A light at the end of the tunnel?I spoke to someone at NAB last week about the yet-to-be-officiall-announced EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x. I was told that the lens is now “expected to arrive in the fall of 2013. The design and functionality of the lens are set, Canon is now waiting for the manufacturing process to be finalized so production can begin”.
I got to hold and play with the 200-400 a bit last week, and I must say the weight of it shocked me. It’s going to be pretty close to the EF 600 f/4L IS II. I’m sure everything else about the lens is top notch, as we’re still being told to expect a price north of $10,000 USD.
could not care less about when or if this 10000 euro lens is released.but i want a great 12-24mm lens... !!!
Quote from: Canon-F1 on April 16, 2013, 09:53:21 AMcould not care less about when or if this 10000 euro lens is released.but i want a great 12-24mm lens... !!! I want both! Not looking good for my bank account!!
So over 8 lbs? Yikes.
Quote from: iMagic on April 16, 2013, 11:10:40 AMSo over 8 lbs? Yikes. Holy cow, not that I'd be in the market for a 10k lens, but I'm wondering what users Canon has in mind - at this weight, most photo-journalistic or quick action shots seem to be impossible?But probably it's really a small pro sports (and maybe wildlife?) market, and those few people are fine to shell out that money for top notch iq & reach flexibility.
...another look-what-we-can-do lens to divert attention from the fact that Canon cannot make EF-S primes.