Canon has the announcement of the new 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS coming up in the very near future, but a couple of patents have emerged that might make sports and wildlife shooters particularly excited.
The forthcoming 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 for Canon’s full-frame mirrorless cameras looks to be something of a beast of an L-series lens, and an official announcement from Canon as to its availability should be not far off.
Meanwhile, Canon News has unearthed some interesting patents for 100-600mm and 120-700mm lenses. As noted, it seems unlikely that Canon would release either of these given that the 100-500mm is currently in production, but it is an indication of how the Japanese manufacturer has been developing lenses for its new mount, and perhaps a longer lens might appear at some point in the future.
Fans will be interested to see how the new 100-500mm lens fares in comparison to Sony’s 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS, another stabilized telephoto zoom that many regard as quite affordable at just under $2,000. How the Canon lens will compare in terms of price remains to be seen, though if it’s in keeping with the current range of RF glass, it could well come in at over $3,000.
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