The Canon 7D Mark II (or whatever they name it) has most recently been tied to a September 5th announcement and the rumors have long been that it would be accompanied with a new lens. There were several theories about what the lens would be, and today, I am happy to share a new rumor specifically about that mystery lens.

According to a new post over on Canon Rumors, the new lens will be none other than a replacement for the aging 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L lens. The lens will have the same range and aperture limits as before, but will include IS as well as be lighter than the current model.

100-400mm IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens-canon-digital

EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Specs

  • Rotating zoom ring
  • New IS system
  • Lighter weight than predecessor
  • 82mm filter thread
  • New coating
  • $2399 USD

That price sucks, especially considering the price of the Tamron 150-600mm that just came out and has performed awesomely. But, this is Canon we are talking about, so I am not so surprised.

[REWIND: Canon 7D Rumored Specs]

Pricing aside, this is a lens that Canon needs to update badly, and it fits with the whole APS-C flagship nature of the 7D replacement. So, this makes sense to me. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait until September 5th to see what comes of these rumors.

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What are your thoughts on this lens rumor? Would you be excited to see a 100-400mm replacement? How about that price? Leave a comment below!

[via Canon Rumors]