+ New Canon 200-400mm f/4L Lens +
Yesterday Canon announced some exciting new Cameras and Lenses. Among other things, the most exciting for many is the new Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM with a 1.4x teleconverter built in. I’m not usually one to write about new products, but this is a really cool lens. A 200-400mm f4L with IS and the potential to reach 560mm! Quite impressive to say the least. For years, the only thing that could compare is the 100-400 f4-5.6 L, but the push/pull design wasn’t exactly favorable. This lens will certainly be of much higher quality than the 100-400, and I’m sure the image quality will improve greatly. Guaranteed, this new 200-400 f4 will be extremely popular when it hits the market sometime in 2011. Rest assured, it will have a hefty price tag, but this is a lens I certainly wouldn’t mind owning.
Here is the press release:
London, UK, 7th February 2011 – Canon today announces the development of a telephoto zoom lens featuring an integrated focal length extender – the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x. The lens will be displayed for the first time during CP+, held in Yokohama, Japan.
Designed for Canon’s leading range of EOS Digital SLR cameras, the new lens will be an ideal addition for sports and wildlife photographers, offering exceptional flexibility with a built-in 1.4x extender that creates an increased focal range of 280 – 560mm.
Perfect for photographers who require high performance, fast aperture and a flexible telephoto range, the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4× will enable photographers to shoot a greater breadth of subjects using a single lens, delivering the best possible image quality at all focal lengths.
Developed as a new addition to Canon’s acclaimed L-series of professional lenses, the new lens will offer an unsurpassed combination of versatility, first-class optical performance and an enhanced weather-proof construction. The model will be released as part of Canon’s continued development of its EF lens line-up, offering enhanced performance and improved functions that cater for the needs of photographers from beginners through to professionals.
The EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x is scheduled for launch during 2011.