Canon is rumored to be working on the EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS super-telephoto zoom lens without an L-designation and it is expected to be released some time in late 2016.
The upcoming Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens will not be L-designated, which means that it will be affordable and lightweight solution for action and sports photographers.
The rumored super-telephoto zoom lens is in development as it is aimed at EF-mount Canon DSLR users will be cheaper than the current EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM lens to compete directly with the Tamron and Sigma super telephoto zoom models.
Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS Lens Rumored to be Released in 2016
Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens is said to be released by the end of 2016. It will be designed for full-frame sensor DSLRs, but it will also be compatible with APS-C-sized cameras too.
The maximum aperture of the super-telephoto lens is not very fast but it will come with built-in image stabilization technology. On the other hand it is unlikely that the optic will be weather sealed.
Canon’s L-series lenses known as more durable, incorporating dust-resistant and water-resistant rubber seal and contains optics of higher quality, with many lenses containing fluorite or ultra-low dispersion glass elements, ground aspherically.
So the expectation is that the Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens will be priced lower than the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM, which costs about $2,100.
Actually with the Photokina 2016 approaching we may see this lens at the event. If not late 2016 announcement makes sense for this lightweight super-telephoto lens.
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