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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Canon 100-400mm L II lens and full frame camera coming soon

Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS

As the Photokina Show in Cologne, Germany is approaching, more rumors have appeared that Canon will announce the replacement of the venerable EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens soon.  As reported earlier on my Blog, the new Series II lens appears to have a slightly faster aperture, f/4 at the wide end and will feature a zoom ring, like the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II. The price will be about $3,000.

An entry level, full frame DSLR camera will also be introduced with about a 20 MP sensor, AF points similar to the EOS 7D and powered by the Digic 5 processor. It will be priced aggressively, perhaps about $2,000.  The price of the EOS 5D MK III has also been lowered. One can find deals for about $3,300 now. Savings are even more when combined with the EF 24-105mm f/4 L lens.

I am still on my Alaskan photo shoot. Don't have much time to post but I can tell you I can't wait for the EF 100-400mm L Series II lens to come out.  I use the current 100-400mm extensively on my shoots and I love the performance and versatility of this lens.

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