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candyman

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Re: 200-400 Availability
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2013, 06:19:05 AM »
In Russia it is available...at 17 000 USD... :o


That is 'only' 700 euro more than in the Netherlands ::)
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Re: 200-400 Availability
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2013, 06:19:05 AM »

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Re: 200-400 Availability
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2013, 06:21:41 AM »
fancy mooving to US... ::)
By the way..."only 700 Euro" is good rtipod or a prime  ;)
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Re: 200-400 Availability
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2013, 06:57:10 AM »
fancy mooving to US... ::)
By the way..."only 700 Euro" is good rtipod or a prime  ;)

18300 usd in Norway....
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Re: 200-400 Availability
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2013, 07:25:02 AM »
It is available at Adorama. Been there for over two weeks. Go get! :)

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Re: 200-400 Availability
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2013, 01:20:18 PM »
It is available at Adorama. Been there for over two weeks. Go get! :)

Got mine today from Adorama! I think I am going to leave work early today to test it out.

candyman

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Re: 200-400 Availability
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2013, 11:52:06 AM »
fancy mooving to US... ::)
By the way..."only 700 Euro" is good rtipod or a prime  ;)


yes, being a bit sarcastic  ;)
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Re: 200-400 Availability
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2013, 07:46:38 PM »
I've read that the AF speed is good, but not as good as the big primes....which has me questioning weather I want this lens for shooting sports/action....any thoughts?
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2013, 07:46:38 PM »

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Re: 200-400 Availability
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2013, 09:54:18 PM »
Northstar, you heard wrong!

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Re: 200-400 Availability
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2013, 09:56:07 PM »
I've read that the AF speed is good, but not as good as the big primes....which has me questioning weather I want this lens for shooting sports/action....any thoughts?

I got it for sports primarily. I am shooting HS football this thursday, so I will find out. I will use it on a 1DX so I don't think the loss of a stop (from 2.8 on my old 400) will be much of an issue, but I expect to get a lot more usable shots from the zoom. I think the difference in focus speed is on par with my old 400. I am sure the difference between it and the new super teles is only milliseconds and wouldn't be noticeable.

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Re: 200-400 Availability
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2013, 11:53:33 PM »
Didnt check today, but last week it was available in Viennas digitalstore.
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Re: 200-400 Availability
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2013, 03:01:26 AM »
There are no cast offs.  These are not machine assembled lenses, they are hand assembled, and if the lens does not meet specs, parts are replaced until it does.
Sorry, I mean the castoff elements, not whole lenses :D  Canon can make as many of the metal or electronic parts as we'd all want, but it's those lens elements that take forever, and there is no bondo to fix a 'minor' imperfection.  That's where I wonder what the keeper rate is like for the larger pieces of glass.
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Re: 200-400 Availability
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2013, 05:43:47 PM »
There's one in a glass case in Fixation, London.




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Northstar

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Re: 200-400 Availability
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2013, 08:53:19 PM »
I've read that the AF speed is good, but not as good as the big primes....which has me questioning weather I want this lens for shooting sports/action....any thoughts?

I got it for sports primarily. I am shooting HS football this thursday, so I will find out. I will use it on a 1DX so I don't think the loss of a stop (from 2.8 on my old 400) will be much of an issue, but I expect to get a lot more usable shots from the zoom. I think the difference in focus speed is on par with my old 400. I am sure the difference between it and the new super teles is only milliseconds and wouldn't be noticeable.

I would like to read your opinion after you shoot your game on thurs.  Bryan at TDP has gone on record as saying is the AF performance isslightly less than the big whites....so I'm curious.
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Re: 200-400 Availability
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2013, 08:53:19 PM »