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Sep 15, 2014 11:26 |  #1

Can't wait to see samples from this new iteration of the 400L DO IS!!! Stay tuned!!

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Sep 15, 2014 12:08 |  #2

Join the flickr group https://www.flickr.com …ef_400mm_f4_do_​is_ii_usm/ (external link)

This bad boy is being offered at $6899, a $430 premium over the previous series.

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Sep 15, 2014 12:17 |  #3

^ Just did... Thank you, good sir!!!

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Sep 15, 2014 13:34 |  #4

So pretty!

I'm tempted on replacing my 400mm f/5.6 with the MK 1 once the price drops a bit more.




  
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Sep 15, 2014 18:55 |  #5

Just pre-ordered via Adorama :)


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Sep 15, 2014 19:27 |  #6

What are everyone's thoughts on the release price? Pushing $7k feels quite steep to me, even for what is sure to be a great piece of glass.

That said, I can't wait to see some of the results that come out of this one.


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Sep 15, 2014 20:28 |  #7

I almost bought the Mk1 before I added the 300 2.8. The 300 2.8 is a great piece of kit even with me but I always wondered about the DO. for me every decision is weight based. I come from a big backpacking background where the lighter the gear is the more it cost-you'd be suprised how much gear we hike with now is cuben and carbon fiber, e.g. lightweight lenses cost.....though this Mk II weighs a bit more with the IS. Honestly I thought the DO Mk II would come in around 8-8500$.


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Sep 15, 2014 23:39 |  #8

If it performs very well with 2X TC III, I will swap my 300 f2.8L II with this baby. Can't wait to see some samples with both TCs


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Sep 16, 2014 01:21 |  #9

Justinsmnz wrote in post #17156937 (external link)
What are everyone's thoughts on the release price? Pushing $7k feels quite steep to me, even for what is sure to be a great piece of glass.

That said, I can't wait to see some of the results that come out of this one.

It's $430 more expensive than the outgoing model. As long fast-ish lenses go this is cheap.


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Sep 16, 2014 01:22 |  #10

^Ha! I'm not greedy, if it does ok with a TC1.4iii I'll be happy...just a hobbyist, no natgeo dreams for me.


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Oct 05, 2014 01:42 |  #11

Can't wait for Canon CPS to get some so I can try it out :D

EDIT: Actually, I just checked and the 400mm IS DO II is already on the list of Canon CPS USA's evaluation list, not sure if it's available immediately tho


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Nov 19, 2014 00:54 |  #12

Interesting. Amazon now states this on the 400 DO II:
This item will be released on November 24, 2014.
The operative words are 'will be'.
If so, and if Adorama is on the same page, I should have this lens in my grubbies by next Wednesday :)


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Nov 19, 2014 08:24 |  #13

^Totally different ends of the glass spectrum, but that's the date they gave for the EF-S 24mm pancake, which started shipping on the 13th... So who knows, you might get it sooner!



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Nov 19, 2014 14:53 |  #14

I still wonder why Canon upgraded this lens. It wasn't wildly popular in the 1st version. Maybe they really have pulled something out of the hat with the diffractive optic magician. I can see the 100-400 upgrade, seems everywhere I go I see that lens while I've never seen a 400 DO out and about, and I only know one person who has the 1st gen.


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Nov 22, 2014 00:01 |  #15

T minus two days and counting. Why do I think I'm the only one pouncing on this lens?
I can understand the financial reluctance for those living in the UK with the huge price penalty, maybe in europe too.


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