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Gear Talk => Lenses => Topic started by: fiend on February 08, 2013, 04:14:55 PM

Title: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
Post by: fiend on February 08, 2013, 04:14:55 PM
Today I've had the oppertunity to try the new 200-400/4 IS with the 1.4x converter :D

I've never tried any longer lens than the 70-200/2.8 II IS, so it was quite amazing to have the oppertunity to try this one out. The place had quite bad lightning aswell so I had to use ISO 12.800 on the 5d3, but the images looked very nice.
I really like the fact that I could switch on the 1.4 so easily and the lens felt very "light" (as far as I could tell).. but very well built!

I've attached a picture of me trying it out with the 5d3 here. Have some more pictures on my phone. Have to bring my own 5d3 tomorrow to try it some more! :D
Title: Re: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
Post by: Menace on February 08, 2013, 05:21:42 PM
Lucky you  ;D
Title: Re: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
Post by: CR Backup Admin on February 08, 2013, 06:05:42 PM
How heavy is it?  How long can you hold it?

Could you hold a suitcase with one thousand   $10 bills out like that?
Title: Re: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
Post by: dr croubie on February 08, 2013, 06:13:28 PM
How heavy is it?  How long can you hold it?

Could you hold a suitcase with one thousand   $10 bills out like that?

Something tells me you'd still come up another half-a-suitcase short...
Title: Re: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on February 08, 2013, 06:30:07 PM
How heavy is it?  How long can you hold it?

Could you hold a suitcase with one thousand   $10 bills out like that?

Something tells me you'd still come up another half-a-suitcase short...
If you are in the UK, you'd need bigger bills or a bigger suitcase.
Title: Re: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
Post by: Hobby Shooter on February 08, 2013, 07:15:57 PM
How heavy is it?  How long can you hold it?

Could you hold a suitcase with one thousand   $10 bills out like that?
Funny  ;D
Title: Re: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
Post by: FunPhotons on February 08, 2013, 08:58:42 PM
I'm tempted, and I can "afford" it, meaning if I really want it I can pay cash and not hurt myself financially. Just don't know if I want it that bad.

The neat thing is that in one lens you have a lot of options obviously, 200-800ish if you use the internal and external converters. Seems like an excessive purchase though, I'd need to go on a safari or something to justify it :)

Maybe I'll just get a new 100-400 II if they do it.
Title: Re: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
Post by: Michael_pfh on February 09, 2013, 12:04:28 AM
Felt the same when I tried it out a month ago, really amazing lens.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12127.msg215918#msg215918 (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12127.msg215918#msg215918)
Title: Re: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
Post by: fiend on February 10, 2013, 09:00:06 AM
How heavy is it?  How long can you hold it?

It's not that heavy at all. I was quite surprised when I held it that it felt quite good with the weight. No problem hand-holding it for me, even though my techniqes was not the very best for the quick shooting that I did :)
Title: Re: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
Post by: Kernuak on February 10, 2013, 10:08:22 AM
How heavy is it?  How long can you hold it?

It's not that heavy at all. I was quite surprised when I held it that it felt quite good with the weight. No problem hand-holding it for me, even though my techniqes was not the very best for the quick shooting that I did :)
When I tried it last March at Focus on Imaging, it felt similar in weight to the MkI version of the 300 f/2.8 L IS, but it could have been down to better balance on the 1D IV it was attached to also.
Title: Re: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
Post by: RS2021 on February 10, 2013, 11:08:33 AM
It looks about one-third your size! Yikes.
Title: Re: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
Post by: fiend on February 11, 2013, 10:09:37 AM
Another picture
Title: Re: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
Post by: fiend on February 11, 2013, 10:10:23 AM
and another guy trying it out
Title: Re: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
Post by: fiend on February 11, 2013, 10:11:00 AM
All lenses compared
Title: Re: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
Post by: Apop on February 11, 2013, 11:47:53 AM
nice!, i wonder how it will hold at 560mm against the 500 f4 IS,

Like everyone i am very curious to see the exact price once's available