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Why is FE 70-200 bigger and heavier than Canon's

Started Feb 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Why is FE 70-200 bigger and heavier than Canon's
In reply to hellocrowley, Feb 13, 2014

hellocrowley wrote:

I had high hopes for the FE system, was thinking that I'd eventually switch from Fuji, but it seems the size and weight advantage are not there?

Filter Thread 72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.15 x 6.89" (80 x 175 mm)
Weight 29.63 oz (840 g)

Canon 70-200/4 IS:
Filter Thread Front:67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 6.8" (7.62 x 17.27 cm)
Weight 1.67 lb (760 g)

They should hire someone from Pentax to design the lenses.

A constant aperture f/4 70-200mm will not come more compact. Maybe weather sealing and dual linear AF motors makes it a little heavier, than the Canon. On the A7 it will be more compact overall, but as significantly as we are used to.

What Pentax 70-200mm f/4 with internal focus and zoom is more compact and much lighter?

You shouldn't speak in general terms when you only have the problem with the pro grade 70-200mm lens. I assume you do no have a problem with the other FE lenses.

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