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Old 08-02-2011, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by koputai View Post
Well, Canon have just thrown a mighty contender into the ring with the announcement of development of a brand new lens for release this year!

EF 200-400mm f/4L IS, with an integrated 1.4x Extender taking it to 280-560mm!! I'm sure this won't be cheap when it finally arrives!


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Wow - interesting image Jason. Lots of stuff happening towards the camera end of the lens! I assume those are the extender lens elements.
The 400mm f5.6L IS sounds exciting for daytime work - fantastic if they can keep the extra glass/electronics down to a minimum for astro work.
Would be a great option for your safari trip.
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:24 PM
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That looks wonderful Doug!,certainly be perfect for my interests-unlikely to ever be able to afford it,I am sure it will quite a few K-plus.

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Old 08-02-2011, 05:47 PM
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I was reading another forum and they're predicting that 200-400 f/4L IS to go for around $7k at least. Don't let it sway your decision much
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:05 PM
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Yes, I suppose when you take in to account what the current 400mm f/4DO costs, the L zoom with more features is going to be up there isn't it.

At that price (or anything near it) it's not going on the list!

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