Canon is rumord to be working on a new super telephoto zoom lens. The upcoming glass from Canon expecte to have focal length between 200-600mm and to be announced in the first half of 2018.
The product in question is the EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM lens. In this case maximum aperture of the super-telephoto zoom lens will not be fast but features built-in image stabilization technology.
On the other hand the optic is said to be not include L-designation, which means that it will be affordable and lightweight solution for action and sports photographers.
New Canon Super Telephoto Zoom Lens is on the horizon
The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM ($1999) is an ideal choice for wildlife and sports photography. Users may found it is not long enough for those looking for more reach but it’s excellent.
The super telephoto zoom lens segment has traditionally been dominated by third party manufacturers with Sigma and Tamron. On the Sigma side we can say the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 sports lens ($1,999), Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary ($989) models are good. On the Tamron side we can count the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G2 ($1,399) and the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 ($869) lenses.
So, Canon does need a slower 600mm super telephoto zoom lens in their lineup. 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.
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 $2,000. So the price should stand around $1,700. Stay tuned with us for more information about the Canon super telephoto zoom lens.