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Oct 24, 2009 20:53 |  #1

Hello,
Does anyone know if Canon coming out with an new lens to replace the current Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 IS?
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Oct 24, 2009 21:23 |  #2

Nope. Nobody knows. Lots of rumors though.

Lots of "Announcement" dates have come and gone but there is still no new lens.


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Oct 24, 2009 23:57 |  #3

There is a rumors forum for this. Look at the "sharing know how" section, "photography industry news" and there is a subforum called "rumors"

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Nope. Nobody knows. Lots of rumors though.

Lots of "Announcement" dates have come and gone but there is still no new lens.


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Oct 24, 2009 23:59 |  #4

there nothing wrong with the current version... ;)


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Oct 25, 2009 00:29 |  #5

True, but there is plenty that could be improved.

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there nothing wrong with the current version... ;)


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Oct 25, 2009 00:34 |  #6

The rumor has been around for years, I waited for a year and gave up ... no regret and I am a happy owner. :D




  
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Oct 25, 2009 00:53 |  #7

I suspect that at least a prototype exists somewhere. It's a complicated piece of equipment and it's probably continuously being tweaked and changed during the development cycle. I have a friend who used to work for Canon and he told me R&D is continuous on most popular product lines and this is certainly one of them. It's just a matter of when marketing decides to launch the next version.


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Oct 25, 2009 02:44 as a reply to  @ Route246's post |  #8

Thank you guys for the feedback, the reason I am asking since I want to buy the 70-200 F/2.8 IS and was wondering if I should wait for the new product.


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Oct 25, 2009 03:13 |  #9

Which body are you shooting with?

I've had mine for almost 6 years now and I've probably shot 100,000 shots through it...definitely my MOST used lens in the kit and it's been through (on) a half dozen bodies now...

That said, if I was buying today, with the increased ISO availability...I'm not so sure I would buy the 2.8. In fact, I know I would have to debate for a long time between it and the 4.0is. All tests shot it a weeee bit sharper and objectively, it's a helluva lot lighter and smaller and cheaper and...a later design IS system. Again, I love my 2.8...but if you're shooting with a late model body (able to do 1600+ w/o noise), I'd seriously consider it's newer sibling. Just my very humble opinion. YmmV

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Oct 25, 2009 04:25 |  #10

benshei wrote in post #8889483 (external link)
Thank you guys for the feedback, the reason I am asking since I want to buy the 70-200 F/2.8 IS and was wondering if I should wait for the new product.

yes, you should just procrastinate a bit longer whilst the owners of the original are all out enjoying what they have now....

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Oct 25, 2009 05:27 |  #11

I'd say wait. Of course there is s new one coming out any minute now. And don't buy a 7D or 5d Mk II because I know their working on a new one of those. And NEVER buy a computer because it's obsolete months before they can get one to market. And cars are getting better and better gas mileage and are getting safer so don't buy this years model because next years will be better...

If you can afford the 70-200 2.8 IS go for it. I wouldn't give up mine until they pry my cold dead fingers off it.


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Oct 25, 2009 11:12 |  #12

I'm waiting because I already have an f/4 IS. The f/2.8 IS is an augmentation. I will get one by 12 Jan 2010 but I'm going to wait until Christmas time to pull the trigger. I'm not really missing out on much now.

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I'd say wait. Of course there is s new one coming out any minute now. And don't buy a 7D or 5d Mk II because I know their working on a new one of those. And NEVER buy a computer because it's obsolete months before they can get one to market. And cars are getting better and better gas mileage and are getting safer so don't buy this years model because next years will be better...

If you can afford the 70-200 2.8 IS go for it. I wouldn't give up mine until they pry my cold dead fingers off it.


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Oct 25, 2009 11:18 |  #13

Jeremy H wrote in post #8889525 (external link)
Which body are you shooting with?

I've had mine for almost 6 years now and I've probably shot 100,000 shots through it...definitely my MOST used lens in the kit and it's been through (on) a half dozen bodies now...

That said, if I was buying today, with the increased ISO availability...I'm not so sure I would buy the 2.8. In fact, I know I would have to debate for a long time between it and the 4.0is. All tests shot it a weeee bit sharper and objectively, it's a helluva lot lighter and smaller and cheaper and...a later design IS system. Again, I love my 2.8...but if you're shooting with a late model body (able to do 1600+ w/o noise), I'd seriously consider it's newer sibling. Just my very humble opinion. YmmV

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I shooting with XTi, will upgrade one day for sure, I need the lens for indoor gymnastics photography, I think the 700-200mm F/2.8 IS will be the best for it.


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Oct 25, 2009 11:24 |  #14

Jeremy H wrote in post #8889525 (external link)
Which body are you shooting with?

I've had mine for almost 6 years now and I've probably shot 100,000 shots through it...definitely my MOST used lens in the kit and it's been through (on) a half dozen bodies now...

That said, if I was buying today, with the increased ISO availability...I'm not so sure I would buy the 2.8. In fact, I know I would have to debate for a long time between it and the 4.0is. All tests shot it a weeee bit sharper and objectively, it's a helluva lot lighter and smaller and cheaper and...a later design IS system. Again, I love my 2.8...but if you're shooting with a late model body (able to do 1600+ w/o noise), I'd seriously consider it's newer sibling. Just my very humble opinion. YmmV

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David Johanson wrote in post #8889785 (external link)
I'd say wait. Of course there is s new one coming out any minute now. And don't buy a 7D or 5d Mk II because I know their working on a new one of those. And NEVER buy a computer because it's obsolete months before they can get one to market. And cars are getting better and better gas mileage and are getting safer so don't buy this years model because next years will be better...

If you can afford the 70-200 2.8 IS go for it. I wouldn't give up mine until they pry my cold dead fingers off it.

Nice perspective, I will buy one soon, I just wanted to know if there is a new product coming out soon.


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Oct 25, 2009 11:29 as a reply to  @ benshei's post |  #15

If you want it and can afford it buy it! It is an awesome lens. Even if there is a new one it is going to be MUCH more expensive for very little gain in features or IQ. I suspect comparing prints you will never be able to tell the difference. This lens is great right now.


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