My own copy of the lens is showing out for delivery today, can't wait! I mean, who needs TWO kidneys?!
Hi Winglet, Yes, it's the small downside to the Internet, fortunately 99% of what we see & read about on CR make the experience enjoyable & worthwhile, life has it's mike's, I agree, I doubt we'll see any Images.
You will I'm sure Love the 200-400f/4, I am certainly enjoying the experience and the Images I'm getting from the Lens. Having the 200f/2, 300f/2.8 II, 600f/4 & had the 400f/2.8 II I am of the opinion that at those particular ranges the 200-400f/4 is not quite as sharp, have felt that since I first purchased the Lens, but you really do need to zoom to perhaps 3:1 before you will see the difference in sharpness, Canon have certainly put all their smarts into designing an exceptionally good Lens.
the only thing lacking is the ability to shoot @ f/2.8, that would be perfect, but not sure I could carry the thing if it was f/2.8 it would be very heavy, so a back up lens that's f/2 or f/2.8 is always in the Bag as well.
Enjoy your Lens when it arrives and look forward to seeing your Images and more importantly hearing about your experiences of the Lens & how the Kidney removal went.