Could this Canon lens be a total game changer?

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One of the most expensive areas of photography for Canon users has traditionally been anything that requires a super telephoto lens. Whether your poison of choice was sports, wildlife or astrophotography, super telephoto lenses can often cost tens of thousands of dollars, making these genres inaccessible for many budding photographers.

However, a new patent from Canon shows that there could be a cheaper alternative coming soon. While we wouldn’t expect the same level of quality as, say, the Canon EF 800mm f5.6 L IS USM lens, this new patent could certainly be a game changer for those looking to dip their toes into the super telephoto waters.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.