|Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS II lens?|
As my sources in Asia have informed me, Canon is worried about the anti-Japanese riots in China. They have already shut down 3 plants temporarily and is watching the situation very carefully. Canon plans to introduce a few new L lenses in the next few months. There is talk of the Canon EF 300mm f/4L II and the EF 400mm f/4L IS lenses. The EF 400mm f/4 DO is getting a bit old and needs updating but the new lens may not be a DO model so it will be slightly heavier. The EF 200-400mm f/4L IS + 1.4X lens should be officially released very soon and shipping may commence late this year or early 2013.
The next opportunity for Canon USA to showcase their new products in during the PhotoPlus Show in New York City in October. Look for Canon to release the EF 200-400mm f/4 lens officially and introduce some other new gear, perhaps a megapixel DSLR camera after they have a better understanding of their exposure to their supply chain risks in China.
I am still on my European photo shoot. You can follow my travels on Facebook