Canon Community Canon Community
 


Reply
Valued Contributor
Posts: 371
Registered: ‎11-19-2017

New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release

Still a rumor, but interesting nonetheless:

 

http://www.canonrumors.com/a-new-ef-70-200mm-is-coming-in-2018-cr3/

Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2 (f/w 1.0.3) ~16-35mm f2.8L II, 50 f1.8 STM, 85 prime, 70-200 f2.8L IS II ~Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Art (f/w 2.0) ~Sigma 150-600 C (f/w 1.03)
~Speedlite 430 EX II ~DPP 4.8.20 ~Windows10 Pro nVidia GPU 1709 ~Nexus6P Oreo 8.1 ~Samsung s9+ Oreo 8.0
VIP
Posts: 9,053
Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release

Well, I'll believe it when I see it.  Brand-N did upgrade their 70-200mil recently but the first one was so bad it really need it.  The Canon doesn't need it!

A lot less stuff for 2018 but still a lot of Canon stuff. Along with, a lot of other stuff.
Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,915
Registered: ‎02-26-2015

Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release


@ebiggs1 wrote:

Well, I'll believe it when I see it.  Brand-N did upgrade their 70-200mil recently but the first one was so bad it really need it.  The Canon doesn't need it!


The only thing I can think that the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II might need upgrading is to work as well with Teleconverters as the EF 100-400mm L IS II does.

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 4,291
Registered: ‎06-25-2014

Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release


@TTMartin wrote:

@ebiggs1 wrote:

Well, I'll believe it when I see it.  Brand-N did upgrade their 70-200mil recently but the first one was so bad it really need it.  The Canon doesn't need it!


The only thing I can think that the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II might need upgrading is to work as well with Teleconverters as the EF 100-400mm L IS II does.


I guess I don't see how the situations are comparable. The 70-200 is a constant-aperture zoom lens (and therefore doesn't have a problem with teleconverters at the long end), while the 100-400 isn't (and therefore conceivably does). What am I missing?

Bob
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,838
Registered: ‎12-02-2012

Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release

The current version is so fantastic.  

 

My guess is the new one will gain a coating on an element or slightly better IS or more aperture blades or something minor to claim an upgrade, but mostly it will be designed for it to be cheaper for Canon to manufacture.  

 

Plus just christening a version 3 allows the price which has fallen to $1,600 to be reset at $2,800 or so. 

Scott

Canon 5d mk 4, Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS mk2; EF 16-35 f/2.8 L mk. III; Sigma 35mm f/1.4 "Art" EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; EF 85mm f/1.8; EF 1.4x extender mk. 3; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; 3x Phottix Mitros+ speedlites

Why do so many people say "FER-tographer"? Do they take "fertographs"?
Honored Contributor
Posts: 6,290
Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release


@RobertTheFat wrote:

@TTMartin wrote:

@ebiggs1 wrote:

Well, I'll believe it when I see it.  Brand-N did upgrade their 70-200mil recently but the first one was so bad it really need it.  The Canon doesn't need it!


The only thing I can think that the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II might need upgrading is to work as well with Teleconverters as the EF 100-400mm L IS II does.


I guess I don't see how the situations are comparable. The 70-200 is a constant-aperture zoom lens (and therefore doesn't have a problem with teleconverters at the long end), while the 100-400 isn't (and therefore conceivably does). What am I missing?


Correct me if I am wrong, but Canon teleconverters are not compatible with lenses that have focal lengths less than 100mm, if not more.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"I don't rent software. I use Photoshop CS6, ACR 9.8 and Lightroom 6.8 ."
Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,915
Registered: ‎02-26-2015

Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release


@RobertTheFat wrote:

@TTMartin wrote:

@ebiggs1 wrote:

Well, I'll believe it when I see it.  Brand-N did upgrade their 70-200mil recently but the first one was so bad it really need it.  The Canon doesn't need it!


The only thing I can think that the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II might need upgrading is to work as well with Teleconverters as the EF 100-400mm L IS II does.


I guess I don't see how the situations are comparable. The 70-200 is a constant-aperture zoom lens (and therefore doesn't have a problem with teleconverters at the long end), while the 100-400 isn't (and therefore conceivably does). What am I missing?


There is almost no loss of image quality when using Version III Teleconverters with the EF 100-400 L IS II. 

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 4,291
Registered: ‎06-25-2014

Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release


@Waddizzle wrote:

@RobertTheFat wrote:

@TTMartin wrote:

@ebiggs1 wrote:

Well, I'll believe it when I see it.  Brand-N did upgrade their 70-200mil recently but the first one was so bad it really need it.  The Canon doesn't need it!


The only thing I can think that the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II might need upgrading is to work as well with Teleconverters as the EF 100-400mm L IS II does.


I guess I don't see how the situations are comparable. The 70-200 is a constant-aperture zoom lens (and therefore doesn't have a problem with teleconverters at the long end), while the 100-400 isn't (and therefore conceivably does). What am I missing?


Correct me if I am wrong, but Canon teleconverters are not compatible with lenses that have focal lengths less than 100mm, if not more.


The 1.4x III works fine on my 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.

Bob
Boston, Massachusetts USA
VIP
Posts: 9,053
Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release

[ Edited ]

"The 1.4x III works fine on my 70-200 f/2.8L IS II."

 

It is one of a very few lenses I can recommend or even tolerate the use of a tel-con.  It works so what can I say?  IQ loss is just one consideration when deciding to use a tel-con.  I much prtefer native FL to a tel-con on any lens.

A lot less stuff for 2018 but still a lot of Canon stuff. Along with, a lot of other stuff.
Honored Contributor
Posts: 6,290
Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release

“The 1.4x III works fine on my 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.”

 

I have never thought about trying that.  It probably works because of the constant f/2.8 aperture.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"I don't rent software. I use Photoshop CS6, ACR 9.8 and Lightroom 6.8 ."
powered by Lithium

LIKE US on Facebook FOLLOW US on Twitter WATCH US on YouTube CONNECT WITH US on Linkedin WATCH US on Vimeo FOLLOW US on Instagram SHOP CANON at the Canon Online Store
© Canon U.S.A., Inc.   |    Terms of Use   |    Privacy Statement