Canon 200-400mm Lens to Include a Built-in Switchable 1.4x Teleconverter

Canon is on a tear today with its announcements. In addition to new Rebel cameras and new entry level flashes, they also have some lens news. First, they’re releasing new versions of their 500mm and 600mm lenses, but even more interesting is the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x lens they announced the development of. This is a zoom lens that has a 1.4x teleconverter built right in. Once you switch it on, it instant turns into a 280-560mm f/5.6 lens!

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  • Caleb Sommerville

    Dang, this seems like the kind of thing that should have always been a feature.

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  • Mouring

    I’d like to see the tear down of this lens. Since there is no place for the glass to go when the 1.4x is turned “off” there must be method for moving the lenses to a neutral position.

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  • Ian W

    I assume the hump is where is goes when it’s off.

  • Seth Christie

    In for one.

  • AndrewLeonard

    I couldn’t imagine this costing anything less than $6k, though it’s a great concept.

  • Jhracer3

    I love that security loop, that would be a great place to hook a strap.

  • kahokarl

    Ian W’s absolutely right about the hump. This tech’s long been an optional feature on the broadcast ENG circuit :) Gotta love the extras.

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  • Baldeagle

    this lens really gotme turned on