Canon is rumored to be working on a new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III lens. The telephoto zoom optic is said to be announced in 2017.
The rumor mill claims that the upcoming full-frame lens will be a L-grade model. The construction of the lens design is said to be a little bit lighter. The third version of the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens will feature a new image stabilization (IS) system as well as optical upgrades.
The telephoto lens will be compatible with Canon EOS film and digital SLR cameras. It provides 70-200mm with full-frame and 112-320mm with APS-C sensor cameras.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III Lens Scheduled for 2017
The current-generation Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 lens has been available since 2001, while another IS version is also available. The latest IS version II optic was announced in March of 2010.
As we know the rival Nikon has already released their AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens several weeks ago. Now the gossips mentions that the company is also planning to release a new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III to replace the current model in next 12 months, which means sometime in 2017.
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