Canon Lens Rumors

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

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“Production” model said to exist
Ben, a CR reader, had a chance to play around with the upcoming EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4tc in South Africa recently. He had a talk with a Canon product manager there about the highly anticipated lens and got to play around with the lens a bit.

  • This was the first time that this specific model was on public display.
  • Changes were made post Olympics-this is probably the final version.
  • This one is a production model.
  • Pricing: somewhere around $11000.
  • Weight: No official comment from Canon. Ben thinks it feels nearly the same weight as the 600 F4 II.
  • Focus speed the same as 500 II on 1DX, virtually instantaneous.
  • Flip switch for converter works like a dream-instant magnification.
  • One has to move L hand from front to flip switch, when hand holding the lens more difficult to flip switch than with lens on mono pod.
  • Availability: next 2-3 months.

Here’s hoping this lens reaches us in Q1 of 2013.


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