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Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« on: July 31, 2012, 07:13:32 AM »
The 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4X
Lots of the new Canon 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x lenses on loan at the London games. I’ve spoken to a few photographers that have used it and I have yet to hear a single negative comment. That could change once they hear the price when it comes time to buy one. :)

I’ve heard the same stuff we hear about the new super telephoto lenses. It’s fast, light, well balanced and pretty creative in its design with the 1.4x teleconverter built in.

The Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x in action. – Click for larger

 Where did all the lenses go?
So you can’t find any big white lenses in your local photo store? That’s because Canon is hoarding them all for themselves, the proof is below! This view kind of reminds me of LensRentals.com.

All our lenses in one place! | From Canon France | Click for Larger

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Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 07:23:05 AM »
So does anyone know who the lucky guy with the 200-400 is?  He's not using a pro body (note how he's holding the camera for a vertical shot).  5D Mark III maybe?

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Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 07:24:55 AM »
So does anyone know who the lucky guy with the 200-400 is?  He's not using a pro body (note how he's holding the camera for a vertical shot).  5D Mark III maybe?

He's using a pro body.

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Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012, 07:52:52 AM »
So does anyone know who the lucky guy with the 200-400 is?  He's not using a pro body (note how he's holding the camera for a vertical shot).  5D Mark III maybe?

I have a grip, but still hold it that way. The grip just isn't as comfortable as the camera.
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Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 07:54:08 AM »
He's using a pro body.

Yea, the viewfinder looks like a 1D X. 

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Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 08:26:49 AM »
that's my basement ;)

No prototype of a 7D markII  used in London ?
« Last Edit: July 31, 2012, 08:28:21 AM by vlim »

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Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 08:46:49 AM »
that's my basement ;)

No prototype of a 7D markII  used in London ?
What for if they have 1DX? )

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Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012, 08:50:31 AM »
testing a new body... Not by photographer but by Canon's engineers.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2012, 09:07:11 AM by vlim »

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Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2012, 09:47:41 AM »
I have a negative comment about it...

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Caption: Brazil's Thiago Pereira, left, United States' Ryan Lochte, center, and Japan's Kosuke Hagino pose with their medals for photographers for the men's 400-meter individual medley swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2012, 09:52:32 AM »
So, anyone think some of those cameras & lenses will see the light of day in the "Refurb" store in about a month?  ;D
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Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2012, 10:49:00 AM »
The 200-400 is not as massive as I thought it would be, looks pretty hand holdable to me. :D
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Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2012, 10:51:40 AM »
That room full of L glass must be worth hundred of thousands of dollars. It's a robbers dream the lenses are being held in a broom closet. :P

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Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2012, 11:17:20 AM »
Will the 200-400 come with a hood? Neither of the two in the photo have one . . .

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Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2012, 12:24:27 PM »
That room full of L glass must be worth hundred of thousands of dollars. It's a robbers dream the lenses are being held in a broom closet. :P

Maybe I missed something, but do we know where that photos of all the lens-room comes from?  Is it a staging area at the Olympics where Canon lends out gear? 

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Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2012, 12:25:45 PM »
The 200-400 is not as massive as I thought it would be, looks pretty hand holdable to me. :D
Actually, the front element's diameter is much smaller than I had thought.  I'm actually really surprised. 

I wonder why neither of the photographers in the photo is using a lens hood.