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Announcement in May?

Two people have contacted me saying that a Canon Rep has told them that the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x will be officially announced in May, 2013. It could be as early as Tuesday, May 14, 2013. The other date could be the previously mentioned May 31, 2013. We’re also told limited quantity would be available within 3 weeks of the announcement.


This comes from brand new sources, so keep in mind it’s CR1.


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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 07:47:46 PM »
Let's call this lens Sasquatch...it's off white, it's got a big foot, and while everybody's heard of it, very few have actually SEEN it.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 08:53:17 PM »
Yea, yea .. right around the corner.  When was the last time I heard that - I think when some was trying to sell me a bridge  ;)

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 09:18:58 PM »
OK Let's start this again.  :)

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 09:55:05 PM »
The Guys at Cathay Photo in Singapore are betting their right nut on the truth of this, and I have my Nut cutter ready in case it's another false alarm.

I do actually think that this time it's legit, but.......
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 01:44:30 AM »
I just want to see the official specs on it. I don't care if they only release ten a month, it would be nice to fill in all the blanks about how it behaves.
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 03:44:44 AM »
announcement?
this thing was on a tour of photo shows around the world. I got an email hyping it being on display at either the HK or Shanghai camera show at least six months ago. I know they also had it on display at other camera shows in different countries as well.
At this point, the announcement means little besides just confirming weight, some random specs and price.
I'm sure someday it will be in the hands of actual consumers, but at this point it's basically a joke/Yeti.
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 03:44:44 AM »

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 04:30:21 AM »
Let's call this lens Sasquatch...it's off white, it's got a big foot, and while everybody's heard of it, very few have actually SEEN it.

So true  :)
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2013, 05:19:59 AM »
Canon have certainly created a lot of anticipation / Hype around this lens. I'm sure it's going to be in demand for a long time after it's final launch due to this. I'm just happy that it's a lens I'm not going to need. I can sit back and watch everyone else scrabbling to get a copy.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2013, 06:56:44 AM »
The Guys at Cathay Photo in Singapore are betting their right nut on the truth of this, and I have my Nut cutter ready in case it's another false alarm.

I do actually think that this time it's legit, but.......
Damn, I've lost my nut cutter  ;D

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2013, 07:03:50 AM »
I want it badly, but don't believe it until I actually see it ;) *cross my fingers*

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2013, 08:24:03 AM »
The built in extender is good idea.
I would like to see it applied to top quality non-zoom primes, like for example a 100mm X2, a 200mm X2 and a 300mm X2. The optical priority should of course be on the prime with the extender producing better results than a 2X crop.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2013, 10:37:38 AM »
I want it badly, but don't believe it until I actually see it ;) *cross my fingers*

finger, toes, legs, arms, 4 leaf clovers, ... Maybe it will come with a pony.  Better yet, now that the Yen is over 100 to the USD, a price tag closer to $10,000 than $12,000

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2013, 10:37:38 AM »

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2013, 10:47:21 AM »
I want it badly, but don't believe it until I actually see it ;) *cross my fingers*
Maybe it will come with a pony.  Better yet, now that the Yen is over 100 to the USD, a price tag closer to $10,000 than $12,000

So...not a pony, but a unicorn.  Good luck with that...   :P
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2013, 01:12:15 PM »
I want it badly, but don't believe it until I actually see it ;) *cross my fingers*
Maybe it will come with a pony.  Better yet, now that the Yen is over 100 to the USD, a price tag closer to $10,000 than $12,000

So...not a pony, but a unicorn.  Good luck with that...   :P

having worked in marketing in US companies for nearly 30 years (both high tech and CPG) pricing is a real art/mystery.  Never had the experience working with currency but it would have been an interesting experience

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Around the Corner? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2013, 01:12:15 PM »