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Aug 30, 2010 14:06 |  #316

Zethar wrote in post #10816684 (external link)
I want a 500mm f5.6. Good reach and light enough to care around.

Make it a 200-500 f/5.6L IS USM (or even f/3.5-5.6) - with a maximum aperture of 89mm, you could do it in a package the same size as the Bigma II (and probably weighing less). Make it as sharp as the 70-200 Mk II and I'd happily pay 3000USD for it...




  
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Aug 30, 2010 16:31 |  #317

Well, I'm willing to wait and see some real, in-the-field shots with the 70-300 before I make a decision one way or the other. I'm one of those "losers" as someone upthread called us, who has a 70-300 DO. It really is a great lens - nice and sharp and fast AF for what I need which is almost exclusively outdoors. The only thing I don't like is that the colour and contrast isn't as lush as with my 24-105 or my 100L. So I have been thinking about selling it and getting a 70-200 4 IS and perhaps an extender. IF this new lens is as sharp as the 70-200, and has as good colour and contrast, then I'd be happy with it.



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Aug 30, 2010 19:40 |  #318

Shadowblade wrote in post #10817590 (external link)
Make it a 200-500 f/5.6L IS USM (or even f/3.5-5.6) - with a maximum aperture of 89mm, you could do it in a package the same size as the Bigma II (and probably weighing less). Make it as sharp as the 70-200 Mk II and I'd happily pay 3000USD for it...


Wow,

I thought I was asking for alot.


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Aug 31, 2010 17:46 |  #319

Not sure if this point has already been made in this lengthy thread....

Has anyone considered that maybe the new 70-200 L coupled with the new 2x tele is the 100-400 L replacement? I've seen the impressive results displayed with the 70-200 and the old tele. I imagine that the new 2x tele will be even better. A development like that would put me out of the 100-400 market forever.

Also, the new 70-300 L is probably aimed at travelers that can't stand the thought of shooting non L. I do a ton of traveling, and over the years I've been tempted by the 70-300 IS and the 70-300 DO. Everytime I am about to pull the trigger on one of those lenses I chicken out because the IQ just wasn't all the way there. The new 70-300 L might tip the scales, or it might be a marketing trick. However, I doubt Canon will ever water down its L line.

If you think about the canon lens line up in terms of how weight you're willing carry this latest update makes a lot of sense. If you carry a heavy bag you're going to want the 70-200 IS II plus 2x tele. If you travel light, you'll get the 70-300 L.


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Sep 05, 2010 04:29 |  #320

Does anyone know if canon are going to update the 100-400 shortly or will the lenses last week be all this year.




  
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Sep 05, 2010 06:06 |  #321

I want a fast wide angle prime for crops...never gonna happen I guess. Sigma maybe ?


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Sep 05, 2010 06:20 |  #322

Zethar wrote in post #10816684 (external link)
I want a 500mm f5.6. Good reach and light enough to care around.

I want this too. Even if they came out with a lighter 500mm 6.3, I'd be very interested. Since newer camera bodies are getting better and better at high ISO image quality, a 6.3 wouldn't be too bad.




  
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Sep 05, 2010 06:36 |  #323

RbnDave wrote in post #10825330 (external link)
Not sure if this point has already been made in this lengthy thread....

Has anyone considered that maybe the new 70-200 L coupled with the new 2x tele is the 100-400 L replacement? I've seen the impressive results displayed with the 70-200 and the old tele. I imagine that the new 2x tele will be even better. A development like that would put me out of the 100-400 market forever.

Also, the new 70-300 L is probably aimed at travelers that can't stand the thought of shooting non L. I do a ton of traveling, and over the years I've been tempted by the 70-300 IS and the 70-300 DO. Everytime I am about to pull the trigger on one of those lenses I chicken out because the IQ just wasn't all the way there. The new 70-300 L might tip the scales, or it might be a marketing trick. However, I doubt Canon will ever water down its L line.

If you think about the canon lens line up in terms of how weight you're willing carry this latest update makes a lot of sense. If you carry a heavy bag you're going to want the 70-200 IS II plus 2x tele. If you travel light, you'll get the 70-300 L.

I am actually thinking the 70-300 L is the replacement of the 100-400. They will introduced an upgraded 400/5.6 with IS at a higher price than the current one and will phase out the 100-400 to limit options and force people to pay the premium for the new prime...


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Sep 05, 2010 07:03 |  #324

Speaking of the 70-300L. Here are my impressions of the lens after using it at the Canon expo held in NYC this past thursday and friday. I posted this in the 70-300L thread:

All here is my report:

I'm not allowed to put my card in the camera with the lens because it's a pre-production version. I used it on a 1DIV and 7D.

Max aperture of 4 stays constant at 70-100
101-135 is 4.5
136-200 is 5.0
and 201-300 is 5.6.

Can't judge much off LCD but I was impressed zooming all the way into the images themselves. Images looked tack sharp. It locks on quick but it did hunt a bit when I pointed it at dim lighting. Build is L solid. Feels very good in your hands. Overall I was impressed.

https://photography-on-the.net …read.php?t=9224​85&page=36

Here is also a picture of the lens i took fully extended out while someone was using it.

Here is the image i snapped on my iphone of the lens fully stretched out:

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/4955560833_236655ee4b_b.jpg

Here is also my impression of the 60D from using it at the canon expo. On my visit to the canon expo thread:

Just got back from the canon expo. Really great environment. For those that have some time tomorrow before 3pm head down to the javits center. Its free. I was able to use the 60D while there. My initial take: great cheap video slr. The screen will help a lot in that aspect. However, i wouldn't put much pressure on it. Build is slightly bigger than a rebel to me. Very light body. Feels cheap to be honest. Here are some shots off my iphone from the event. Ill be there tomorrow at 12 for another seminar:

60D in my hands:

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/4951832063_f02f1004c4_b.jpg

Angle shot of the 60D being used by another person:

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Entrance to Canon Expo:

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/4952468530_f16d89e5fe_b.jpg

This is the model booth. Here they had a professional shooter using the 1DIV. Showing how easy the work flow can be and "the brilliance" of the 1DIV

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/4951884291_4d6bfb9545_b.jpg

I thought this was pretty cool. Every few minutes a model walks down this runway. On the sides are three rows of various different canon models with different canon lens's so you can shoot the models. Then you get to keep the 2GB Sandisk card in the camera. At first i thought this was an actually runway show until i got closer and saw the cameras held by a leash to the bars :lol:

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/4952460300_6a40f11653_b.jpg

Great event too bad its only every 5 years.

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=926070

Hope you guys enjoy! Again these are my experiences from using these items hands on.

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