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Canon has announced the development of a new 200-400mm lens with a built-in 1.4x focal length extender. Called the CanonEF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4×, the new telezoom will enable photographers to shoot a greater breadth of subjects using a single lens, delivering the best possible image quality at all focal lengths, the company claims. With the use of the integrated extender, the lens becomes a 280-560mm, making it ideal for wildlife and sports photographers. The lens will be displayed for the first time during CP+, held in Yokohama, Japan.
Canon Press Release
Canon announces development of a new telephoto zoom lens with an integrated extender
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 7th February 2011 – Canon today announces the development of a telephoto zoom lens featuring an integrated focal length extender – the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4×. The lens will be displayed for the first time during CP+, held in Yokohama, Japan.
Designed for Canon’s leading range of EOS Digital SLR cameras, the new lens will be an ideal addition for sports and wildlife photographers, offering exceptional flexibility with a built-in 1.4× extender that creates an increased focal range of 280 – 560mm. Perfect for photographers who require high performance, fast aperture and a flexible telephoto range, the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4× will enable photographers to shoot a greater breadth of subjects using a single lens, delivering the best possible image quality at all focal lengths.
Developed as a new addition to Canon’s acclaimed L-series of professional lenses, the new lens will offer an unsurpassed combination of versatility, first-class optical performance and an enhanced weather-proof construction. The model will be released as part of Canon’s continued development of its EF lens line-up, offering enhanced performance and improved functions that cater for the needs of photographers from beginners through to professionals.