December 27, 2014, 10:47:10 AM

Author Topic: Soon to be Launched EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x  (Read 12901 times)

neuroanatomist

  • CR GEEK
  • ************
  • Posts: 15259
    • View Profile
Re: Soon to be Launched EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2013, 09:12:42 AM »
When shooting wildlife in open plains even the 600 falls short many times. So the 200-400 and 800 seem ideal to me. :)

Maybe if Canon releases an 800/5.6L IS II.  But I'll take the 600 II over the current 800.  With the 1.4xIII on the 600 II, the 840mm f/5.6 combo delivers better IQ than the current 800/5.6, plus the new 600+1.4x is lighter, and allows me to use all 61 AF points on my 1D X (the current 800/5.6 is a Group F lens, allowing only 47 of the 61 AF points to be used).  The 600 II + 2xIII is also optically better than the 800 + 1.4xIII.  Given that, I expect we'll see a new 800 II coming along pretty soon, because the 600 II seems to have made the current 800/5.6L IS obsolete. 
EOS 1D X, EOS M, and lots of lenses
______________________________
Flickr | TDP Profile/Gear List

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Soon to be Launched EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2013, 09:12:42 AM »

sanj

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1740
    • View Profile
Re: Soon to be Launched EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2013, 10:32:41 AM »
When shooting wildlife in open plains even the 600 falls short many times. So the 200-400 and 800 seem ideal to me. :)

Maybe if Canon releases an 800/5.6L IS II.  But I'll take the 600 II over the current 800.  With the 1.4xIII on the 600 II, the 840mm f/5.6 combo delivers better IQ than the current 800/5.6, plus the new 600+1.4x is lighter, and allows me to use all 61 AF points on my 1D X (the current 800/5.6 is a Group F lens, allowing only 47 of the 61 AF points to be used).  The 600 II + 2xIII is also optically better than the 800 + 1.4xIII.  Given that, I expect we'll see a new 800 II coming along pretty soon, because the 600 II seems to have made the current 800/5.6L IS obsolete.

Yeah I meant 800 II. :)

dolina

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1108
    • View Profile
Re: Soon to be Launched EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2013, 10:17:19 AM »
To me the 200-400 is the super tele to have if you are (a) only allowed one as the zoom is very useful, (b) want the built-in extender and you have (c) a lot of light.
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

Renzokuken

  • Power Shot G7X
  • **
  • Posts: 20
    • View Profile
Re: Soon to be Launched EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2013, 08:14:33 AM »
Please allow me to share the photos of the new lens. They are taken in Singapore





Built-in Tele Converter


Lens Hood


Heard from the staff that this lens still remains as a prototype and is not yet launched

sanj

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1740
    • View Profile
Re: Soon to be Launched EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2013, 11:39:48 AM »
Thanks for posting the pictures...

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Soon to be Launched EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2013, 11:39:48 AM »