Canon is rumored to be working on a new version of the EF 400mm f/5.6L IS lens, which will become available on the market sometime next year with improved features.
One of the most praised Canon lenses is the EF 400mm f/5.6L IS lens. The reason why photographers are fond of this lens is its price-quality ratio, as the product is offering high-quality optics at an affordable price tag for action and nature photographers. The company has already started revamping its line-up of 400mm optics, but the prime f/5.6L version has not been replaced, yet. However, it appears that the new Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS II lens will be announced and released on the market sometime in 2016.
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS II lens in development now, scheduled for a 2016 release
A new EF-mount telephoto prime optic is in the works and will be introduced by Canon in 2016. The product will employ a focal length of 400mm along with a maximum aperture of f/5.6. Additionally, the shooter will feature a new image stabilization technology, making sure that it will compensate for hand or camera shakes. This way, it will prevent photos from turning out blurry and will improve low-light photography as well.
The so-called Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS II lens will replace the existing EF 400mm f/5.6L IS. This is one of the company’s most adored products, as it offers excellent image quality in an affordable package. The time has come for a new model to take its place and it will do so next year, most likely towards the beginning of 2016, CanonRumors says. Nevertheless, action and nature photographers should take this information with a grain of salt, as usual.
Canon has revamped almost its entire 400mm lens line-up, so the f/5.6L version must be next
Up until now, Canon has released the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II and EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM II prime optics alongside the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM and EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM with built-in 1.4x extender zoom lenses.
Although there are plenty of options available, photographers are still demanding a replacement to the prime f/5.6L version, so the Japan-based company will deliver it. As stated above, the new model is coming in 2016.
Photographers Who cannot wait until this date to capture photos of birds in flight can opt for the current generation, which is available at Amazon for about $1,340 right now.