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Monday, April 1, 2013

Canon EF 200-400mm f/2.8L shipping in May

The new EF 200-400mm f/2.8L + 2.0X zoom lens 

The EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4X is finally here! Read my review of this amazing lens.

Canon has announced the development of a new lens for their super Telephoto line – the EF 200-400mm f/2.8L IS + 2.0X – that features an integrated focal length extender to take its zoom range from 200mm to 800mm.

The lens was designed to replace the EF 200-400mm f/4L + 1.4X, which was announced over two years ago but was ultimately canceled due to unexplained reasons. Many loyal Canon customers were disappointed and this is Canon's way of making it up to their professional users. The new EF 200-400mm f/2.8L + 2.0X lens weighs only 5 pounds and is the world's lightest and longest zoom lens capable of a fixed aperture of f/2.8.

Developed as part of Canon's acclaimed L-series of professional lenses, the new lens will be an ideal addition for sports and wildlife photographers who require high performance, fast aperture and a flexible telephoto range. It 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 EF 200-400mm f/2.8L + 2.0X lens features an integrated 1.4 to 2.0X extender that can be engaged via a locking switch on the lens barrel.

This amazing zoom lens will offer an unsurpassed combination of versatility, first-class optical performance and an enhanced weatherproof construction. The EF 200-400mm f/2.8L + 2.0X will be showcased at the CP+ event to be held in Yokohama, Japan, on April 1, 2013 and is priced at $6999.00 including shipping anywhere in the world.

The lens 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 and is scheduled to arrive at camera stores at the beginning of May, 2013. Hurry up and place your orders now, it will be another best seller.

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