Inside the Canon 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x

I was fascinated by this video because I own one of these lenses, but I think it’s worth sharing with you guys as well. This lens is a huge optical achievement from Canon and it puts a smile on my face every time I use it.  The built-in 1.4x extender is still a unique feature in the photo world, and it makes this lens design extremely complex.  Just look how many pieces there are in this thing! Should you wish to buy one (warming, you will get sticker shock), they have them at B&H Photo and Amazon. Here’s my one …

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New Free eBook Available – Canon 200-400 Extended Review

Since my review of the stellar Canon 200-400 has been very popular I’ve launched a slightly extended version with extra images as a free eBook.  The book is available in either PDF format or iBook through my website Shutter Muse HERE. I much prefer browsing images on a tablet device and I love the way this review looks on iPads and Android tablets.  

Canon 200-400 Review

Over on Shutter Muse I have posted an in-depth review of the Canon 200-400 f4 L IS.  Is this the worlds best wildlife photography lens as many predicted?  Find out what $12,000 can get you here……

Unboxing the Canon 200-400 F4 L IS 1.4 Ext

Well the day finally came.  Canon’s most anticipated professional lens is making its way into public hands and I was able to get one of the first few that landed in Canada.  As I say in the video, every photographer should get the opportunity to experience the excitement of unwrapping one of Canon’s “Big Whites”.  Gear porn? Yes indeed, but i know some of you love these kinds of videos. Now time to go and shoot! Buy your own Canon 200-400

Accessories For The Canon 200-400 F4 L IS

I ordered the Canon 200-400 F4 L IS the minute it was finally announced and as soon as my local store confirmed that it would be arriving in just a couple of weeks I set about grabbing a few necessary accessories for it.  Since it’s a $12,000 lens I don’t mind spending a few more dollars on a couple of things to protect it and ease its operations.  Let’s take a look at what is available for this exciting new lens: Really Right Stuff LCF-53 This is a replacement foot for the lens that included the Arca Swiss standard dovetail

The Ultimate Wildlife Lens – Canon 200-400 F4 L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4×

The full press release for the Canon 200-400 first announcement can be found here.  I wanted to touch on a few further thoughts about what is an incredible lens.  For years Canon shooters complained about the old school style of the Canon 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L IS.  With it’s push pull design many people found that it sucked in dust and there were also large variations in the quality of them.  Sometimes you could get a great copy, and if you didn’t mind dealing with the odd zoom design you could make some great images with it.  Many wildlife photographers used