Canon showed off the EF 600mm f/4L DO BR lens today at the Canon Expo in New York. It is substantially shorter than the current EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lens thanks to the diffractive optics inside. [Read more…]
The new super telephoto lenses shave pounds off of their predecessors. The new 500mm weighs in at 6.8 lbs (compared to 8.5 lbs for its precessor), while the new 600mm lens weighs 8.3 lbs (compared to 11.5 lbs for its predecessor). [Read more…]
Canon USA has issued an update on the availability of its 500mm f/4L IS II and 600mm f/4L IS II lenses, which were previously announced in February 2011. Initially, the lenses were set to be available in May and June 2011; however, that was pushed back until December 2011 and ultimately listed as TBD for the availability of both models.
Now, Canon says that both lenses will be available in May 2012. Currently, B&H lists the availability for each lens as April 25, 2012. Check the following links.
Today, Canon announced updated availability dates for five of its delayed EF lenses.