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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Canon Details Future Telephoto Lens Plans

Canon EOS-7D Mk II camera with EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II Super Telephoto lens

I have just returned from a photo shoot in South Africa. It was an exhausting trip and I have to take a rest to recover. Photokina 2014 took place while I was away so I had little time to keep up with the news or this blog.

The announcement of the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II Super Telephoto lens is very exciting to me. I have been a wildlife photographer using Canon equipment for 25 years. Last September 2013, I made a few observations and suggestions in a blog post to my friends at Canon Inc. concerning their strategy and the Diffractive Optics lens line and now Canon USA's Chuck Westfall indicated the company is moving in that direction in an interview given to CNET during Photokina 2014. You can see my works on

The next important wave of Canon announcement should come in the first half of 2015. It may include the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens and the EOS-5D Mk IV and EOS-1D X Mk II cameras. In addition, Canon may also make a product development announcement on their mega-pixel camera project some time in early 2015

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