200-400 F/4L IS USM extender 1.4x Lens

Started Sep 12, 2011 | Discussions
hannerc Forum Member • Posts: 51
200-400 F/4L IS USM extender 1.4x Lens

This forum has been silent on this since the announcement 7 months ago. Anyone heard anything on a price or release date?

Chuck

dddiver Regular Member • Posts: 379
Re: 200-400 F/4L IS USM extender 1.4x Lens

Very curious myself, since I will probably buy that lens, if I can afford it
I already sold my 100-400, now saving for the probable extra cost.

I expect the lens to be released shortly prior to some important show: PMA, Photokina? I don't think it will come soon, and even then it will probably be in small numbers, keeping the price high...
Just my thoughts...
L.

Martin_E Regular Member • Posts: 306
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Hi, Probable extra cost is an understatement, I hope you've got deep pockets as this lens will probably be between £6K - £7K, I would have kept the 100-400 as a general walk about lens when your too tired to cart the 200-400mm f4 around. I would also love this lens. I sold my 1 month old Canon 500mm f4 for £4600 when I heard about the 200-400, but as much as I would love it, I'm not prepared to pay £2K more for the pleasure

Martin,

stucs201 Regular Member • Posts: 368
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dddiver wrote:

Very curious myself, since I will probably buy that lens, if I can afford it
I already sold my 100-400, now saving for the probable extra cost.

I expect the lens to be released shortly prior to some important show: PMA, Photokina? I don't think it will come soon, and even then it will probably be in small numbers, keeping the price high...
Just my thoughts...
L.

My guess? It'll be out just in time to join the crowd of white lenses on show at next year's olympics.

Tiosabas Forum Member • Posts: 83
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Yes It is going to be expensive and heavy. But, I am wondering what are Canon going to do to keep the likes of us enthusiasts happy that can't afford or aren't willing to pay for the new series II IS super telephotos?

The previous super telephoto range were just about in reach at a stretch but the new ones have taken quite a hike in price.

To me there is now a big price gap between the F4 telephotos, 100-400 and 70-300 to the series II IS telephotos. Are 2.8 telephotos out of the ordinary mans reach now?

Maybe Sigma will fill this gap?

Leeuwarden Regular Member • Posts: 131
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Sigma's can not fill a gap. You can however fill a gap with Sigma's

dddiver Regular Member • Posts: 379
Re: 200-400 F/4L IS USM extender 1.4x Lens

Yes I know it will be expensive. On the other hand: if Canon makes them far too expensive, how many will they sell? If or when the price is prohibitive, I will rent one on those occasions I need one, such as my annual safari to Africa. I would rather own one, of course, but economics being as they are...

For day to day carry-around I have an 70-200 2.8 IS, with both 1.4x and 2.0x extenders, the latter being quite soft, I'm sorry to say, but it will do in "emergencies" (better a soft shot of the action than no shot at all).

L.

expro Senior Member • Posts: 1,682
Re: 200-400 F/4L IS USM extender 1.4x Lens

there will be lots of pros willing to pay this as may well forego new 400f2.8ISii and thus save bundles!

yes there is a gap appearing..... shame...

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Jim4496 Contributing Member • Posts: 595
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The earthquake has messed up the schedules for all the lenses.
I don't think you'll see this one before next year.

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eclipsechaser Senior Member • Posts: 1,167
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Tiosabas wrote:

Maybe Sigma will fill this gap?

The Sigma 120-300 f/2.8L OS looks pretty decent. Not exactly the same but I believe it works pretty well with extenders. If you can live with slightly lower IQ than the Canons, you can save an absolute fortune.

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eclipsechaser Senior Member • Posts: 1,167
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Excuse the L part...

eclipsechaser wrote:

Tiosabas wrote:

Maybe Sigma will fill this gap?

The Sigma 120-300 f/2.8L OS looks pretty decent. Not exactly the same but I believe it works pretty well with extenders. If you can live with slightly lower IQ than the Canons, you can save an absolute fortune.

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Scott Larson Veteran Member • Posts: 6,293
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expro wrote:

there will be lots of pros willing to pay this as may well forego new 400f2.8ISii and thus save bundles!

A lot of Nikon shooters are using their 200-400mm f4 lenses for field sports so I suspect a lot of Canon shooters will too. Why else would Canon have designed and released this lens?

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nekrosoft13 Regular Member • Posts: 455
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hannerc wrote:

This forum has been silent on this since the announcement 7 months ago. Anyone heard anything on a price or release date?

Chuck

this is comparison between 200-400 and 100-400,

the new 200-400 will cost over $7,000, probably over $9,000, and its not a replacement for 100-400.

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BigBen08 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,116
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nekrosoft13 wrote:

the new 200-400 will cost over $7,000, probably over $9,000, and its not a replacement for 100-400.

That's your opinion , not fact.

dddiver Regular Member • Posts: 379
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Just for proper comparison, do you have a similar picture with the 100-400 extended to 400mm?

L.

Howard
Howard Senior Member • Posts: 1,863
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What is your opinion?
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nekrosoft13 Regular Member • Posts: 455
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Nikon version of the same lens minus the build in extender is $7,000. if you think canon version will cost 1,600-4,000 you are insane.

BigBen08 wrote:

nekrosoft13 wrote:

the new 200-400 will cost over $7,000, probably over $9,000, and its not a replacement for 100-400.

That's your opinion , not fact.

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expro Senior Member • Posts: 1,682
Re: 200-400 F/4L IS USM extender 1.4x Lens

sorry that is exactly what I said...

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