Canon Rumors reports that one of their readers had the chance to play around (in South Africa) with Canon`s so much anticipated EF 200-400mm f/4 IS 1.4x TC lens, and to talk about it with a Canon product manager. Quoting CR regarding the specs:
- 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.
Looks like production models already exist.[via CR]