Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x Sample Pics (ephotozine)

EF 200-400mm

1/5000 sec | f/5.6 | 400.0 mm | ISO 800 – Image credit: ephotozine.com, used with permission

ephotozine posted a set of sample pics shot with the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens (Amazon | Adorama | B&H) and a Canon EOS-1D X. Regarding the auto-focus they write:

Focus was extremely fast when used in combination with the Canon EOS 1D-X, with AF tracking enabled to keep track of the high speed planes at the airfield.

ephotozine’s post comes with more samples, and a set of pictures of the lens.

EF 200-400mm

1/6400 sec | f/7.1 | 400.0 mm | ISO 800 – Image credit: ephotozine.com, used with permission

Lens specs:

  • 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

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

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x Lens Sample Shots (lots of them, and the lens is available for rent)

Image above: screenshot from lenstip

Lenstip has 36 sample pictures shot with a Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x (Amazon | Adorama | B&H) lens and a Canon EOS-1D X. Thanks Mark.

As much as this is a highly regarded lens, it is not inexpensive ($11,799).  Hence, someone might be interested to rent the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x at Borrow Lenses (click here).

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Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x Lens Review (superb image quality, cnet)

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

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x
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  • 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

c|net reviewed the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS with built-in 1.4x extender, a lens that retails for $11,999. They attest a “superb image quality”, and write:

The Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X combines terrific optics, autofocus, and image stabilization with standout flexibility from a built-in telephoto extender.

You get you what you pay for with the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X: superlative performance and flexibility.

The review has some samples shot with the 200-400mm.

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM 1.4x Review (dpreview)

EF 200-400mm

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x
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dpreview published their review of the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x lens. They reviewed the lens together with the folks at DxOMark. Some excerpts from the conclusion:

  • […] it’s clear that the 200-400mm is exceptionally good
  • On full frame it’s near-flawless, and there’s practically no perceptible sharpness penalty for using the extender
  • AF with static subjects is very fast and extremely accurate
  • […] unique among top-end super-telephoto zooms
  • […] absolutely stellar optics and innovative design earn the lens our top award

The EF 200-400mm f/4l IS 1.4x got dpreview’s Gold Award. DxOMark says about the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x:

[…] the Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X offers image quality that’s close to the best in class, along with the convenience and versatility that’s otherwise lacking with those fixed focal length equivalents.

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Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x DxOMark scores without (left) and with (right) activated extender (Image credit: DxOMark)

Gear Porn: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x Unboxing Video

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x
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[via DCP]

The Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x is getting delivered to buyers. This highly anticipated lens has a price tag of $11,799, not a budget lens but I bet it will sell very good with sport and wildlife photographers.

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Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x Available For Rent At Borrow Lenses

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

Want to try out Canon’s new super-telephoto-zoom but can’t afford to pay the price of a small car (>$11.000)? You can rent the lens at Borrow Lenses (click here). Better to hurry up since you have to reserve the lens.

I featured a couple of reviews of the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x:

Canon Explorer of Light Peter Read Miller had the opportunity to test the lens at the London Olympics 2012 (source: pixsylated). He says:

So, how does the lens perform? The copy I had was fantastic. I’m not an empirical tester—I just shot the lens daily at the London Olympics for 16 days on my EOS-1D X bodies, almost always wide open and usually under challenging lighting conditions. I think without the extender the sharpness is a match for any Canon prime telephoto and with the extender the performance is as good or better than any prime lens plus extender combination I have ever used. The auto-focus speed on the 1D X body is on a par with the latest Series II lenses. The image-stabilization allowed me to make a sharp photo of the Queen during the opening ceremonies at a shutter speed of 1/100 of a second at 560mm on a monopod.

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x can be purchased/pre-ordered at Amazon | Adorama | B&H