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Jun 28, 2012 08:24 |  #31

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Hmmmm, I was looking at getting a 100-400 rather soon, to wait or not?

I asked myself the same question when I bought mine. There were rumours of a new version of the 100-400. Luckily I ignored them and bought the lens - and I've had great use from it in the five years since then.


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Jun 28, 2012 11:19 |  #32

ScottyK86 wrote in post #14643142 (external link)
Hmmmm, I was looking at getting a 100-400 rather soon, to wait or not?

waiting for something that hasn't been announced is a bad idea...even after the lens gets announced sometimes it takes a while to actually hit the market...like the 500L was announced feb 11', and released just this month...

buy the lens...it takes way better pictures than a stack of money does


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Jun 28, 2012 11:42 |  #33

Buy it for the right price now and you can sell it when the new one comes out and probably only lose a little, if any, money on the sale.




  
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Jun 28, 2012 13:21 |  #34

hollis_f wrote in post #14643442 (external link)
I asked myself the same question when I bought mine. There were rumours of a new version of the 100-400. Luckily I ignored them and bought the lens - and I've had great use from it in the five years since then.

I was also glad I didn't wait for the new 100-400, although the current model is old design it still produces great pics




  
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Jun 28, 2012 13:32 |  #35

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I was also glad I didn't wait for the new 100-400, although the current model is old design it still produces great pics

Same here! Frankly, I'm shocked and delighted at the sharpness of the 100-400m.


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Jun 28, 2012 13:51 |  #36

hollis_f wrote in post #14643442 (external link)
I asked myself the same question when I bought mine. There were rumours of a new version of the 100-400. Luckily I ignored them and bought the lens - and I've had great use from it in the five years since then.

Same here. Only in my case it's been a couple of years... not five.

So, in 3-4 years you will be able to answer this same question here in the same manner for another person if you ignore the rumors and buy now. :lol:


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Jun 28, 2012 23:40 |  #37

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Buy it for the right price now and you can sell it when the new one comes out and probably only lose a little, if any, money on the sale.

This

the new one will likely be $2500, if anything, you might actually MAKE money on the sale as used copies of the old version might actually appreciate in value slightly


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Jul 25, 2012 09:14 |  #38

bumping an old thread, I saw they mentioned the re-vamp of the 100-400 to be sooner than expected, so I'm thinking maybe to hold off on the 400L!


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Jul 25, 2012 09:58 |  #39

Bigger Canon unicorn... The 100-400mm L mk 2 or the 24-70mm IS?

I would love to see a revamp of the 100-400 (mostly because it would drive the price down of the mk1), but I am not holding my breathe. Canon already has a few L lenses that over lap this one.


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Jul 25, 2012 10:44 |  #40

Roroco wrote in post #14767287 (external link)
Bigger Canon unicorn... The 100-400mm L mk 2 or the 24-70mm IS?

I would love to see a revamp of the 100-400 (mostly because it would drive the price down of the mk1), but I am not holding my breathe. Canon already has a few L lenses that over lap this one.

We know that Canon, like other major players, are updating their lens line-up to suit the lines per mm resolution requirements of ever higher MP sensors. The 100-400 is a popular lens and as such is a prime candidate for such an update. The fly in the ointment is the 200-400L, which promises to be have superb image qualities and might replace the 100-400 in our affections.


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Jul 25, 2012 10:51 |  #41

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We know that Canon, like other major players, are updating their lens line-up to suit the lines per mm resolution requirements of ever higher MP sensors. The 100-400 is a popular lens and as such is a prime candidate for such an update. The fly in the ointment is the 200-400L, which promises to be have superb image qualities and might replace the 100-400 in our affections.

Those lenses are in two different leagues. The 100-400 is a sub $2K lens and the 200-400 will be north of $10K. I am sure we will all have affection for that lens, but only as much as most men have affection for Jessica Alba... From afar... way far.


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Jul 25, 2012 10:55 |  #42

Roroco wrote in post #14767538 (external link)
Those lenses are in two different leagues. The 100-400 is a sub $2K lens and the 200-400 will be north of $10K. I am sure we will all have affection for that lens, but only as much as most men have affection for Jessica Alba... From afar... way far.

I cannot say price has no bearing, but its just one aspect, the other major factor is suitability for the subjects I'm interested in. The biggest problem for me with the 200-400 is that stupid converter. Why not just have a straight 200-400 and let it be?


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Jul 25, 2012 11:01 |  #43

I hope a new one comes out too so that I can get the old one at a cheaper price (although....the new one might be 2500 bucks, which would keep the old one hovering at its current 1200-1350 used price. If the new one is 1600 new, then the old one will become much more affordable, but I doubt that will happen).


I loved the push-pull dust-pump action. I found it incredibly useful for tracking. You start at 100, and find your target, then in a split-second you can thrust to 400 and focus, nailing the shot. I rented it a couple times. Love it.

That lens is one of the best ever (in my opinion). Wish I had one. I'd make my wife sleep on the couch and put it on the pillow next to me. ;)

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This picture isn't that good, but I'll tell you what: This puppy of ours (she's now two and still looks just like that) is darn near impossible to photograph because of the dark eyes surrounded by dark fur. This is one of those rare shots in which I was actually able to get the eyes. I think it's because of the glass.

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This picture isn't good either, but it shows that the lens (in better hands than mine) has potential. Those mountains with snow are about 75 miles away (as the crow flies......or any bird for that matter), and a lot further than that if you drive. This photo was taken from thirty miles north of San Diego, but those mountains are in San Bernadino, relatively close to LA.

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I think I'll double-post this one in the "show me your photographers" thread. This guy is a real kook (and I don't know if I mean that in a good way or a bad way).

Take a close look at this picture and you'll notice that not only is that a boat made to look like a car, but the dude is driving it with his feet. And if you further notice, he's holding L-glass. That's a-freaking-mazing. San Diego Bay.

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That dude is serious. He has a video camera mounted on top of his camera with the L-lens.

Anyone care to guess what that lens might be? I thought it was the 100-400 but someone else thought it was the 70-200L 2.8.

???


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Jul 25, 2012 11:08 |  #44

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #14767592 (external link)
......I loved the push-pull dust-pump action. I found it incredibly useful for tracking. You start at 100, and find your target, then in a split-second you can thrust to 400 and focus, nailing the shot. I rented it a couple times. Love it.

You and I should form a supporters fan club. We seem to be the only ones who like the push-pull action. I find its far quicker than turning the zoom and for motorsport where vehicles/bikes are travelling at maybe 200 mph thats important.


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Jul 25, 2012 11:21 |  #45

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #14767592 (external link)
That dude is serious. He has a video camera mounted on top of his camera with the L-lens.

Anyone care to guess what that lens might be? I thought it was the 100-400 but someone else thought it was the 70-200L 2.8.

???

That looks like a push-pull zoom, but the hood is wrong for it to be the 100-400, so my guess is the 28-300L.


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