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This is how a $11,000 Canon EF 200-400mm F4L IS 1.4x lens looks after being disassembled

EF 200-400mm F4L IS

Have you ever wondered what’s inside those big, white and expensive Canon “L” super-zoom lenses? Well, then I may have the video for you.

Canon Imaging Plaza posted a “deep inside” video where you can watch the EF 200-400mm f4 L IS 1.4x lens getting torn apart, and all the pieces arranged neatly one beside the other. Impressive.

Made up of hundreds of precise mechanical and optical parts, the EF 200-400mm F4L IS USM Extender 1.4x is a super telephoto lens that opened up new possibilities for professionals on the front line of sports, nature and news photography. Canon unveils the precise inner construction of this L lens that has not been visualized before. This video was filmed using stop motion animation method.

The highly regarded Canon EF 200-400mm F4L IS 1.4x is yours for $11,000:
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Canon EF 200-400mm F4L IS 1.4x at a glance:

  • High performance L-series super-telephoto zoom with built-in 1.4x extender (280-560mm, f/5.6) makes it ideal for sports and wildlife photography
  • One fluorite and four UD lens elements provide excellent correction of chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range, delivering high-quality images with high resolution and contrast
  • Inner focusing, ring USM, a high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithms for fast and accurate autofocusing
  • Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to four shutter speed stops of correction.
  • Three image stabilization modes (standard, panning, and during exposure only) provide excellent results for a wide range of shooting situations

Canon EF 200-400mm F4L IS 1.4x

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