The long-awaited Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM lens with built-in 1.4x extender is now officially official and can be purchased for $11,799. Better yet, it should start shipping in a couple of weeks at “the end of May.”
The Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM can be pre-ordered here at B&H Photo and here at Adorama.
Based on the hype surrounding this lens, including the rave reviews from Olympic photographers, expect there to be some pre-orders stacking up, which could lead to some delays in meeting the demand. [click to continue…]
[Update: It's official. The Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM can be pre-ordered here at B&H Photo and here at Adorama.]
Sources are pointing to an announcement later tonight for the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L lens with the 1.4x built-in converter. The expected price is around $12,000.
See our previous Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM hands-on report from the Olympics courtesy of Jeff Cable. [click to continue…]
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. [click to continue…]
Canon apparently has some loaners of the upcoming EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM lens on hand at the Olympics. The development of this lens was announced alongside the official unveiling of the new EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM lenses – both of which are now starting to trickle into commercial availability.
As I was reading Jeff Cable’s update from London today, I noticed that he dropped by the Canon loan desk to borrow one of these new lenses.
I contacted Jeff to see what his thoughts are on the lens; however, I know he’s busy over there and it may be a few days before I hear back. In the mean time, you can follow Jeff’s action in London over on his blog.
Hopefully, this is a good sign for the availability of this lens and Canon will begin shipping it out to the mass market sooner rather than later.
The long-rumored Nikon mirrorless camera system appears to be getting an F-mount lens adapter that will communicate AF info to drive the built-in motors in Nikon AF-S and AF-I lenses. [click to continue…]
Canon is in the process of developing a new 200-400mm f/4L IS lens that features a built-in 1.4x extender. With the built-in extender, the lens will have a maximum focal length of 560mm.
This is great news for Canon DSLR shooters who have been clamoring for a lens equivalent to the highly-regarded Nikon 200-400mm f/4 VR lens.
While Canon has not provided a release date or pricing info for the new lens, a prototype of it will be on display at CP+ in Japan this week.
Here’s a couple of photo of the new beast-of-a-lens:
You can read more about the new lens in the official press release below. [click to continue…]