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New Canon Ef 200-400mm F/4l Is Usm Lens With Internal 1.4x Extender

Posted by: David Bishop on 05/14/2013 - 3:56 PM

New Item, Available for pre-order
B&H # CA2004004IS Mfr# 5176B002

Product Highlights
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
Price: $11,799.00

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


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Posted by: Paul Cowan on 05/14/2013 - 4:02 PM

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.


Posted by: Kay Pickens on 05/14/2013 - 4:07 PM

B&h gave it a good review, but man it's pricey! And heavy. 8lbs.I don't think it will be on my list anytime soon...


Posted by: Steven Ralser on 05/14/2013 - 4:16 PM

Seeing as I've moved from canon to micro 4/3, it's not going to be on my list. Even so it wouldn't be on my list anyway.


Posted by: David Bishop on 05/14/2013 - 4:17 PM this Andy Rouse review shows what this lens can do in the proper hands while nice still way beyond my future


Posted by: Nicholas Evans on 05/14/2013 - 4:29 PM

I will stick with my 100-400 USM L 4.5, I use a 2X II external converter if I need, but never do.


Posted by: Rich Franco on 05/14/2013 - 4:57 PM


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 $$$$$........


Posted by: David Bishop on 05/14/2013 - 5:03 PM

yeah I have a Canon 70-200 2.8 and a 1.4 extender I occasionally use that I'm very happy with


Posted by: Juergen Roth on 05/14/2013 - 8:44 PM

Would love to test ride it!


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Posted by: Lynn Palmer on 05/14/2013 - 9:25 PM

I'll be adding a donation button to my FB page. If you would all be so kind as to stop by and leave your donations I'll undoubtedly be able to buy this lens soon. I'm looking forward to it!


Posted by: Rich Franco on 05/14/2013 - 10:31 PM


You just need about 11,799 friends to send a dollar and you're there! Good Luck!



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