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| p.2 #5 · Tried the 5Dmk3 and 200-400 at Focus (FOI) |
I got to have a play with one of only two 200-400L's in existence.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49808929@N00/6810655664/sizes/o/in/photostream/ (please copy and paste the entire URL if you want to see it, and ignore my ugly face )
My mate is friends with a few of the Canon reps so they let us have a few minutes with the 200-400. Flicking the extender into place didnt seem to slow the AF much, if at all and the sharpness still seemed excellent. Its a beast of a lens; It felt heavier than the 400 f/2.8 IS ii, which they also let me handhold and mount...Show more →
Thank you for your report, Stuart...that is very interesting. Zoom optics and its mechanism certainly add weight to a lens. If it feels as heavy as 400 f/2.8 IS MkII, then hand-holding 200-400L is certainly doable, but it will not be enjoyable for most people, including myself.
( I've never had any acquisition plans for 200-400L, since the zoom doesn't fit in with my other lenses.)