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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II and 600mm f/4L IS II lenses

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 to see many Travel and Wildlife photos taken with many Canon bodies and lenses and you can follow my travels on Facebook.  

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