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When will the 100-400L be updated?

 
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Mar 22, 2010 11:57 |  #1

I'd like to purchase a longer lens this year, something which will get used mostly next year in Yellowstone. I could wait until next year to purchase, so I'd like to hear opinions/guesses as to when Canon will replace the 100-400mm L.
... or suggestions for alternatives of similar or better quality, if any.

Thanks. :)


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Mar 22, 2010 12:05 |  #2

I use this lens all the time. There's not a single thing wrong with the current iteration, in my opinion, so I would recommend it.


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Mar 22, 2010 12:16 |  #3

Agree 100%. The 1st generation IS is extremely effective for my use and with the high ISO capability of the newer bodies this lens is becoming more and more useful as time marches on!




  
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Mar 22, 2010 12:17 |  #4

I'm sure people want 70-200 f/4 IS quality though.


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Mar 22, 2010 12:18 |  #5

I doubt a new version will kick the price down of the current version. Why not buy a used one and resell if you really want the upgrade (whenever that comes). That would save you from the instant cost of going from new to used.


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Mar 22, 2010 13:40 |  #6

I bought mine in 2005. There were rumours about its imminent replacement then.


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Mar 22, 2010 14:06 as a reply to  @ hollis_f's post |  #7

Someone over the weekend told me they are going to discontinue it, Canon will be coming out wit a whole line up of new lenses in the next year on the level of the new 700 200mii

We shall see.


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Mar 22, 2010 14:20 |  #8

Mocows wrote in post #9847669 (external link)
I doubt a new version will kick the price down of the current version. Why not buy a used one and resell if you really want the upgrade (whenever that comes). That would save you from the instant cost of going from new to used.

The price isn't really the issue, I was just (slightly) worried about people referring to this lens as "the dust pump" and that it has an older push-pull type zoom.
Is dust a problem?


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Mar 22, 2010 14:39 |  #9

Bianchi wrote in post #9848374 (external link)
Someone over the weekend told me they are going to discontinue it, Canon will be coming out wit a whole line up of new lenses in the next year on the level of the new 700 200mii

Someone told me the world will be ending next week. But he was probably a nutter as well.


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Mar 22, 2010 14:46 |  #10

Mark2Mark wrote in post #9848472 (external link)
The price isn't really the issue, I was just (slightly) worried about people referring to this lens as "the dust pump" and that it has an older push-pull type zoom.
Is dust a problem?

Think you're taking it a little too literally. The 24-70L is called the Brick, doesn't mean I can use it to build a house or that it weighs as much (although a house of L lenses would be fun). There's only 2...ish lenses with the push-pull design but both are Ls and both are used by professionals. The 100-400 is a fantastic lens, was thinking of adding one to my collection (but then I bought a car and my 7D) but I'd still buy one now rather then later. The push-pull design is quite fast once you get used to it.

Depending on what you use it for, you could always check out the 400L prime, or a Sigma 150-500 (or 50-500 thats coming soonish). Both the sigma's are twist zooms (thats the right word I think).


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Mar 22, 2010 14:46 |  #11

Haha at hollis post . I can see nothing really wrong with mine , and cant think of a way that I could be improved . Excellent Lens IMO .


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Mar 22, 2010 14:51 |  #12

hollis_f wrote in post #9848609 (external link)
Someone told me the world will be ending next week. But he was probably a nutter as well.

No its true.




  
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Mar 22, 2010 14:54 |  #13

No, dust isn't a problem. There are a lot of folks who whine about everything, but my participation in this thread makes it a no whining zone.

Edited to add a photo as an example.

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Mar 27, 2010 02:25 |  #14

I think the 100-400 is one of canons worst L lens' I pretty much stooped using the one I had when I bought my 70-200 2.8L IS even with a 2x on it it is better than the 100-400. I sold the 100-400 and my 24-70L.

I would like canon to replace it with a 200-400 f4 IS. And please get rid of the push pull dust buster lol.


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Apr 02, 2010 14:26 |  #15

A 200-400mm f4 lens would put you in the same proce bracket Nikons 200-400 ( $6000) and it would weigh about seven pounds


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