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LensRentals.com Tests the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x

LensRentals.com Tests the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x

From LensRentals.com
Roger over at LensRentals.com has taken some time to test a variety of Canon 400mm lenses, including the new EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x.

Roger’s initial take…
“I can’t say whether it’s worth the price or not, but I can certainly say it’s the sharpest zoom lens I’ve ever seen, with image quality rivaling the most expensive primes.”

He did note however, that the 200-400 is a bit shorter at the long end than the EF 400 f/2.8L IS II. They’ve come to the initial conclusion that it’s about 95% of the 400 2.8 primes focal length.

IMATEST Results for Canon 400mm Lenses

IMATEST Results for Canon 400mm Lenses

Read the post at LensRentals.com

Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x $11,799

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EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x in Stock at Adorama

EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x in Stock at Adorama

The new EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
Adorama has told us that they have limited stock of the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x available to ship today.

Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x at Adorama

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The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Has Arrived!

Retail Version!
I was sitting around staring at the ceiling today, then the doorbell rang, and behold, the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x had arrived. A great sadness poured over my wife’s face, as she realized I would be gone all weekend.

It’s good to know that it’s actually real and shipping to retailers, it looks like it’s going to be a fun weekend!

I’m also planning to head back to Kenya in June if everything lines up, as it will be the perfect place to put this lens through its paces.

Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x

Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x

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The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Has Landed in Canon Warehouses

The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Has Landed in Canon Warehouses

Oh Joy!
I have confirmation that quantities of the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x have landed in Canon warehouses in Canada and the United States. The lenses will be allocated and shipped to retailers in the next 48 hours if all goes to plan.

Not that anyone is looking forward to the lens or anything…….

We should have ours by Monday, and I have found the perfect cat and brick wall to test the lens out on.

Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x $11,799

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Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Availability Info

Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Availability Info

When are they coming?
I have confirmed that the new EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x will indeed hit some retailers before the end of May, and for the others the first week of June. Canon Canada expects and is telling retailers that they will have limited stock on May 27, 2013 in their warehouse. Retailers will have theirs a few days later.

There will not be a lot of lenses available on the initial run, most reps are saying only “preordered” quantities will be available until at least the middle of July.

If you have your preorder in, it looks like you should expect your new lens quite soon.

Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x $11,799

If you don’t mind being gouged, you can also get one from a 100% ebayer that will ship it to you on May 31, 2013 from Japan.

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