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Dec 30, 2012 08:28 |  #271

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Be realistic.

I'd like to see some hand-holdable super-teles with entrance pupils of approximately 100mm, like a 560mm f/5.6 IS, or 800mm f/8 IS, sharp enough to get modest pixel-level contrast with 7D-sized pixels when used with a good 2x TC. The 800 is outside the AF range, though, and while I don't mind manually focusing telephotos (which I do almost all the time), many people would not buy such a lens. I could see a lot of the 560mm lenses sold, though.




  
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Dec 30, 2012 09:46 |  #272

An affordable 500mm prime for me. I can afford the current model but could never justify spending all that cash on a single lens for hobby use. When I go to a zoo/wildlife park I see plenty of white superteles, usually 100-400, 400 5.6's, 300 F4's. Why won't Canon realise people like me ( hobby birders ) will spend out if the price is reasonable. Lower prices will result in higher sales = more profits. How many 300/400/500 ii's out there for hobby shooters. How can Canon justify the price of a 600 F4 when its comparable to a car. A car with all that technology built in v a plastic tube with some glass. Expensive glass yes but plastic and glass all the same.
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Dec 30, 2012 10:33 |  #273

h14nha wrote in post #15423353 (external link)
...Lower prices will result in higher sales = more profits.

Sometimes true, but not always. Lower prices also mean lower margins so even though you may sell more, you may actually make less.

h14nha wrote in post #15423353 (external link)
How many 300/400/500 ii's out there for hobby shooters. How can Canon justify the price of a 600 F4 when its comparable to a car. A car with all that technology built in v a plastic tube with some glass. Expensive glass yes but plastic and glass all the same.
>rant over< :D

Lenses, especially really good ones are very expensive to produce. If you want budget lenses, they are out there in abundance and some are extremely affordable like the 75-300 and 55-250 both of which are just a couple hundred $$. And even if you want 600mm or 800mm, you can pick up a lens for about $200~$300. However, the quality will not be anywhere near the $6000 lens but then, you get what you pay for when it comes to lenses at least.


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Dec 30, 2012 11:21 |  #274

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I'd like to see a 400mm f/4L IS, that is not a DO one for a decent price, around 3000-3500 dollars.

Unfortunately, as someone else said, a 400 f4 IS would never be so inexpensive. If Canon made this, in a non-DO version, it would cost around $6000 or $7000.

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And even if you want 600mm or 800mm, you can pick up a lens for about $200~$300. However, the quality will not be anywhere near the $6000 lens but then, you get what you pay for when it comes to lenses at least.

A new Canon 600mm or 800mm for $6,000 - now that would be a steal! They are actually double that amount right now, and it doesn't seem that prices will ever drop from that level, as they are constantly out of supply and Canon has had trouble manufacturing these lenses fast enough to keep up with demand, even with the $12,000 price tag.


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Dec 30, 2012 14:27 |  #275

gjl711 wrote in post #15423506 (external link)
Sometimes true, but not always. Lower prices also mean lower margins so even though you may sell more, you may actually make less.

Just to extend for clarification; not only will the company make less per item sold; but support costs and all the 'extras' go costs to the company go up as well. There's a reason Apple rakes in so much; allot of it's the crazy margins.


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Mar 13, 2013 15:25 |  #276

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Mar 13, 2013 15:46 |  #277

A Canon 70-200 f1.2L IS


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Mar 14, 2013 02:41 |  #278
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How about a 400mm f/4L IS (a regular lens, not the DO variety)? Priced between the f/5.6 and f/2.8 versions.


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Mar 14, 2013 02:48 as a reply to  @ ScubaDude's post |  #279

I'd be happy with a 300 f/4 IS II. Bring it to the build quality of fhe 70-200 and change 2000 to 2500 for it


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Mar 14, 2013 03:08 |  #280

A 20mm f/2.8 II, with better optics, without corner blurs, IQ like Carl Zeiss 21mm. Without IS to be in a affordable price...

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Mar 14, 2013 06:44 |  #281

I would be happy when Canon would make a lens with apodization element, like they have patended. But on the other hand my own experiments would get nearly useless..

h14nha wrote in post #15423353 (external link)
... How can Canon justify the price of a 600 F4 when its comparable to a car. A car with all that technology built in v a plastic tube with some glass. Expensive glass yes but plastic and glass all the same.
>rant over< :D

Probably the tolerances and manufacturing process is a bit harder than those for cars.
We are talking about probably 100nm for the surface form accuracy, and some few nm for the coating thickness.

But you could get the very good Canon FD L lenses, and enjoy long and fast tele lenses!
Get an Ed Mika adapter (or do some own tinkering like me) and use manual focus lenses.
I got a 400mm f/2.8 for less than 1000 Euro this way.


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Mar 14, 2013 07:10 |  #282

i wouldn't mind a 70-200 IS f2.8 with a built in x2 extender, like the 200-400L with x1.4.


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Mar 14, 2013 08:37 |  #283

The much promised but yet to emerge 200-400 would be nice. Canon seem to be reluctant to release it and I don't understand why.


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Mar 14, 2013 09:12 as a reply to  @ Lowner's post |  #284

A 400mm f/5.6 IS for a similar price to the current 400mm f/5.6 would be great. I would also really like an EF-S 10mm f/2.8 lens for under $350.


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Mar 14, 2013 09:18 |  #285

Just make the 400mm F2.8 IS II half price so I can buy one thanks.




  
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