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Is there a new version of canons 70-300mm L lens update

 
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Apr 29, 2013 22:31 |  #1

I think you have to understand where I am coming from. Until last week I had little knowledge of the Canon 70-300 L lens. I am also very analytical. While doing my research I found that this lens was introduced by canon in Aug of 2010, date now is Apr. 2013.



When I read the (April, 2013) overview copy on canon's and others web sites I see "the new canon EF......." and then read "improved image quality " and "a newly developed Fluorine coating". I question what they mean by "NEW". I question when I actually have the lens in my hands and find that the colour is light gray and not “gleaming white” as stated and confirmed by the sales people I talked to. I have been to to 3 different dealers. One dealer had a glass top display with all the” L” lenses lined up in a row The 70-300 mm lens was even a different colour than the rest of the other L lenses. Again confirmed by the salesperson. I also googled "photos of a canon 70-300 L and found lenses that are light beige, light gray. cameo and mostly white colour. So WTF?



I have talked to and emailed other dealers in the US and Canada and canon reps in both countries and posted to other forums without satisfactory results. I have received many confusing and irrelevant responses but with the main consensus I have gotten is I just should ignore the overview. A gain WTF?



So it is now obvious that canon’s overview copy is not only out of date and it also seems that it was created using canon’s own self made version of a dictionary (eg. gleaming white now means light gray) it is very misleading.



It’s what my perception of what “NEW” means that matters. I want to make sure that I purchase the latest, up to date lens available to this date April, 2013.



As an aside, are you now, in 2013 older or newer than you were in 2010? Would a new 2010 car be actually new in 2013. If you want to buy a 2010 car would you not want a price reduction or even an up to date 2013 model?



Great stuff for a guy who wants to buy this lens and gather accurate information on the lens in April,2013 and hence the reason for the post. I have questions. Now the colour does not matter, Just don’t tell me one thing and I see another. I have great vision and I am not colour blind. Yes people, this lens was new in 2010 and yes you can say it is canon’s newest L lens but it is not ”new” today April 29, 2103.



So to reiterate my question. Has canon created a new version or update of its 70-300mm L lens since Aug. 2010? Yes or no based on your present knowledge and perhaps a little info as to why you have answered the way you have.



Thank you.




  
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Apr 29, 2013 22:34 |  #2

dude. just buy the damn lens and quit torturing yourself and others. what you are reading most likely was written in 2010!


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Apr 29, 2013 22:59 |  #3

marvthecat wrote in post #15881266 (external link)
So to reiterate my question. Has canon created a new version or update of its 70-300mm L lens since Aug. 2010? Yes or no based on your present knowledge and perhaps a little info as to why you have answered the way you have.

No, and there won't be a newer one any time soon.


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Apr 29, 2013 23:55 |  #4

didn't you just ask this question?


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Apr 30, 2013 00:08 |  #5

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Apr 30, 2013 06:51 |  #6

DreDaze wrote in post #15881501 (external link)
didn't you just ask this question?

Yes, he did. https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1295511

Did you expect a different answer by opening a new thread a day later?


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Apr 30, 2013 07:18 |  #7

Congratulations! You can be the proud owner of the NEW 70-300 L. It's a limited run of one. Now buy it, enjoy it and stop being paranoid.


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Apr 30, 2013 11:17 as a reply to  @ hollis_f's post |  #8

Wow, the second time he asks this question. Is this for real?..........or did someone forget to take their medicine today?




  
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Apr 30, 2013 11:21 as a reply to  @ Dooku's post |  #9

Just buy the 70-300 L and except the fact that in time there will be a f/2.8 model..


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Apr 30, 2013 11:26 |  #10

marvthecat wrote in post #15881266 (external link)
I think you have to understand where I am coming from. Until last week I had little knowledge of the Canon 70-300 L lens. I am also very analytical. While doing my research I found that this lens was introduced by canon in Aug of 2010, date now is Apr. 2013.

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If they just introduced the lens in 2010, I would be shocked if they came out with a new version of it less than 3 years later. Things just don't change that fast in the lens world (unlike bodies, for example).


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Apr 30, 2013 12:14 |  #11

Geez, I read your other thread, and now I'm reading this. A complete waste of 30 minutes of my life. NEW means new model. And to use your car comparison, some refer to the current body as the "new" model, even though that body style may have come out 3 years ago. For example, the new Corvette is a new model. Yes, there will be new "yearly" models, but that same body style will stay current for the next few years, hence it will be the new model Corvette.

Now go take your meds, buy a Tamron, Siggy or something else that comes in black, not off white, putty, gray, or something in between, and quit asking this queston multiple times.


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Apr 30, 2013 13:54 |  #12

marvthecat wrote in post #15881266 (external link)
I think you have to understand where I am coming from. Until last week I had little knowledge of the Canon 70-300 L lens. I am also very analytical. While doing my research I found that this lens was introduced by canon in Aug of 2010, date now is Apr. 2013.

Why did you start a new thread on this subject? Did you bother to read any of the replies in the first thread you started?


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Apr 30, 2013 14:01 |  #13

I'm sure if he looks at the date code on the lens mount he would be able to tell when the lens was made.

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Apr 30, 2013 14:57 |  #14

The lens is only 3 years old, by Canon's terms that is new lol and won't be replaced probably for quite a few years if ever since its already an outstanding lens, and lenses keep their value so a 12 year old lens (like the 100-400) still sells new on the shelves today for probably around its once original asking price, give or take. You're overthinking it :P


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Apr 30, 2013 18:59 |  #15

In 2010 Canon did change the "white" color of their L Tele's and Zooms'. The newer lenses are more of a grayish white than a beige/putty white of the older lenses. You need to see them side by side to really tell.

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