September 02, 2014, 09:26:49 PM

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Have you pre-ordered the 200-400 or do you plan to order in the future?

How could I resist?  I want to be the first on the block to have this new bad guy!
8 (7.6%)
I'll wait a bit to see how the review turn on and then get myself a Christmas/Hanukkah present
7 (6.7%)
I am saving my change, perhaps in a few years
44 (41.9%)
See no use for it.  I'd rather a 14-22, update to the 135, ...
40 (38.1%)
I want one, but my marriage is more important
6 (5.7%)

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2013, 02:05:46 AM »
stupid  poll.   why isn't there an option that says,  I'd rather buy a used car.

well if you want a car, then perhaps this is not the forum for you ??? Or would you rather have a 14-24 or some other lens (and there is an option for that one)

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2013, 02:05:46 AM »

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2013, 02:07:08 AM »
I will and I will concurrently have to file for divorce. Which I guess means my (ex) wife will own half the lens. I wonder which half she wants?

why not get a chain saw, and cut it half, lengthwise  :o

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2013, 02:09:14 AM »
None of the options apply to me so I cannot vote ... I'm saving for the 600mm f/4 II. Based on my usage, I don't see where this lens fits my requirements.
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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2013, 02:09:21 AM »
Too expensive, too heavy, too short. But then I am not a pro so its just an amateur's opinion.

Still, the 500mm f/4 IS II is very tempting even for an amateur...  :)  :)  :)

Me, too.  Amateurs "want" and "lust", pros justify with ROI.  More fun to be an amateur I can buy want I can afford without justifying that it makes business sense.   ::)

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2013, 02:11:56 AM »
I had the chance to play a little with the lens.

I don´t want a build in TC and I don´t want such a heavy lens for travelling. I am happy with my big white telephotos.

A EF 100-400 L IS replacement for travelling is what I want and what I need.

Nice if Canon would make a 100-400 fixed 4.5 without built in for around $6,000.

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2013, 02:13:08 AM »
Where's the option "i want one but by doing so my wife would kill me, hire a hit man, or divorce me" option?

just added it

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2013, 02:14:41 AM »
None of the options apply to me so I cannot vote ... I'm saving for the 600mm f/4 II. Based on my usage, I don't see where this lens fits my requirements.

see no use for it .. I listed examples of other lens that may be of interest to you.

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2013, 02:14:41 AM »

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2013, 02:36:24 AM »
I would get this lens to just have the ability to move within the 200-400 range without having to change lenses or switch between camera bodies. It's just something less to carry (or more) around at the football games. Just a thought but I'm probably going to stick with the 400mm 2.8 II since I've been saving up towards that goal. I'll try to rent the 200-400 when it becomes available before I make my purchase just to be sure. Or I'll see if I can borrow one from CPS for a test drive.

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2013, 02:36:24 AM »