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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2013, 01:40:27 PM »
If they release it, we can't wait for it anymore.   :(
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2013, 01:40:27 PM »

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2013, 02:37:00 PM »
Will the wait ever end??

It's like being a Cubs fan

Do you mean they keep breaking your heart?

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2013, 02:38:34 PM »
Most annoying product launch ever (assuming it actually launches)...  >:(

I agree with you.

May be a non launch  May never come out.  Canon could cancel the lens at a time before it is introduced

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2013, 03:21:15 PM »
Will the wait ever end??

It's like being a Cubs fan

Fortunately for us in Canada, it will be released before Toronto wins the Stanley Cup......
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2013, 07:39:26 PM »
I'll likely never be in the market to buy one of these, either. But if finalizing its design / getting it released is standing in the way of Canon releasing a 100-400 II (with twist zoom, please) or 400 f/5.6 (with IS, please), then I wish they'd hurry up and get it out, already.
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2013, 10:23:18 PM »
If they release it, we can't wait for it anymore.   :(

Cant help but agree, sort of an anticlimax of sorts, nothing more to bitch about....No, something will come up.

Reminds me of that Movie "The Never Ending Story", Hope it's better though than the Movie, If we ever see it.

I'm one of the "Buyers" for this lens, now I'm starting to think that with the whole Nonsense of almost 3 years since Canon first indicated it would be released "Late 2011", I'll get it, set it up, flip the switch for the 1.4x converter, and it'll explode.
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2013, 10:24:14 PM »
Most annoying product launch ever (assuming it actually launches)...  >:(

I agree with you.

May be a non launch  May never come out.  Canon could cancel the lens at a time before it is introduced

RGF, Bite your tongue    :o
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2013, 10:24:14 PM »

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2013, 12:04:01 AM »
Most annoying product launch ever (assuming it actually launches)...  >:(

I agree with you.

May be a non launch  May never come out.  Canon could cancel the lens at a time before it is introduced

I doubt that for two reasons.

First, the lens was already used by photographers in the Olympic games. That means most of the investment in the lens was already done, and Canon has an interest to manufacture the lens and cover the expenses.

If the lens turns into vaporware, that would be bad PR for Canon. Yes, this lens had a small target audience to begin with, and most photographers (including me) haven't considered buying one to begin with, but it would make customers suspect every announcement and delay.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2013, 05:18:49 AM »
This makes more sense than the past rumor. How long will it be until the [CR2] shows up? Who knows.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2013, 06:49:01 AM »
Most annoying product launch ever (assuming it actually launches)...  >:(

I agree with you.

May be a non launch  May never come out.  Canon could cancel the lens at a time before it is introduced

RGF, Bite your tongue    :o

Did I hit a nerve ;D

Don't think that they will cancel the lens, but until it is launched anything is possible.  Plus this is a rumor site, so let's have some fun with rumors (as well as giving each other good advise).

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2013, 07:07:23 AM »
Please, please Canon release this lens asap, I've really been waiting for this! Not because I'd actually buy it, but then you can get on releasing or updating sub-$10k lenses that for the rest of us like an updated 35mm & 50mm prime, maybe a 200mm f2.8 IS macro, ... ?

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2013, 09:50:54 AM »
If they release it, we can't wait for it anymore.   :(

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2013, 10:27:54 AM »
The worst kept secret product ever.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2013, 10:31:58 AM »
... then you can get on releasing or updating sub-$10k lenses that for the rest of us like an updated 35mm & 50mm prime, maybe a 200mm f2.8 IS macro, ... ?

A 35L II seems very likely, especially given Sigma's excellent 35/1.4.

As for the tele macro, I suspect there's a reason the 180L is f/3.5 and not f/2.8.  I think we may see a 200mm f/4L Macro IS at some point...

But of course what we all want (we being RLPhoto, at least) is a 135mm f/1.8L IS.  ;)
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2013, 10:42:27 AM »
I got to play with this lens today at photofest Ireland and the Canon guys seemed truly clueless about anything to do with the production/cost of the lens, they could answer very few of my questions, even ones about the build/design of the lens. But it's a beautiful lens, lighter and smaller than I expected, the shots from it look epic. They were doing A3 prints of SOOC shots from a 1DX with the 200-400 on one of their printers and they looked terrific.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2013, 10:42:27 AM »