Canon has been feeling out certain users’ thoughts for replacements to the EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lenses. One of the common complaints of the two lenses is the push-pull zoom design, which leads them to be regarded as “dust suckers.” Additionally, the lenses are rather slow at the long end of the zoom at f/5.6; however, that allows them to remain compact in spite of their long zoom range.
These lenses do have some die hard fans, regardless of their problematic zoom design.
Of course, asking users what they think about replacements for these lenses could mean a number things: (1) Canon could be soliciting thoughts on demand for replacements for product design feedback (i.e., they wouldn’t be coming soon), (2) Canon could be gauging marketing feedback for an upcoming launch of the redesigned lenses, or (3) some other reason. Whatever the case may be, these lenses are quite old and could either be on the chopping block to be discontinued, or they could be right around the corner.
What are your thoughts on replacing these two lenses? Are they useful to you? What features and prices would you want to see on replacements?
Are there anymore Canon users out their who have been solicited for a response about these lenses? (If you don’t want to comment, feel free to reach out via the contact form.)