The biggest of big DSLR lenses is soon to be getting an update, at least if you believe the latest rumor coming from Canon Rumors. According to the canon rumor website Canon is getting ready to announce  a new 800mm F5.6L IS II and the announcement could come at any time. According to the rumor the new lens is ready to go and just needs to be announced.


I suggest if you are interested in getting one of these new lenses once they are announced that you start saving now. The Nikon version of this lens is almost $18,000, and given recent trends Canon is likely to price their version a bit higher than the Nikon. If I had to guess I would say expect this lens to come in around $20,000. Now quick, go look for the loose change under your car seats, you’re gonna need it!

The current Canon 800mm F5.6L IS USM is available for the low low price of only $13,999, you can pick one of them up now directly from the Canon store.

I am curious, what sort of use would you need the 800mm for? The obvious answers are wildlife and possibly some sports, but is there anything else that I am not thinking of? What are your thoughts on a new 800mm F5.6? Let us know in a comment below. 

[via Canon Rumors]