The New Canon 70-200mm Lens Updates are Very Perplexing

The Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L III IS USM and Canon 70-200mm f4 L IS II USM are being updated today in sort of odd ways

Oh Canon, what are you doing? Today, the company is announcing that they’re making changes to both of their 70-200mm lenses. The more common changes amongst both are that they’re getting a newer white exterior to fully match the other telephoto L lenses in their lineup. In terms of consistency, that makes sense. Then there are new coatings on their lenses. But otherwise, when it comes to the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L III IS USM, those are the big, major changes. The optics are the same as the previous lens. Why? Well, I guess Canon believes that the optics are good enough, or they’re confident enough to say that it will be able to resolve the resolution of any sensors they happen to be creating later on.

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