Canon EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS II lens is delayed. This lens was previously rumored to be coming in August, 2013. The successor of Canon EF 100-400mm f4-5.6L IS lens is rumored for years and now announcement is expected in early 2014.
It is said that the Canon is waiting for the stocks run out and they will begin manufacturing and release the next version. According to trusted sources, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens production will be coming to an end soon. The current EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS lens is on the market since 1998.
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS II Announcement Expected in Early 2014
Until the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x production reaches demand, Canon will not be producing this new 100-400mm lens. The current EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM telephoto lens is available for $1,499 at Amazon.