Canon’s New 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x TC Lens Around the Corner?
Canon’s highly anticipated dream lens, the 200-400mm f/4 with a built-in 1.4x teleconverter that was seen at the Olympics has been used “in the wild.” CanonRumors reports that one of its readers, Ben, got to use the likely $11,000 lens in South Africa for a bit after speaking with a product manager…
Ben’s first impressions point to a perhaps-difficult-to-use switch to flip the teleconverter into place, but that it gets easier if you have the lens on a monopod (almost a necessity anyway, wouldn’t you say?). Autofocus is supposed to be extremely quick, too.
Does this mean we could see this lens soon? Perhaps. It was also reportedly a production model — updated since the Olympics. If we do see it early next year, no doubt it’ll be in limited quantities.