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Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2014, 08:58:26 PM »
Good grief, I wonder if they could make an under 3 kilogram 600mm f/4.0 DO with similar MTF? I can imagine hand-holding a 2 kg lens, maybe a 3 kg lens for a short time, but I can't imagine coping with a 4 kg lens hand held (the current 600 f/4L IS II is a shade under 4 kg). I love my toy lens (400 f/5.6L no-IS), I have shot it one-handed hand held (granted, lens pointed near zenith, when I needed to use the other hand to stabilize my position), but you can do those sorts of things with a 1.25 kg lens.

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Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2014, 08:58:26 PM »

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Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2014, 09:04:56 PM »
Impressive.  Most impressive.   :)

Totally OT, but did anyone else read this in Darth Vader's voice? :D

If they managed to do this with 400 DO, I wonder if they can pull same trick with 70-300 DO. That would be one nice travelling telezoom :)


I did, hehe

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Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2014, 10:28:28 PM »
Here are some more samples:
http://www.mattgranger.com/400do

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Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« Reply #48 on: September 16, 2014, 11:47:20 PM »
Perhaps lack of sales has brought them back to sensibility!?

Or the falling value of the yen vs. other currencies.   ::)
Or the price of tea in China...  ::)
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Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2014, 02:36:36 AM »
Here are some more samples:
http://www.mattgranger.com/400do

Reading the specs doesn't give you an idea of just how small that lens really is. It looks weirdly small in that video, like a mini 300 2.8 or a fat 400 5.6. Dude's just waving it around like its weightless, too.

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Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2014, 06:56:51 AM »
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i guess canon wanted to seperate the DO lenses from the L lenses because it´s a different optical principle.

and until now DO lenses were not up to the L standard.

Well, I'd disagree with that statement. Below are some pics taken with the Version I of this lens. The first one w/o extender, all the others with the 1.4x I. I absolutely love this lens and I see no reason to complain about version I.

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Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« Reply #51 on: September 18, 2014, 03:11:28 PM »
Yes I want this lens  >:(
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Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« Reply #51 on: September 18, 2014, 03:11:28 PM »