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| p.8 #15 · Official: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4X released! |
I think the mentaility of people will have to undergo a major change when we see the images of the 200-400.
In the same way no one beleved that the new super teles when combined with series III converters coukd yield IQ and AF performance close to bare lenses i think the IQ of this zoom will be close if not matching the big primes.
We have lived in a world governed by zoom have poor IQ in comparison to primes. So as a super owner (300/400/500/600/800) i have snobbishly looked down my nose at the IQ of zooms.
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Darren, you do make good points, and I am pretty sure that, practically speaking, the lens will produce prime like results (talking about IQ).
However, its key parameters are factual: nominal aperture f/4 at 400mm, 3.6 kg, and $12,000.
When looking at those key paremeters, the lens might make lottsa sense for those that need (or desire) its zooming feature. However, if a zoom is not a priority, then the lens loses its appeal very abruptly, particularly when compared to a faster/longer, lighter and cheaper lens such as 500 II.