Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Coming with EOS 6D Mark II at CP+ 2017

The Current Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

Canon does need a slower 600mm super telephoto zoom lens in their lineup, although canon has lots of great lenses. The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 sports lens ($1,999) and Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens ($999) are selling really well, and recently Tamron released the new 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens ($1,399), so I think Canon should unveil its own 600mm lens as soon as possible to compete against Sigma and Tamron.

According to the report from CanonRumors, the upcoming Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens will be possibly announced along with Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera, which is rumored to be launched in the first half of 2017, probably at CP+ 2017 in February. This new Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS will NOT be an “L” lens, and has no weather sealing but great optics and build quality. And this 600mm lens will cost about the same as the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II ($1,999).

And here are the Canon EOS 6D Mark II rumored specs:

  • 25MP
  • 4K Video
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Articulating screen
  • Dual Pixel AF
  • Less weight and smaller size
  • Official announcement around February, 2017

Currently, the Canon EOS 6D body retails for only $1,499 at Amazon and this is a very good price for a full-frame DSLR with built-in wi-fi and GPS.

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