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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Availability
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2013, 10:07:26 PM »
Most likely going to be tied with the 7D Mark II (if not the 100-400 II).

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« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2013, 11:01:32 PM »
I hope they give a copy to TDP guy so he can do a full review and compare it to the 300 and 400 f/2.8 ii with and without extender.

They don't 'give', he buys them retail (although I suspect B&H does put him at the head of the line for purchasing new lenses).  I'm sure that as soon as they're available, Bryan will buy one to review.

The amount of work he does promoting Canon he should get one for trial from them whether it is through CPS or not. Whether he then decides to buy it is up to him, and does not affect me in the slightest. That is what I meant by "give". I have a few friends that Canon loans lenses out for trial purposes, and those loans are not related to any CPS programme. For someone like TDP, then they should loan him one so he can write the review.
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Availability
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2013, 11:27:49 PM »
I bet they sell more than anyone here would suspect. Nikon has the same lens, but what I have read it is lacking in optical quality with a T.C.? Never used one but only things I have read.
If this is as good as the new super tele lenses, Optically. Wow
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Availability
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2013, 12:07:58 AM »
Thank you for the information.

You just may have it for that Safari ?? shoot in September Sanj, maybe not though, might need to put the Safari off untill March 2014 just to be sure.

I just booked a Trip to Namibia for 2014 to shoot the Himba, so this works great for me for 2014, Yippee !!!!!

I like your zeal! Best wishes with your trips...
The 200-400 will not work very well with the Himbas, you need something shorter.

There is a guide called Jimmy there. He is very good. I think you can find him on face book.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Availability
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2013, 12:46:15 AM »
I suggest one camera with 24-70, one with 70-200 and a third with for example 200-400/4 or 400/2,8 500/4
The biggest problem is to have a camera handy wide enough and  for images in the field  near you when something is happening fast in front of you

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Availability
« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2013, 12:54:13 AM »
When I'm shooting Safari in particular where you need this particular range 200-560, this Lens saves me having to carry 4 current Lenses 200f/2, 300f/2.8, 400f/2.8 & 600f/4

Well, I've never been on safari, so I'll certainly defer to your experience. But I personally don't see using all four of the lenses you list...I'd go with just the 200 and the 400 and the 1.4x TC. I'd have two bodies regardless; might as well have a lens attached to each. And I'd like to think that either I or my guide would have enough experience (or time) to know which to have ready. And to get into an optimal position for whichever lens was best. I also don't think I'd use the TC very much, except in slow-paced, deliberative settings...there's an advantage to using a TC, yes, but not a huge one.

So, that again brings us to the matter of whether the 200 and the 400 plus a 1.4x TC beats a slower all-in-one design. For convenience, maybe...but I'd still want the redundancy, which kinda does away with the convenience....

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Which I guess is part of why Canon will make the Lens, some will use it, some will find it less than useful, but I'm reasonably sure getting this Lens in the first 6 months of release will be next to impossible.

When shooting something like Cheetahs or Leopards, you don't often have the time to consider attaching a Converter, plus on Safari there's the very real issue of dust getting into the Camera anytime you change a Lens, so the built in Converter would be a plus for me, on a Range of lenses to take with you ?? I travel from Singapore to Africa/Antarctica, when I get there I want to ensure I have as many scenarios covered as possible, better to have the Lens & not need it, than need it & not have it, Singapore's a long way from Botswana or South Georgia & excess luggage costs are not a factor when you travel with Long Whites.

I always shoot with at least 3 Bodies on three different lens set ups, 1Dx + 300f/2.8, 1Dx + 400f/2.8, 5DMK3 + 70-200 or 600f/4.
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Availability
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Availability
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2013, 03:14:46 AM »
eml58 knows why we have been waiting for this lens.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Availability
« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2013, 03:15:39 AM »
200-400mm f/4 IS ... yes.
200-400mm f/4 IS with built-in 2X converter ... yes.
200-400mm f/4 IS with built-in 1.4X converter ... no.
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Availability
« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2013, 03:29:51 AM »
200-400mm f/4 IS ... yes.
200-400mm f/4 IS with built-in 2X converter ... yes.
200-400mm f/4 IS with built-in 1.4X converter ... no.

Or

200-400f/4 IS (1.4X) Yes
600-800 f/4-f5.6 (2x) Even Better
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Availability
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2013, 06:15:09 AM »
When I'm shooting Safari in particular where you need this particular range 200-560, this Lens saves me having to carry 4 current Lenses 200f/2, 300f/2.8, 400f/2.8 & 600f/4

Well, I've never been on safari, so I'll certainly defer to your experience. But I personally don't see using all four of the lenses you list...I'd go with just the 200 and the 400 and the 1.4x TC. I'd have two bodies regardless; might as well have a lens attached to each. And I'd like to think that either I or my guide would have enough experience (or time) to know which to have ready. And to get into an optimal position for whichever lens was best. I also don't think I'd use the TC very much, except in slow-paced, deliberative settings...there's an advantage to using a TC, yes, but not a huge one.

So, that again brings us to the matter of whether the 200 and the 400 plus a 1.4x TC beats a slower all-in-one design. For convenience, maybe...but I'd still want the redundancy, which kinda does away with the convenience....

Cheers,

b&

Which I guess is part of why Canon will make the Lens, some will use it, some will find it less than useful, but I'm reasonably sure getting this Lens in the first 6 months of release will be next to impossible.

When shooting something like Cheetahs or Leopards, you don't often have the time to consider attaching a Converter, plus on Safari there's the very real issue of dust getting into the Camera anytime you change a Lens, so the built in Converter would be a plus for me, on a Range of lenses to take with you ?? I travel from Singapore to Africa/Antarctica, when I get there I want to ensure I have as many scenarios covered as possible, better to have the Lens & not need it, than need it & not have it, Singapore's a long way from Botswana or South Georgia & excess luggage costs are not a factor when you travel with Long Whites.

I always shoot with at least 3 Bodies on three different lens set ups, 1Dx + 300f/2.8, 1Dx + 400f/2.8, 5DMK3 + 70-200 or 600f/4.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Availability
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2013, 06:15:09 AM »