from an update to any of the big whites? . We have a new 300mm, a new 500mm, a new 600mm, a modern (if not newer) 800mm, and a new 400mm D.O. . And as I already mentioned, the 100-400 zoom acts as a new replacement for the 400 f5.6.

So what does that leave? . Nothing. . I just don't understand what lens would need to be updated.


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John ­ from ­ PA
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Feb 03, 2018 12:06 |  #3

That may have come about from some patent filings by Canon. Details, admittedly very limited, can be found at https://www.canonrumor​s.co ...me-lenses-coming-in-2018/ (external link).




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thinkharder
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Feb 03, 2018 12:07 as a reply to Tom Reichner's post |  #4
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Thanks for your input. I'm in a market for the 600mm or 800mm being comparing the 2 lens and browse through the forum
on lens sample section. So the weights of the lens is no issued for me I'm 52 and active in Kungfu , Judo , Aikido and work out with weight. For me I want a longer range that can take sport, air show , zoo animals and capture the hawks in my back yard. I had the 400mm f5.6 I sold that on craiglist for 900.00 in feb 2017. I had my extender III on it but didn't like that lens.

So I think the 600mm IS version II is good for me I think. I also read through the reviews on version I and look through the sample images.
the images taken by other look very sharp and awesome and it just a weight issued. but some said version II focus faster for sports.

Didn't want to buy a $10,000.00 -$12,000.00 lens if canon coming out with anything new.
I rather paid 2,000.00-3,000.00 more extra for the latest version.

I see a 600mm version II on Ebay for 8,900.00 he brought it in 2012 trying to get him to send me a photo of the date code of his lens with a sticky note with his Ebay ID and date on it to see if he really has the lens.


I can deal with trusted online store and craiglist. but not comfortable with Ebay.

So far I have seen price from Ebay and craiglist that are sold already under these prices.
Used lens very good condition.

Canon 600mm f4.5 IS version I - 3,700.00
Canon 800mm f5.6 IS - 7,000.00
Canon 400mm f2.8 IS II - 8,000.00
Canon 500mm f4.5 IS - 3,000.00
Canon 400mm f2.8 IS - 4,000.00
Canon 50mm f1.2 IS - 600.00 - I brought this in dec last year from craiglist and it was like new. it has the date code : UE0820




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graham121
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Feb 03, 2018 20:48 |  #5

thinkharder wrote in post #18553691 (external link)
anyone heard of any new telephoto fixed lens coming out this year? Like the 600mm IS or 800mm IS

There is talk of a 600 F4 DO in a number of places.


A coupla bodies and a few lenses

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