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p.4 #1 · p.4 #1 · Canon 200-400 hands on


I'm sure the majority of my bird shots are at 400mm, but I do use the lens all through the FL range and don't just use it for birding. I'd actually lve to see the 100-400L become an 80-400L II if they can keep IQ at least as good with the 5x zoom range.


Jul 04, 2012 at 10:22 PM
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p.4 #2 · p.4 #2 · Canon 200-400 hands on


grahamg wrote:
OK... its frustrating as the lens I tried out felt like a finished product. Yes 7 grand does seem a lot but I have immediate and regular use for it and would swallow the price for the increased productivity it would give me. I photograph a lot of dressage at all levels and have gone through a Sigma 120-300 + 1.4 tc and now use a Canon 300 2.8 . The quality difference is marked plus I can shoot wide open in very low light and achieve focus. Cannot do that with the Sigma. So the 200-400 is the logical
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a logical step but at $7,000 a bit beyond my budget






Jul 05, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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p.4 #3 · p.4 #3 · Canon 200-400 hands on


CW100 wrote:
a logical step but at $7,000 a bit beyond my budget




If 200-400L was introduced at $7,000, then Canon would sell too many of them, and we can't have that. Graham probably meant 7,000 punds sterling, which is more in line with the prices of other supertelephoto lenses these days.



Jul 05, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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