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| p.3 #8 · Possible reason the 200-400/4 1.4x is delayed |
Roland W wrote:
...One of my main uses would be for air shows, where for me the zoom and built in extender make it a much better choice than any given fixed focal length super telephoto. The problem is that with the budget cuts, the chances of any good air shows with Military jet performers happening this season are very small, and the long term future of good air shows is also in question. That makes this lens much less valuable to me, and I may decide to cancel my long standing pre-order. On the other hand, if the delay continues long...Show more →
Everything I've read about the 200-400 is that it's not lightweight, so unless you stay put at an airshow, I just cannot see lugging that around. I shoot air shows with a 400 DO and a 70-300L... great relatively portable kit!
I'm partial to shows which feature the Blue Angels and the T-Birds... so I'm pretty sure I won't be shooting them this year. One the other hand, if you're fortunate to live in Canada or the UK, the CAF Snowbirds as well as the RAF Red Arrows should still be performing, and both are superb flight teams. And the Snowbirds venture down to the US periodically too...