New Canon 800 mm Prime

Started Sep 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
RedYeti Regular Member • Posts: 270
Re: New Canon 800 mm Prime

garyknrd wrote:

Just wondering who is going to jump on this bad boy? I bet it will be an awesome lens.

Canon Rumors has it as a CR II which is pretty good.

Not me. I have the existing 800mm which I really enjoy. Lately however I've been considering "crossgrading" it to the 600 mk II plus 1.4x extender. That's a lighter and more flexible combination without much (if any) downside to image quality. A new 800mm would likely be both lighter and sharper (and more expensive...) than the existing 800 but I'd probably still prefer the 600+1.4x because the 600mm focal length and extra stop of speed is something I know I'd find useful.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II Canon EOS 5D Mark IV +6 more
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