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| Re: Official: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4X released! |
This 400mm lens ......
(1) Costs 1/10 of the 200-400L price.
(2) It is 1/3 of the 200-400L weight and perhaps 1/2 of the volume, and it has integral hood.
(3) Its AF response may turn out to be better than that of 200-400L, in half decent light or better.
(4) Its IQ is probably not significantly inferior.
OK, the lens is one stop slower than 200-400L, and, to whomever that might be important, it is not a zoom. Also, it doesn\'t have IS.
All in all, to me the 400 f/5.6 prime has a major versatility factor, and it is a big value for its purchase price.
Arguably, 200-400L is a very different lens, however, 400 f/5.6 fulfills my needs better for a minor fraction of the cost.