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Mar 27, 2013 11:32 |  #1

Can it be because of Nikon's recent launch of 80-400 and kicking Canon where it most hurts?

http://www.canonrumors​.com …-with-eos-7d-mark-ii-cr2/ (external link)

Hope to learn more about it, I have had my eyes on this lens for a while now.

What do you guys think?

Oops - Wrong forum, I think this belongs in the rumor section, mods please move it. Thanks.


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Mar 27, 2013 11:52 |  #2

I'll be interested to see how they change it, personally I'm a big fan of the Mark I.


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Mar 27, 2013 12:28 |  #3

Awesome!


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Mar 28, 2013 05:38 |  #4

Old news - LINK


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Mar 28, 2013 06:09 |  #5

dochollidayda wrote in post #15761596 (external link)
Can it be because of Nikon's recent launch of 80-400 and kicking Canon where it most hurts?

http://www.canonrumors​.com …-with-eos-7d-mark-ii-cr2/ (external link)

Hope to learn more about it, I have had my eyes on this lens for a while now.

What do you guys think?

Oops - Wrong forum, I think this belongs in the rumor section, mods please move it. Thanks.

I don't think this has anything to do with Nikon's lens, who developed theirs becuase of Canon's version was big seller and they didn't have one. This has more to do with making sure they get it right, the original lens had some bad rep a number of years back about image quality. I've tried three versions of this lens over the years, and early one...which was very good, a middle aged one which was terrible and a recent one which was excellent. I suspect that Canon had performed a silent upgrade to their manufacturing processes to cure this issue....but it's still an old design and needs updating.
As far as market goes, it's been a big seller for Canon and one they will need to get right. It's so versatile, for many its their go-to long lens of choice.
I like the Nikon idea of racking it out to 80mm at the wide end. Which would work better with a 24-70 than the current Canon version. Loosing 70-100mm in a two lens line up can be a problem and it's a range that's often needed. Canon's 24-105mm snugly fits in this range, but it's an old lens. It's not so great at the 24mm end and is optically overshadowed by the two new 24-70L designs. So I'm hoping for a 24-105 f4 L IS replacement too.
The current 100-400 is a fine performer optically. I found that wide open at 400mm it was nearly as strong as a prime. It's bokeh was a little fussy and it was closer to 380mm than a true 400mm. The 100-250mm range was a little soft wide open, but drop to f5.6 and it was nice and sharp. So i used to use this lens as a constant f5.6. The IS is 1st generation and I think it was one of the first camera lenses to sport an Image Stabiliser. Things have moved on! I found it's AF to be very slow...almost painful to use in lower light levels. I didn't have an issue with the push pull zoom, except that at 400mm the tripod collar was in the wrong place and the lens could pick up vibration even on a sturdy tripod. It's also not weather sealed and considering this is the wildlife shooters main preference...go on a safari and you will see loads of these lenses poking out of landrovers in the serengetti :D
When compared to the current 75-300mm LIS, I think we can expect great things from this rumoured new lens....it could be a game changer!


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Mar 28, 2013 06:27 |  #6

There is a perfectly good rumour section in this forum, where you will find this story, comments to this story, and dozens of other rumour sightings on this lens' eventual replacement... Should check it out!!


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Mar 28, 2013 06:47 |  #7

SMP_Homer wrote in post #15764487 (external link)
There is a perfectly good rumour section in this forum, where you will find this story, comments to this story, and dozens of other rumour sightings on this lens' eventual replacement... Should check it out!!

I've had a look over on that forum and I didn't see any current specific threads realating to this lens....I certainly didn't see any recent sightings


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Mar 28, 2013 08:10 |  #8

GMCPhotographics wrote in post #15764510 (external link)
I've had a look over on that forum and I didn't see any current specific threads realating to this lens....I certainly didn't see any recent sightings

that would still be where new threads involving rumors would go ;-)a


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Mar 28, 2013 08:40 |  #9

Interesting "to launch with the new 7DII - In late Summer or Fall". Then a warning they might not be available together?

Hmmm same site last week was saying the 7DII was to launch this March!
Hope you weren't planning on using either of these just yet!

If one can buy one now for $1,160 I wonder how much better it will be for $2,700?
Better 4 stop IS I hope.


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Mar 28, 2013 08:42 |  #10

Sigh. Just what I need, another mark II lens that is double the price of the mark I :)


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Mar 28, 2013 09:15 |  #11

If the rumors turn out to be true, It'll probably won't be available for us normal folk until 2014. I'll be ready to pull the trigger by then.


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Mar 28, 2013 09:32 |  #12

I'm hoping that the price of the current model falls a little more on the new one comes out as it's currently falling right into my price range.




  
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Mar 28, 2013 09:48 |  #13

waylandcool wrote in post #15764978 (external link)
I'm hoping that the price of the current model falls a little more on the new one comes out as it's currently falling right into my price range.

Don't count on that. In fact it may go up when people get a sticker shock at the new version and start snatching up the old ones.


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Mar 28, 2013 11:15 |  #14

hollis_f wrote in post #15764442 (external link)
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this made me smile:D


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Mar 28, 2013 14:05 |  #15

howiewu wrote in post #15765020 (external link)
Don't count on that. In fact it may go up when people get a sticker shock at the new version and start snatching up the old ones.

I would NOT be surprised if the new lens is closed to 3K. The new pricing structure is very much reflective of that. I think at intro it will be 2699.99 or something.

It might just be worth the price if its a great performer throughout the range.


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