New 100-400 in a few months?

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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schmegg MOD Veteran Member • Posts: 5,768
Re: Just curious

joger wrote:

Steve Balcombe wrote:

Wyville wrote:

Oh, nothing wrong with that! I simply doubt it would make much business sense to release a new version (at probably twice the price) of a lens that a lot of people are happy with using. It's not like the 400/5.6 where current users would be happy to upgrade to a version with IS

Actually I think the opposite could be true. The 100-400 has room for improvement in several key areas - image quality (which is good but the latest lenses are better), handling (get rid of the push-pull zoom) and current generation 4-stop IS.

yes - there is definitely room for improvement at the 100-400 - Canon has a nice set of "L" zooms to choose from but only one is currently outstanding in terms of price/quality relation - all others have headroom for improvement - either in price and/or in optical quality - an exceptional 100-400 would be a (for me) welcome addition with range

I'd have thought they all have room for improvement - both in quality and particularly price. Admittedly though, the 70-200/2.8 L IS II is very nice and the best of the tele zooms Canon offer ...

Surprised you'd settle for second best actually!

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