The long fabled Canon 100-400mm replacement lens was expected to be announced alongside the new 7D Mark II back at Photokina. But, for whatever reason, that did not happen as the rumors said it would. The latest rumors say the replacement was delayed, and could be coming in November.
Canon 100-400mm Replacement Coming In November?
According to a new report over on Canon Rumors, the Canon 100-400mm replacement that was delayed is now making its way into the hands of trusted Canon shooters for field testing.
Also mentioned in the rumor report, is of the lens’ appearance, which is said to resemble Canon’s 70-300mm F/4-5.6L IS. This means it would have a thin focusing ring and a thicker zoom ring towards the front.
I am not sure I like that Canon has reportedly decided to go with a design closer to the 70-300mm than the current 100-400mm. That said, there is a lot more competition in this space now, with Tamron and Sigma both releasing some really high quality competition over the last year. So, Canon has to get this lens out ASAP, or everyone in the market for one will already own the Sigma or Tamron version.