B&H has the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens for $1359 after instant and mail-in rebates (reg. $1699). It shows up as $1559 at checkout and then there is also a $200 mail-in rebate available for a final price of $1359. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
We had lots of hope for new cameras and lenses from Canon. Particularly, I have been looking forward to a replacement for the EF 100-400mm L lens. Recent rumors, however, suggest that Canon may not have anything left to pull out for 2013 in terms of EOS and EF lines.
There has been plenty of murmurs in recent months about a pair of new EOS M models due prior to PhotoPlus 2013. (The current EOS M is still in fire sale mode.) If the sources are to be believed, however, it could be rather quiet for Canon other than the recent introduction of the EOS 70D.
More rumors are coming in about something big in the lens department for Canon. Specifically, that an announcement would come in September and it is a “big deal.” [click to continue…]
New word that the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS lens is getting an update points to a late-2013 or early-2014 production for the new lens. The current model’s production will supposedly end soon. [click to continue…]
Following up a previous rumor, there is more noise of a pair of new tilt-shift Canon lenses due in early 2014. The current TS-E 45mm f/2.8 and TS-E 90mm F/2.8 are well-overdue replacement and should find similar updates as seen in the recent Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L and TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II lenses. We could see an announcement later in 2013, but rumors suggest that they won’t be available until 2014. [click to continue…]
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. [click to continue…]