Canon is rumored to announce a new L-designed lens in the following months and it seems like the “chosen one” is the replacement for the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM model.
This has to be one of the most rumored lenses ever! A Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens replacement should have been unveiled a long time ago, sources say.
The product has been in the pipeline for years, but it has failed to show up on the market due to unknown reasons. Its time may have finally come as the Japan-based company is preparing a new product launch event with an L-designated lens in the spotlights. According to inside sources, the new L-designed model is the successor of the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM.
Canon’s next L-designated lens is EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM replacement
A trusted source who has been right in the past has revealed that the next Canon announcement that will involve an L lens will consist of a replacement for the highly-praised 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 optic.
The current version is selling very well, so this could be a reason why the Japanese manufacturer has delayed a successor for so long.
At Amazon, this lens has a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 stars. The price of this telephoto zoom lens may have played a role in the rating, as now it stands at around $1,500
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens successor coming in August or at Photokina 2014
Canon will announce the new 100-400mm lens alongside the replacement for the 7D. If the two are not launched together, then their announcement dates will surely happen in quick succession.
The Canon 7D Mark II could be revealed at the Photokina 2014, so the L-designated optic might become official during the same event or perhaps sooner in August.
The price of the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens successor will be bigger than the one of its predecessor. It seems like the company will get rid of the push-pull zooming technique and will add a zoom ring to this product.
About the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Canon’s current 100-400mm telephoto zoom lens has been designed for full frame DSLR cameras. It offers a pair of image stabilization modes, one being suitable for close-up shots and the other one being better for capturing distant subjects.
The lens has a 7.4-inch length and a 3.6-inch diameter. Its total weight stands at 3.1 pounds and it will be curious to find out whether or not its heir will be smaller and lighter.