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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2013, 11:30:41 AM »
This must be the most expensive Canon DSLR lens ever made.

I mean specifically expensive to Canon's profit and loss account ie their bottom line.

It should have been out two years ago so presumably they have had a team of engineers for all this time trying to tweak it to an acceptably high standard.

Personally I would have preferred an ultra sharp 400/4 ie a carbon copy of the superlative 300/2.8 II and therefore not to expensive to research and manufacture....but never mind Canon knows better.

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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 #31 on: April 29, 2013, 07:45:08 AM »
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......

You might even get a MK 2 before that....  ;D

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2013, 12:50:36 PM »
There will be a difficult choice for people buying this lens.

That is whether to buy the new 100-400L (allegedly coming along fast on the outside lane) as well.

The current 100-400L is a damn handy optic to have. The new one will be even sharper and will have IS II BUT will come in at half the weight of the 200-400.

Hand holding the 200-400 for long periods will not be a comforting experience for the older folk depending on individual circumstances of course.

So some clever marketing from Canon could see rich folk buying both!

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2013, 01:17:55 PM »
It should have been out two years ago so presumably they have had a team of engineers for all this time trying to tweak it to an acceptably high standard.

That is acceptable standard for $10k ... no doubt the prototypes that were talked about were great as they were, but obviously Canon doesn't want to release a mk2 in 2015 and is determined to make this one special as in "especially profitable" - and this only works if lots of people buy it so it has to be stellar.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Release Date [CR1]
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2013, 01:17:55 PM »