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EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« on: April 27, 2013, 06:49:09 AM »

Another launch date!

The ever moving launch date of the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x lens. After the latest post about the lens, I have received a barrage of emails saying the mid 2014 comment was untrue.


As of now, a couple of people have said that May 14, 2013 is the day the lens will be officially announced with availability coming in September/October 2013.


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EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« on: April 27, 2013, 06:49:09 AM »

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 06:59:15 AM »
I am waiting...!

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2013, 08:00:32 AM »
some say we could pre order it in a few weeks...

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2013, 08:03:49 AM »
Will the wait ever end??
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2013, 08:11:41 AM »
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As of now, a couple of people have said that May 14, 2013 is the day the lens will be officially announced with availability coming in September/October 2013.

Is it possible that someone misread the date as May-14 (and hence jumping to mid 2014), instead of May 14, 2013?  ::)
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2013, 08:30:55 AM »
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As of now, a couple of people have said that May 14, 2013 is the day the lens will be officially announced with availability coming in September/October 2013.

Is it possible that someone misread the date as May-14 (and hence jumping to mid 2014), instead of May 14, 2013?  ::)

I guess that's better than misreading May - 30
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2013, 08:59:03 AM »
...May 14, 2013 is the day the lens will be officially announced with availability coming in September/October 2013

Gee, that's nice.  But then, the MkII supertele lenses were officially announced with availability about 6 months later...and then it was 14-18 months before the lenses were actually available.
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2013, 08:59:03 AM »

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2013, 09:26:25 AM »
...May 14, 2013 is the day the lens will be officially announced with availability coming in September/October 2013

Gee, that's nice.  But then, the MkII supertele lenses were officially announced with availability about 6 months later...and then it was 14-18 months before the lenses were actually available.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2013, 09:37:20 AM »
Most annoying product launch ever (assuming it actually launches)...  >:(

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2013, 09:54:30 AM »
Most annoying product launch ever (assuming it actually launches)...  >:(

I agree with you.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2013, 11:08:56 AM »
Most annoying product launch ever (assuming it actually launches)...  >:(

So are you going to buy one?

I think all the speculation is kind of fun, given that most people, including myself, are never going to touch one.
If you actually have plans and money set aside then it's different.
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2013, 11:15:33 AM »
I don’t think so… I’ll wait for the new 100-400 II

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2013, 12:13:10 PM »
some say we could pre order it in a few weeks...

May 14th is only a few weeks...  ::)
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2013, 12:13:10 PM »

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2013, 12:57:57 PM »
Will the wait ever end??

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2013, 01:08:27 PM »
Will the wait ever end??

It's like being a Cubs fan

Maybe if they had let that one lens designer's kid's goat into the lens plant they'd have already had this out six months ago.  ;D

(personally this lens is too much $$$$ for me to handle and I'm not it's market so the release date is meaningless to me personally)

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2013, 01:08:27 PM »