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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2013, 08:43:40 PM »
Wow! Those are very impressive MTFs, across the board.  Particularly with the extender ON at wide.. (I'm wondering though if that MTF was accidentally mixed with the extender OFF at wide...).   8)

This lens is one I am keen to see reviews of (& photos from).  I doubt I'll ever buy it (though I can afford it, I can't justify about $12k on a single lens - unless I was a professional - ie needing to use it, and making a living from it - which I am not). I'm an ethusiast (and enjoy photography for myself, and sharing my photos with others.

I would love to rent it (but I expect renting it for eg a few days to a week would still be quite a lot!)  I need to convince a good local friend to buy one and let me use it... or I could feel kind & generous; buy one myself and lend out to local friends, thus 'justifying' the purchase to myself more... lol    ;D

Well... looking forward to some reviews, and more importantly - images from it (I love wildlife photography). Having a zoom from 200mm @ f/4 to 560mm @ f/5.6 with 4 stops IS and USM focus in 1 package is really what I would like - honestly, much moreso than I would like a fast tele prime eg the 400mm f/2.8.  (I don't shoot sports, apart from the occasional 'a bit of sports for fun' aspect).  :)

Size and weight are one reason I love my 70-300mm L - it's a truly portable - yet still very high IQ telezoom lens. Of course that lens only goes to 300mm (which is just over half of 560mm). But the 70-300mm L being so portable, it means I'm often able to get closer to 'jittery critters and birds' - than I would be with a huge, tripod mounted lens.

Cheers....  Let the photos roll on!!  ;)

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2013, 08:43:40 PM »

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2013, 08:56:36 PM »
Who pukes first, AmEx, Visa or MasterCard?

LOL, I must borrow that.. hysterical!!!

I would need all thee cards!!! 

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2013, 09:00:58 PM »
Resistance is futile!

I was kind of thinking about the 500 f/4 II, but this changes things a bit. I'll have to give this some very serious thought.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2013, 09:05:31 PM »
I would love to see how this compares (IQ wise) with the current 400 F2.8 and with extenders. I suspect that the F2.8 will give you more potential for going to 800 with a 2X where as the zoom to 560mm is also a huge advantage and convenience especially in the outdoors.

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2013, 09:41:19 PM »
I wonder if the flip on/off function can be built into a separate 1.4x TC.  That would be a killer accessory.
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2013, 10:26:02 PM »
I wonder if the flip on/off function can be built into a separate 1.4x TC.  That would be a killer accessory.

I think distances would really screw with it, but if Canon wanted to spend the time and engineer the 70-200 2.8 with a built in 1.4x, it would solve a number of issues folks have.  Just to have a perfectly tuned set is worth an extra $1k.

Wonder how soon LensRentals and BorrowLenses will get their copies.

I wonder if Roger will do a tear down for us.  He might end up being shot at in the process, but lens porn comes at a high cost.
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2013, 11:57:29 PM »
I wonder if the flip on/off function can be built into a separate 1.4x TC.  That would be a killer accessory.

I would doubt it. Maybe a 1.4x/2x, but not a 1.4x/0x. Not without redesigning the lenses, too.

How would they account for the length of the empty extender? If the lens is designed to work at the normal registration distance, the "empty" extender would act like an extension tube.

By integrating it in the lens design, the 200-400 f/4L 1.4x accounts for things like that.
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2013, 11:57:29 PM »

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2013, 11:58:14 PM »
Well, they're starting to get it onto their webpage.  However, if you click on the link in the banner, it takes you to the 5D Mark III Firmware Update page, which is the next preview that scrolls in the banner.  :(

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2013, 02:18:56 AM »
wow really canon... for a $12k dollar lens, it does not even include a case that costs canon 30 bucks to make....
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2013, 02:20:42 AM »
How many people do you think have already pre-ordered the lens.  I placed an order with Amazon as soon as I was able to

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2013, 02:33:50 AM »

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2013, 03:59:15 AM »
Shoot, if I had $12K, I'd get it.

Hell if I had $6K, I'd get an old 400mm Prime f/2.8.

Is it too soon to speculate on a 200-400 f/2.8 with 1.4x?  How expensive and how heavy would that lens be?

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2013, 04:05:23 AM »
Is it too soon to speculate on a 200-400 f/2.8 with 1.4x?  How expensive and how heavy would that lens be?

 :o  :o  :o

Hmmm... maybe not as heavy as the Sigma 200-500mm 2.8 - but way more expensive  ;D

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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2013, 07:04:09 AM »
Holy 5h!t, the lens case alone costs US$ 649! ... well, at over US$ 11000 I can only dream of using this lens, let alone owning it, coz no one rents lenses in this country :'(
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Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2013, 01:37:18 PM »
Fantastic lens but the cost is a lot. USA £7800, UK£ 12000. Over a third more expensive. Ouch!
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« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2013, 01:37:18 PM »