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EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« on: January 10, 2013, 07:13:24 AM »

From Singapore

A member on the clubsnap forum was at an event in Singapore this week and was told by a Canon guy at the event, that the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x wouldn’t start production until Q2 of 2013. Pricing was estimated at $16,000 (Singapore dollars), that converts out to about $13,000 USD and goes along with the $11,000 pricetag we’ve heard for a while now.


We don’t even have an official announcement yet, so this could be possible. I am hoping once they do announce it, that stock will be available immediately.


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EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« on: January 10, 2013, 07:13:24 AM »

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 07:18:24 AM »
Well for that price it should better be stellar in IQ ... otherwise the 300 f2.8 IS II + the 1.4x and 2.0x Ext III is the much better deal
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 07:22:22 AM »
Isn't that extremely expensive? I mean you could get the 500 or 600 IS II for less than/around that.

Wow.
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 07:36:22 AM »
Isn't that extremely expensive? I mean you could get the 500 or 600 IS II for less than/around that.
I was thinking the same, it'll be interesting to see how it goes. It's also at a point where you could get both ends of the focal range at f/2.8 with a prime for less.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 08:17:21 AM »
If that's the price for the tech with the TC, aren't we better off with a 200-400mm f/4 like nikon for 7 grand?

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 08:31:18 AM »
This lens should be under $4k.  I guess there are people willing to buy it anyway, and so Canon will charge what the market will bear.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013, 08:33:41 AM »
Isn't that extremely expensive? I mean you could get the 500 or 600 IS II for less than/around that.
I was thinking the same, it'll be interesting to see how it goes. It's also at a point where you could get both ends of the focal range at f/2.8 with a prime for less.
Not quite, and certainly not with new Canon glass... The 400 f/2.8L IS II is in the same price range.

I think this lens will be very popular, but for what I shoot, and for that money, I'm better off with a 500II or 600II...
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013, 08:33:41 AM »

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 08:42:50 AM »
Well, it will be certainly popular, but that does not mean that will be sold ....  :D
I mean, I thought already that at 11000 it was way too much. Even I am thinking about upgrading some of my lenses to a 1300-1500 euros lenses and I already think that it is way too much, so imagine 10 times more...

and now the new price might be 13000 hahahah Well... if I win the lottery might be possible...

The lens seems to be amazing, a great range and relatively good aperture... but price... too much
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2013, 08:43:10 AM »
This lens should be under $4k.  I guess there are people willing to buy it anyway, and so Canon will charge what the market will bear.

I don't know. It is a considerably more complex lens to manufacture than a 500mm f/4 or 600mm f/4, offers 200-400mm zoom at a constant f/4, and up to 560mm @ f/5.6 with the 1.4x switched in.

Besides, at $4k, there'd be no room for the 100-400 II!  :D
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2013, 08:52:35 AM »
I prefer the other big white lenses and I am not interested in such a lens.


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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2013, 08:56:03 AM »
This lens should be under $4k.  I guess there are people willing to buy it anyway, and so Canon will charge what the market will bear.

I don't know. It is a considerably more complex lens to manufacture than a 500mm f/4 or 600mm f/4, offers 200-400mm zoom at a constant f/4, and up to 560mm @ f/5.6 with the 1.4x switched in.

Besides, at $4k, there'd be no room for the 100-400 II!  :D

I agree.  Maybe they will over-produce it and the next round of Canon lens rebates will include a $8-10K rebate on it  :'(

Or, they want to put this out so there so that when they finally offer an updated 100-400 zoom the $5K they charge for it will look like a good deal!
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2013, 09:36:55 AM »
Really? Wow! My knee jerk reaction is that its expensive... :(

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2013, 09:42:11 AM »
$13K?!?  lmao!!!
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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2013, 09:49:45 AM »
Ahhhhhh....ahhhhhhh....lte me catch my breath!
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2013, 10:01:54 AM »
Even if I could afford one it would never be on my list. To heavy and to slow. Who the heck anyway is interested in 200 f4.

It has been rumoured there is a 400 f4 non DO in the pipeline. Now that would be a lens worth waiting for - as sharp as the 300/2.8 II but slightly lighter - by my reckoning perhaps only 2.2 Kg with excellent 560/5.6 potential (with latest 1.4XTC).

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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2013, 10:01:54 AM »