Canon Announces EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USMAfter a very long time Canon has finally updated the venerable 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L lens. The new design uses a rotating zoom ring instead of the old push-pull, which is nicer to use if you ask me, and the optics should finally be a match for today’s modern sensors, unlike its 16 year-old predecessor, which I always thought was a bit dicey on digital. Not too different from its Nikon counterpart then.

I actually like these lenses loads on DSLRs; the extra reach is nice to have, and needing f/2.8 is less of an issue compared to the film days. The only problem with Canon was that the old 100-400 was just not as great compared to the 70-200/2.8 II, but now Canon users will have a nice dilemma on their hands.

Arrives in December in the US for US$2199.



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