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Old 2nd of November 2008 (Sun)   #1
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Default New 400 2.8 IS ?

The current 400 2.8 IS is almost 10 years old. I'm considering taking advantage of the instant rebate on this lens. Do you guys think it will be updated any time soon? Thank you.
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Default Re: New 400 2.8 IS ?

what wrong with the current lens?
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Old 2nd of November 2008 (Sun)   #3
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Default Re: New 400 2.8 IS ?

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what wrong with the current lens?
1. It's heavy.
2. It's got Image Stabilization.
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Default Re: New 400 2.8 IS ?

I couldn't imagine the weight being decreased significantly without the cost skyrocketing. More special elements means less weight but a helluva increased cost.
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Default Re: New 400 2.8 IS ?

I have a question, why do you need IS? Can you handhold a 400mm?
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I have a question, why do you need IS? Can you handhold a 400mm?
If you want to handhold get the 400mm 5.6

If you want to use the 400mm 2.8 IS for more that 10 minutes at a time get a Gitzo monopod or Tripod.

Yeah it's that's good but it's that heavy
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Default Re: New 400 2.8 IS ?

You don't need IS, no you cannot handhold a 400 all that successfully unless you came at least 3rd in a national body building championship.
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Default Re: New 400 2.8 IS ?

I don't think there is anything wrong with the current lens. I haven't used it but hear nothing but good things about it. I do know that it is heavy.

I was just thinking now that they put IS4 on the 200 f2.0 that they might update this lens and perhaps the 300 while they were at it. Canon seems to be coming out with a number of II versions lately. The 85mm f1.2, was there anything wrong with the original?? 24mm II, 16-35 II ??

I don't want to buy something that could be replaced real soon, so I thought I'd ask the question in the rumors section. Thanks for the replies guys.
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I don't think there is anything wrong with the current lens. I haven't used it but hear nothing but good things about it. I do know that it is heavy.

I was just thinking now that they put IS4 on the 200 f2.0 that they might update this lens and perhaps the 300 while they were at it. Canon seems to be coming out with a number of II versions lately. The 85mm f1.2, was there anything wrong with the original?? 24mm II, 16-35 II ??

I don't want to buy something that could be replaced real soon, so I thought I'd ask the question in the rumors section. Thanks for the replies guys.
I hope they don't update the 300 2.8.. I only bought it a little while ago!
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I hope they don't update the 300 2.8.. I only bought it a little while ago!
I'm with you on that brother. I got mine last month!
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Old 10th of November 2008 (Mon)   #11
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Default Re: New 400 2.8 IS ?

i think the 85 was overdue for an update to get a faster USM onto it. Its a really old design from the first gen of EF L lenses if i'm not mistaken. Same with the 50mm

Not sure about the 24 but the 16-35 mk1 really is rubbish in terms of distortion and edge sharpness and canon desperately needed something that could at least compete with the N17-35 let alone the 14-24. The 16-35 mk2 seems to at least be better than the old in that respect.

The 300 and 400 are well established industry leaders and i don't think they'll be replaced all that soon. As for IS, well, unless u use it on a tripod, the 400 will need IS on a monopod for better stability. YMMV...
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I hope they don't update the 300 2.8.. I only bought it a little while ago!
What's the problem? Will your lens suddenly stop working or something?
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i think the 85 was overdue for an update to get a faster USM onto it. Its a really old design from the first gen of EF L lenses if i'm not mistaken. Same with the 50mm
i thought that 50L was an update of 50mmF1.0L?
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What's the problem? Will your lens suddenly stop working or something?


I hope they put IS on the 400/4.5.
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What's the problem? Will your lens suddenly stop working or something?
yes, what's it to you?
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