July 29, 2014, 01:33:31 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 #30 on: May 15, 2013, 12:15:40 AM »
It's cool, but in a night football game, I'd rather have my trusty 400mm f2.8 IS and 70-200 f2.8 IS II. 

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2013, 12:15:40 AM »

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2013, 12:58:09 AM »
A very desirable beast but at 24k - when I buy some gear, I must buy something of equivalent value to my wife  - it's untouchable. Let's see this 100-400/II when available.

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2013, 01:18:49 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. 

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2013, 02:33:29 AM »
I think there should be another option: I'd get it but I want to stay married...

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2013, 03:05:56 AM »
Help, I only have one kidney.  I'm conducting a poll: which organ should I sell to finance my 200-400 purchase?
Ah! Had not thought of that! I have a spare kidney and some other parts. Tonsils anyone? ;)

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2013, 03:27:21 AM »
Yep, the cathay guys in Singapore tell me I should have it July 07th, see what the IQ is like, if it's as good as I'm hoping I'll sell the 400f/2.8 V2.
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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2013, 11:54:09 AM »
OK, actually I am waiting to save some more money. You guys wait on the 200-400 f4 L with 1.4x. I am saving up to buy this one! ;)



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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2013, 11:54:09 AM »

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2013, 12:19:26 PM »
See now I have a dilemma...I have been saving my money to purchase the 400mm 2.8 for the past couple of years and I'm about $1500 off from paying straight cash for it. I am planning to have it by the time fall rolls around for some high school football action. Now with this lens finally becoming a reality I wonder should I just go ahead go for this or just go ahead and pull the trigger on the 400 since I've been saving for it for so long...

Decisions, decisions...

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2013, 01:05:52 PM »
I ordered two.  Always good to have backups.

why not 3 - double backup?

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2013, 01:55:46 PM »
See now I have a dilemma...I have been saving my money to purchase the 400mm 2.8 for the past couple of years and I'm about $1500 off from paying straight cash for it. I am planning to have it by the time fall rolls around for some high school football action. Now with this lens finally becoming a reality I wonder should I just go ahead go for this or just go ahead and pull the trigger on the 400 since I've been saving for it for so long...

Decisions, decisions...
Unless you will need less than 400mm I cannot see why you must change plans.

400 2.8 L IS II weighs the same as the 200-400 and is one stop better...


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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2013, 02:17:24 PM »
Where's the option "i want one but by doing so my wife would kill me, hire a hit man, or divorce me" option?
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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2013, 10:53:22 PM »
I want one, but have the same chance of every getting one as buying a new Ferrari - zero! :

This is just a hobby for me, I couldn't justify the expense - to myself or my wife - even if I were considerably richer.
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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2013, 12:01:04 AM »
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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2013, 12:01:04 AM »

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2013, 01:49:16 AM »
See now I have a dilemma...I have been saving my money to purchase the 400mm 2.8 for the past couple of years and I'm about $1500 off from paying straight cash for it. I am planning to have it by the time fall rolls around for some high school football action. Now with this lens finally becoming a reality I wonder should I just go ahead go for this or just go ahead and pull the trigger on the 400 since I've been saving for it for so long...

Decisions, decisions...
Unless you will need less than 400mm I cannot see why you must change plans.

400 2.8 L IS II weighs the same as the 200-400 and is one stop better...



That's the thing though, one stop better, sharper and more depth of field, but you miss shots if subject comes too close, 200-400 has that versatility but a stop worse... decisions, decisions.

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2013, 02:03:25 AM »
I think there should be another option: I'd get it but I want to stay married...

Good point, I missed that option.  I'll add it to the list.

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2013, 02:03:25 AM »