Today Canon introduced the brand new 200-400 F4 L lens in reaction to Nikons modern-day 2 hundred-400 lens.
The lens is one of the handiest Canon lenses to characteristic a constructed in 1.4 teleconverter, at the click of a transfer. The lens is manifestly designed with Wildlife and Sports experts in thoughts.
So, as the identify of this submit mentions the rate is catching everyone off shield. Nikon’s contemporary 200-four hundred lens is going for round 6-7,000 and this ultra-modern canon lens is going to run you almost double that. The lens is going on sale for round $12,000 or around the charge of a small automobile.
Being a Nikon use this just makes me smile. I imply virtually, for the fee of this new Canon lens you could buy two Sigma 120-300mm F/2.8’s, 2 x2 teleconverters and a Nikon D4! It’s just my opinion, however I experience like Canon has grossly overshot the mark in this one. I don’t see anybody converting structures over this now, however telephoto-shooting execs may now keep in mind Nikon and their two hundred-400 f/4 VR to be a “good deal” at just $6,000.
I imply this is a Canon L lens, so that you already know that the optics and build exceptional are brilliant – however if Nikon can launch it for $6000 why does Canon suppose they could promote theirs for two times that? Sure the built in teleconverter is nice, however it does now not double the well worth of this lens, Not through a protracted shot. I will be curious to peer how the lens performs, optically of path however also how the sales carry out. I can’t consider too many humans chomping at the bit to spend 12K in this. But on the other hand, Sigma made the $30,000 two hundred-500mm f/2.Eight, if there ever changed into a “because we will!” lens to overcome this one!
Best case situation, Canon is playing the same old “MSRP video games” with this initial fee. Remember how they could continually launch a new 1Ds digital camera at a whopping $8,000, but inside 12-24 months that charge might drop to $7,000 for no reason? Similarly, it’s far feasible that Canon’s lengthy-time period purpose is to promote this lens at around $nine,000 or so, and they may be genuinely taking advantage of presently pent-up call for. Of course $9,000 is still some distance out of attain of maximum ordinary telephoto sports activities and natural world photographers, however then again this lens simply isn’t for each person!
If for some thing purpose you’ve got the 12k to spare, you can preorder the lens over at B&H.