Here is the first leaked photo of the upcoming Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens, which should see in the very near future as a replacement to its 16-year-old 100-400mm L lens predecessor. [Read more…]
New rumors seem to confirm the growing evidence that the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens will be announced later this month and serve as a replacement to the old 100-400mm model. Digicame-Info, which is notoriously accurate with leaks, confirmed the model name of the new lens above as well as the lens hood as ET-83D.
The rumors further state the lens will be announced soon. Previously, several rumors pointed toward November as the announcement time frame, and that appears to be the case now. Expect more developments in the next week or two.
The new 100-400mm lens is rumored to be similar in design to the recent EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS lens, which offers a thinner focus ring near the base and a wider zoom ring near the front of the lens.
Additionally, the lens hood is rumored to feature a retractable opening that will allow you to adjust your circular polarizer or fader ND filter while keeping the lens hood on the lens.
With Photokina 2014 just around the corner, the rumor mill is running full steam now. The latest rumors point to several new DSLR products due from Canon in early September just ahead of Photokina.
The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens has been rumored to be replaced for over quite some time now. One of the common complaints of the about the lens is the push-pull zoom design, which leads it to be regarded as a “dust sucker.” Additionally, the lens is rather slow at the long end of the zoom at f/5.6; however, that allows it to remain compact in spite of its long zoom range. [Read more…]
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.