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Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Video Review
Photographer Joshua Holko posted an interesting video review of a pre-production prototype Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC.

In the video, Joshua offers us an exclusive look at this lens in the field and his insights on image quality.

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Feb 03, 2013 at 07:47 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Video Review


Oh PetKal, did you see this?


Feb 03, 2013 at 06:01 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Video Review


You can find a lot of comments about this lens from this thread:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1092341/0?keyword=200-400#10415461

Which was started 11 months ago...



Feb 03, 2013 at 06:17 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Video Review


As a wealthy amateur, he will be ordering one soon. Of course, I will have to wait for his review before making up my mind.


Feb 03, 2013 at 06:18 PM
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Sarsfield wrote:
You can find a lot of comments about this lens from this thread:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1092341/0?keyword=200-400#10415461

Which was started 11 months ago...


Which are 11 months old, unlike the above recent hands-on review.



Feb 03, 2013 at 06:19 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Video Review


And he's confirmed that you can indeed stick a TC on the back


Feb 03, 2013 at 06:37 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Video Review


Wish it was a written review! Hate watching video gear reviews.


Feb 03, 2013 at 06:44 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Video Review


Meh. I won't watch the videos either. It's pretty obvious that the lens is not up to production yet. Anyway it is all promotion/advertizing until there are independent lab tests of production models.

EBH



Feb 03, 2013 at 06:53 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Video Review


There is another thread on the 200-400 I mentioned Joshua was testing it.


Feb 03, 2013 at 07:05 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Video Review


I don't care much for video reviews either, and half way into this I gave up, there is nothing new except recitation of the specs.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Video Review


It's useful that he confirmed external TCs can be used on the lens.
He got a bit confused about the purpose of each of the IS Modes, but I do not blame him for screwing up the Mode 3, because it is still not clear in my mind who'd use that and why.

When it comes to the lens weight, I felt he sounded kinda vague..."it's heavier than 300 f/2.8 IS and lighter than 500 f/4" . Which 500 f/4.....MkI or MkII ? Besides, why didn't he weigh the lens, then he'd now for sure.




Feb 03, 2013 at 08:22 PM
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If its not a production copy then theres little point in weighing it anyhow.


Feb 03, 2013 at 08:50 PM
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Which are 11 months old, unlike the above recent hands-on review.

Which has nothing new to offer us.



Feb 03, 2013 at 08:54 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Video Review


Sarsfield wrote:
Which has nothing new to offer us.


Speak for yourself.



Feb 03, 2013 at 09:05 PM
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Dear Canon,

You should've gotten Petkal to do the video review.

Also what's the weight, dimensions, price and availability of the thing? We've been waiting for over a year already.

Cheers,

Paolo



Feb 03, 2013 at 09:07 PM
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dolina wrote:
Dear Canon,

You should've gotten Petkal to do the video review.

Cheers,

Paolo


Pogito, that could obviously never happen. However, at least in theory, Nikon might be willing to pay me to review some of the Canon lenses, such as 800L or 400 DO.



Feb 03, 2013 at 09:21 PM
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PetKal wrote:
Pogito, that could obviously never happen. However, at least in theory, Nikon might be willing to pay me to review some of the Canon lenses, such as 800L or 400 DO.

Naughty naughty.



Feb 03, 2013 at 09:46 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Video Review


Speak for yourself.

Okay, me. Sorry for offending you with my remark. It's just that this video tells us nothing that we did not know 11 months ago. Except for maybe the fact that you can use TC's which most everyone expected.



Feb 03, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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Sarsfield wrote:
...... this video tells us nothing that we did not know 11 months ago. Except for maybe the fact that you can use TC's which most everyone expected.


Once again you are using the term "us" to include me.

Until watching his video, I did not know:

1. That you could use TC's, which most everyone did not know.
2. That the weight is close to that of the 500 f4 (probably version I).
3. And that the optical performance rivals that of the primes.



Feb 04, 2013 at 12:11 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Video Review


I wonder what combo would give better IQ:
1)Lens with built-in TC active and a 1.4TCMkIII added OR
2)Lens without the built-in active and the 2.0TCMkIII added?

The lens with built-in active and a 2.0TCmkIII added would likely be pushing it. But it would give you a non autofocusing 560-1120 f/11 lens. that with a flick of a switch would go back to a 400-800 f/8 lens.

And why couldn't he be more specific if he was talking about the 500 mkI or mkII when mentioning the weight?? Still seems lighter than previous estimates putting it at 400 f/2.8II or 600 f/4II type of weight.



Feb 04, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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