Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM Hands-On Photos

March 4, 2013 | Mark Goldstein | Lenses | 2 Comments | |
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The Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM is a new professional lens that first appeared at last year’s Olympics. Still in pre-production and not even officially announced, but looking like very much the real deal, we were able to take a look at one of three samples that were being shown to journalists to the Focus on Imaging Show in Bimingham, UK. The Canon 200-400mm features a built-in 1.4x tele-convertor to extend the reach to 560mm with very little loss of quality (easily activated by a switch on the lens barrel), a built-in filter holder, 2 customisable function buttons, and an innovative stepped focusing ring especially for video. The Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM is expected to ship sometime this year, price yet to be announced.

Check our our hands-on gallery of 16 photos of the new Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM lens.

A hands-on gallery of the new Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM lens.

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#1 Shariq M. Bijli

The Lens looks great and I'm amazed at the built-in features. Truly innovative and perfect for wildlife photography. Thanks for posting the very detailed images of the lens. Any idea how heavy the lens is and when can one expect this to be available in the market?

1:07 pm - Tuesday, March 5, 2013

#2 david thomas

Looks like a great lens and good that Canon sticking with great brass/metal lens plate whereas Nikon cutting corners with their embedded lens text identification which over time rubs off...

12:50 pm - Saturday, May 11, 2013