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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: December 27, 2011, 12:13:04 PM »

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The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM was scheduled to ship in December 2010 @ $11,000 (AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G ED VR Autofocus Lens $8,899.95)

But it was delayed to September 2011 and the price was increased to $11,500

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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: December 27, 2011, 12:13:04 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 07:15:26 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011, 07:39:55 AM »
More great shots. I always wish I had a 400mm f2.8LIS for shooting fashion week, my 70-200mm f2.8L does OK, but with a lens like this.....would be heaven.

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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 09:52:45 AM »
The old 400 f/2.8 was excellent - I would love to see a comparison between the two versions

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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 10:46:42 AM »
More great shots. I always wish I had a 400mm f2.8LIS for shooting fashion week, my 70-200mm f2.8L does OK, but with a lens like this.....would be heaven.
Thanks! How would you use the 400 during fashion week? I would assume you could shoot with the 70-200 just fine. Are you shooting the shoes and other accessories? Not being sarcastic as I ask someone who does NYC Fashion Week often how he would use it.

The old 400 f/2.8 was excellent - I would love to see a comparison between the two versions
From what I have read and seen online the optical difference between the version 1 and 2 are very slight. It widens when comparing the two with extenders version 2 and 3 attached.

The main draw for the version 2 is the weight reduction (3850g) followed by the modern internals and new features that supplement HDSLR users. I had the good fortune of Canon loaning me the lens during a local pro league finals and was the first time I have shot with any 400/2.8 for more than 5 minutes. I am thankful they did not loan me the lens for the LA Galaxy game as I would not have been as effective with unfamiliar gear.

All the shots posted so far used a 5D2 as almost every pro and user review out there used a 1-Series body. And I wanted to simulate how an image from a 1DX may look like in terms of framing, bokeh and depth of field.
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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 06:14:09 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2012, 01:29:47 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2012, 01:29:47 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2012, 04:58:07 PM »
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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2012, 02:17:15 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2012, 04:21:56 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2012, 12:25:54 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 06:16:27 AM »
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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2012, 06:21:59 AM »
Best lens I have ever used, period.


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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2012, 06:21:59 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2012, 12:23:47 PM »

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