|Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II|
|Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II|
The Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS and EF 600mm f/4L IS Series II lenses are slowly trickling into camera stores now and many photo enthusiasts are very excited. The new lenses are apparently a big improvement on their older cousins, which I own and love. It has been about 13 years since the Series I models were first introduced. The new models look very similar to the previous ones, their dimensions are almost identical, except the new lenses have a third IS mode added and their weight are quite a bit 'lighter'. The new 500mm and 600mm lenses are 1.5 and 3.18 pounds lighter than their predecessors.
I have no plans to upgrade to the new lenses right now but will borrow them from Canon CPS for evaluation and write a report on it on my Blog. The equipment I am most interested in getting my hands on now are the Canon-1D X camera, the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS lens with built-in 1.4X extender and the new EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS II lens with the zoom ring.
Visit my website MichaelDanielHo.com to see many Travel and Wildlife photos taken with many Canon bodies and lenses and you can follow my travels on Facebook.