New 100-400 in a few months?

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: New 100-400 in a few months?
In reply to SHood, Mar 31, 2013

SHood wrote:

brian1366 wrote:

Seems lately, most CR2 are not true.

I see nothing in the 7D mk II or 100-400 rumors that hasn't already been speculated on the forums. The exception might be the 21MP sensor as that's a different number.

Unfortunately I have to say I won't believe it until they actually announce these items. People have been forecasting the announcement of both for 2+ years.

The one difference this time is that Nikon has started shipping their new 80-400mm.  Canon cannot delay forever otherwise some people will jump ship.  Birders are less brand dependent than most photographers.

With the price of the Nikon 80-400, I don't think Canon has much to worry about, their 100-400mm is about 1/2 the Nikon price.

And Nikon has nothing that compares to the 400mm f5.6L.

Canon's problem is that both those lenses are so old that new replacements are going to at least double the cost, and won't necessarily be much better optically.

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