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EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« on: May 13, 2013, 05:41:47 PM »
Stay tuned……..
As previously mentioned, the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x will be announced tonight, stay tuned for full coverage. Get your $12 grand ready!

I’ve had a chance to use the lens and will give you my thoughts!

Below is an overview of the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
Designed to satisfy the discriminating needs of sports and wildlife photographers, the EF 200–400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X is a high-performance super telephoto zoom lens with an optically matched built-in 1.4x extender for maximum versatility. With a simple flick of a switch, the zoom range can be quickly increased to 280–560mm (f/5.6). This capability is extremely useful in applications where it is not possible to change lenses quickly, while also protecting delicate equipment such as a digital SLR camera’s image sensor in environments with dust and high humidity. The EF 200–400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X incorporates one fluorite and four UD lens elements, which provide excellent correction of chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range for professional quality images with high resolution, contrast and color fidelity, while a 9-blade circular aperture helps deliver beautiful, soft backgrounds. It utilizes inner focusing, ring USM, a high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithms for fast and accurate autofocusing. And, with Power Focus mode, focus shifts are quiet and smooth, which is essential for filmmaking. Image stabilization is effective up to four shutter speed steps, with three image stabilization modes (standard, panning, and during exposure only) providing excellent results for a wide range of subjects. Optimized lens placement and coatings deliver outstanding color balance, while helping to minimize ghosting and flare. The lens is highly resistant to dust and water, enabling shooting even in harsh conditions. A fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces repels dust particles and makes the lens easier to clean.

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EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« on: May 13, 2013, 05:41:47 PM »

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 05:44:21 PM »


Next time could you let me have a go as well?








Edited to take out stuff that made no sence after the original post was changed  ;D
« Last Edit: May 13, 2013, 06:31:24 PM by Skulker »

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 05:44:37 PM »
Oh no, really releasing this lens will deprive any rumors site of 1/3rd of its content - Canon, save CR, please quickly pre-announce some other gear, maybe something I'd care about: 35L2, 50L2, 440ex :-)

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 05:49:09 PM »
Oh no, really releasing this lens will deprive any rumors site of 1/3rd of its content - Canon, save CR, please quickly pre-announce some other gear, maybe something I'd care about: 35L2, 50L2, 440ex :-)

Don't worry. They've probably got another P&S and a few printers as well...

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 05:51:30 PM »
Who pukes first, AmEx, Visa or MasterCard?
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 05:55:08 PM »
if only it would have been around 20% more expensive than the 300 f2.8 IS II , rather than around 80%

Well in 5-6 years It could be interesting as a used lens for the 'budget limited'

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 05:55:23 PM »
Here we go!!!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 06:01:54 PM »
Who pukes first, AmEx, Visa or MasterCard?

:-D
I've only been up to 4k on my Amex, but i guess if you setup your ceiling correctly it should be the last one to stand ... unfortunately that one is not a toy for me ...

For the ones looking for other torrents of rumors, lets switch the conversation to his "tiny" brother the 100-400/II probably more in my budget (and muscles) :-)
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2013, 06:01:55 PM »
Does that now mean that we can see some of the other anticipated announcements like the 100-400mmL MK II over the next few months, or will we get those eagerly awaited "M" lenses :)

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2013, 06:09:23 PM »
Dat graph.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2013, 06:48:33 PM »
All right Canon, this does sound like Chinese Democracy's GnRs or Daft Punk's RAM.
Don't disappoint us (I'm somewhat doubtful).

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2013, 06:49:37 PM »
a most uninteresting lens for me.
but nice to look at... like a ferrari.

now please something for the poor folks... a 1400 euro 14-24mm please.  ;D 

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2013, 06:53:52 PM »
OK I'm ready  ;)

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2013, 07:01:44 PM »
I'll take two, please.  ;D
Good luck to those that can afford this luxury.  Too rich for my britches.   Would love to see some shots with this one.  Wonder how soon LensRentals and BorrowLenses will get their copies.
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2013, 07:44:08 PM »
I'll take two, please.  ;D
Good luck to those that can afford this luxury.  Too rich for my britches.   Would love to see some shots with this one.  Wonder how soon LensRentals and BorrowLenses will get their copies.
You'd need an even bigger bag.
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2013, 07:44:08 PM »