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p.1 #1 · Canon 200 f/2L IS Question.......


I see most of the lenses 300 f/2.8L IS II, 400 F/2.8L IS II Lenses have a 2nd generation now made, any idea as if/when Canon may make a newer 200 f/2L series lens? Just curious



According to this seems every 10 yrs they're updated. Correct?



Canon EF 200mm f/2.0 L IS USM Lens 5.56 lbs (2520g) 5.0 x 8.2" (128 x 208mm) DI 52mm 2008
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens 2.63 lbs (1190g) 3.5 x 8.7" (90 x 221mm) 77mm 1997
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens 5.19 lbs (2350g) 5.0 x 9.8" (128 x 248mm) DI 52mm 2011
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens 5.63 lbs (2550g) 5.0 x 9.9" (128 x 252mm) DI 52mm 1999
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens 3.04 lbs (1380g) 3.6 x 7.4" (92 x 189mm) 77mm 1998
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens 2.76 lbs (1250g) 3.5 x 10.1" (90 x 257mm) 77mm 1993
Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS USM Lens 4.28 lbs (1940g) 5.0 x 9.1" (128 x 232mm) DI 52mm 2001
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens 8.49 lbs (3850g) 6.4 x 13.5" (163 x 343mm) DI 52mm 2011
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens 11.85 lbs (5370g) 6.4 x 13.7" (163 x 349mm) DI 52mm 1999
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens 7.04 lbs (3190g) 5.7 x 15.1" (146 x 383mm) DI 52mm 2011
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens 8.54 lbs (3870g) 5.7 x 15.2" (146 x 387mm) DI 52mm 1999
Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens 8.65 lbs (3920g) 6.6 x 17.6" (168 x 448mm) DI 52mm 2011
Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens 11.83 lbs (5360g) 6.6 x 18.0" (168 x 456mm) DI 52mm 1999
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens 9.86 lbs (4470g) 6.4 x 18.1" (163 x 461mm) DI 52mm 2008



Oct 11, 2012 at 04:19 AM
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p.1 #2 · Canon 200 f/2L IS Question.......


Are you waiting for them to make a 200 1.8L IS with the same quality as the original plus better balance and weight? That would be pretty amazing.


Oct 11, 2012 at 04:32 AM
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p.1 #3 · Canon 200 f/2L IS Question.......


i honestly don't see how they could improve on the current 200f/2 IS outside of possibly turning it into a f/1.8 or else keeping it at f/2 while cutting some of the weight off..

the 200 f/2L IS is, to me, the closest Canon has come to a perfect lens (cost notwithstanding).. it focuses crazy fast & is sharp basically right to the edges wide open w/ 3-4 stop IS.. still blows me away every time i see my old files from this lens. (i realize i could probably say exactly the same thing about the 300 f/2.8 mkII, or even the 400 f/2.8 mkII if you think that's handholdable)



Oct 11, 2012 at 04:35 AM
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p.1 #4 · Canon 200 f/2L IS Question.......


Doubt it. The 200 f2 IS was introduced 4/08 so it's relatively new but you never know I suppose. Not sure when the other first generation long teles were released


Oct 11, 2012 at 04:53 AM
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p.1 #5 · Canon 200 f/2L IS Question.......


David the fastest 200s are updated on a two decade cycle. My guess is that this prime has very low demand as compared to super teles. Those two white primes you mentioned last cycled at 12 years.

EF 200mm f/1.8L USM = November 1988
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM = April 2008

If I were buying I'd buy today than on 2018.



Oct 11, 2012 at 07:23 AM





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