Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x Hands-On Review

by on February 12, 2013

in Canon

Canon 200-400mm

Australian photographer Joshua Holko recently had the opportunity to shoot for several days with the upcoming Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS lens. (Recall that we had one of the first hands-on reports of this lens from Jeff Cable using the lens at the 2012 London Olympics.)

Holko put together a brief video review that touches on some of the key aspects of the lens, including the overall image quality compared to lenses like the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS, its use with the Canon 2x teleconverter and the rumored $11k-$13k price point.

Check out the video below.

[via Luminous Landscape and Joshua Holko]




1 Alan February 12, 2013 at 5:32 am

Pretty nice review! Good job!
I’m now just wondering what would happen if you put this bad boy on 7D or APS-H camera?

2 Ricky Jones February 12, 2013 at 8:47 am

Excellent review, it’s too bad Canon priced this camera out of the reach of so many people, because it appear to be a excellent lens. Thanks again for a great review.


3 Chris Hansen February 15, 2013 at 11:12 am

I am in total agreement with you on this one Ricky. The majority of Canon’s long lenses are way beyond my reach to purchase.

4 Kevin February 15, 2013 at 1:31 am

I think most of “us” will end up renting this lens!! It’s gonna be way out of my budget!!!

5 Bob Fila February 15, 2013 at 11:45 am

I don’t think this guy has a clue!

6 pablo February 15, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Too heavy!!

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