Canon will reportedly launch an EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM super-telephoto zoom lens without an L-designation in early 2017.
It will be designed to cover Canon DSLRs with full-frame sensors. When attached with APS-C-sized cameras it will offer a 35mm equivalent of about 300-900mm.
The maximum aperture of the super-telephoto zoom lens is not very fast but features built-in image stabilization technology.
Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM lens rumored to be released in 2017
The optic will not be L-designated, which means that it will be affordable and lightweight solution for action and sports photographers.
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.
The product will no be weathersealed, but it will be lightweight considering its focal range. The lens will compete against some similar optics released by both Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 sports ($1,999) and Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 ($999).
It is expected 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. So the price should stand around $1,700.
EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM announcement might include the EOS 6D Mark II full-frame digital SLR camera. Both products is rumored for early 2017 probably at CP+ show. Stay tuned with more information.