Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x Available Soon

EF 200-400mm f4/L IS 1.4x

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x
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The $11,799 priced Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens will soon hit stores. First batches should be delivered before the end of May, the rest will follow in the first weeks of June. However, at the beginning there will be limited stock in any case for this lens, most probably only pre-orders will be shipped.

To see the specification sheet click here.

[via CR]

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 IS 1.4x TC Next To Be Released?

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]