Most of those patents are just about patenting the designs, it does not mean that a 100-700mm lens "is coming".
There have probably been more than 40 "RF" lens patent applications uncovered. Are all those coming in all their slightly different variations? No.
Agreed, however when they make several patents for lenses in the same area 100-600 100-700 and 120-700 this means they are planning for something
i can imagine tamron/sigma jumping in the market for such zomms rather soon
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I'd suggest that you first look and see whether you will survive the price shock when the 100-500mm hits the markets ...
Thereafter your lust for a 700mm lens will diminish.
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