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

Started Feb 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
EinsteinsGhost Forum Pro • Posts: 11,977
Less Plastic, better construction?

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.

That can play a role. I use Minolta 200/2.8G APO HS on NEX-6, a lens that is solidly built (date stamp 1989) and is similar in dimensions and weight to the FE70-200G (not counting an additional 200g or so the EA2 adapter adds that won't be needed with the FE).

I also have a Canon 50/1.4 II LTM produced in 1959. The small lens is built solid and makes its presence felt despite its size. It makes the latest 50/1.4 feel hollow and plasticky.

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