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B&H # CA2004004IS Mfr# 5176B002
High-Performance Telephoto Zoom Lens
Canon EF Mount
Aperture Range f/4-32
Built-in 1.4x Extender
Three-Mode Optical Image Stabilization
Ring USM Autofocus & Internal Focusing System
Power Focus Mode for Smooth Focus Shift
One Fluorite and Four UD Lens Elements
Fluorine Front & Rear Lens Coating
Highly Resistant to Dust and Water
so who's rushing out to order one? if I triple my sales this year I might be able to get one for my 150th birthday
Hmmm .... with the 1.4 extender in action you would be down to f/5.6. Wouldn't a straightforward 300mm f/4 be more useful - and cheaper. I guess some sports shooters will get it, though, as it will allow them to pull away when the action moves closer.
Nice lens indeed! And Andy Rouse did a good job critiquing it. Bu the majority of these lenses will be sold to photojournalists working for the major papers and magazines with BUDGETS!!! Probably 80-90% and the balance to "hobbyists" that just have to have the next best thing!
Very few people here "need" this lens and like Nick, already have the gear they need and will make do with that. $12 Grand for a lens, is truly a luxury item for 99% of photographers,
Now if I could only get adopted by some really old, sick guy,with $$$$$........