New Canon 70-200 for the R system

mesmerized

TalkEmount Regular
Joined
Mar 26, 2014
Messages
121
Hi all,

I just have one question (ok, two): Have you seen the new 70-200 f/2.8 that Canon wants to release in 2019 and, more importantly, how can it be SO small???

Thanks
 

WNG

TalkEmount Hall of Famer
Joined
Aug 12, 2014
Messages
4,093
Location
Arrid Zone-A, USA
Real Name
Will
Hi all,

I just have one question (ok, two): Have you seen the new 70-200 f/2.8 that Canon wants to release in 2019 and, more importantly, how can it be SO small???

Thanks
Yes, the size of it is very interesting. I guess we'll all discover how they managed it once the lens is released and into the hands of testers. Then we'll see how the internals are.
I think it could be a a double helicoid design similar to some macros. As you zoom to 200mm two barrels extend out. I have a 28-200mm Tamron zoom that performs this feat.
 

mesmerized

TalkEmount Regular
Joined
Mar 26, 2014
Messages
121
My problem with all 70-200 for FF systems is that they are quite large and heavy... If Canon could deliver sth that small, I'd even consider switching to their system (as much as I don't want to).
 

WNG

TalkEmount Hall of Famer
Joined
Aug 12, 2014
Messages
4,093
Location
Arrid Zone-A, USA
Real Name
Will
My problem with all 70-200 for FF systems is that they are quite large and heavy... If Canon could deliver sth that small, I'd even consider switching to their system (as much as I don't want to).
I suspect the new Canon R zoom will be equally heavy. Due to all the glass elements. It just manages to compact itself. The double barrels will likely be plastic.
There is still a chance of a Tamron 75-200 f/2.8 in the horizon. And since they are attempting to keep the size consistently small, there is a good chance they may do the same, since they kind of introduced this design.
 

saledolce

TalkEmount Regular
Joined
Nov 22, 2018
Messages
49
My problem with all 70-200 for FF systems is that they are quite large and heavy... If Canon could deliver sth that small, I'd even consider switching to their system (as much as I don't want to).
Correct me if I'm wrong, but also the Canon 24-105 f4 seems to be quite small. I also found that quite interesting, and I also believe they are doing something interesting in lens design that might even be worth a switch in the future. Basically when Canon introduces in body stabilization.
 

mattia

TalkEmount Veteran
Joined
Dec 13, 2013
Messages
224
Correct me if I'm wrong, but also the Canon 24-105 f4 seems to be quite small. I also found that quite interesting, and I also believe they are doing something interesting in lens design that might even be worth a switch in the future. Basically when Canon introduces in body stabilization.
The Canon 24-105 is a smidge shorter than the Sony (107 vs 113mm, so less than a quarter inch), both have the same filter diameter and more or less the same body diameter. The Sony is actually a little bit (50 grams) lighter.
 

JonathanF2

TalkEmount All-Pro
Joined
Aug 16, 2014
Messages
1,143
Location
Los Angeles, USA
I think Canon has a bunch of patents, more than any other photography company. It could be very likely Canon employed some new design or maybe using their diffractive optics.

Nikon's upcoming 70-200 2.8 S looks more like the normal 70-200 design sized similar to their F mount lens.
 

Latest posts

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
TalkEmount is a fan site and not associated with Sony Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2011-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom