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| p.1 #18 · 200-400 f4 by end of 2012?.. maybe |
Pixel Perfect wrote:
I'm sorry but 4kg+ for a zoom lens makes it useless to me. A zoom is supposed to be about convenience but at 4kg+ this means regular tripod and gimbal usage. Hand holding will be for brief periods at best. A 200-400 f/4 should be about the same weight as a 120-300 f/2.8 and given Canon's advanced new procedure for building the superteles to save weight, I'm gob smacked this is at least a kilo heavier than the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 and 700g heavier if we add a 1.4x or 2x TC to that lens, and Sigma does not have the same exotic build for lightweight Canon does. Hopefully the guy was talking crap about the weight.
Many people fall under pressure to speak about their employer's plans, of which they may not have all the facts and/or they may not be authorised to do so anyways.
The pressure comes from the public and media, as well as a normal tendency we all have to augment our own corporate standing in public.
The following doesn't inspire confidence: First, they say the plan is to have the lens out by year end, and then they hasten to add a "caveat" that they anticipate it will/might/should (?) happen by year end, but they do not (really) know. Besides, who knows what the news-item writer might have (mis)understood out of that whole conversation.
Furthermore, the operating feedback was conveyed that 200-400L didn't AF as fast as 400 f/2.8 IS MkII. That is something very unusual for a Canon spokesman to say. Besides, that sorta AF speed difference.....what does it really mean, and is that good or bad ?