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…]
Evidence that Nikon’s new 800mm behemoth is shipping to customers in China appeared earlier this week on the Mobile01 forums, where a user posted images of his new $18,000 lens. This should serve as good news to US customers who have pre-ordered the super-telephoto lens, as B&H Photo currently lists it as expected to ship next week on April 4.
B&H has the new Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR in stock and now shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
And yes, if you want to save a few bucks, you can still order the old version for half the price.
The new Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens is now available for pre-order. Check it out at B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon.
Or, if you want to save a few bucks, you could just order the old version for half the price….
Alongside the new AF-S 18-35mm lens, Nikon has also unveiled its new super telephoto lens – the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR.
Included with the new lens is the matched AF-S Teleconverter TC800-1.25E ED which was developed exclusively for the 800mm f/5.6 lens. Combined with the 1.25x teleconverter, the new 800mm lens offers a max focal length of 1000mm at a max aperture of f/7.1. On a DX-format camera, the new 800mm lens offers an equivalent focal length of 1200mm – or 1500mm when equipped with the included 1.25x converter.
The lens contains 20 elements (with two fluorite elements and two ED elements) in 13 groups and uses an electromagnetic diaphragm. The built-in Vibration Reduction compensates for four stops of correction.
The AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens should be available in April at a retail price of $17,899.95. Check availability here at B&H Photo.