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Canon 400 f/5.6 Out of Stock Everywhere

 
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Mar 16, 2009 00:04 |  #1

Canon has got to have a replacement for this lens in the works. This lens is out of stock everywhere!

The price search engines/companies are also dropping this lens like a dirty diaper. Even Amazon has it out of stock and only has a couple posted as "used".

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Mar 16, 2009 09:01 |  #2

Hmm, i guess there isn't much you can do. Just keep your eyes open

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Mar 16, 2009 16:45 |  #3

I noticed it was hard to find also but figured they were just holding back because of the economy. It is a pretty niche item.




  
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Mar 16, 2009 22:05 as a reply to  @ hobbes2112's post |  #4

I got one last week from B&H. Sorry, I must have gotten the last one.


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Mar 16, 2009 22:44 as a reply to  @ MischiefK9s's post |  #5

I got mine about 8 months ago, brand new, prior to that they were hard to find in stock. My guess is, they only produce so many within a certain length of time. I was on a waiting list with B&H for about 6 weeks before they got them in stock.


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Mar 16, 2009 22:46 |  #6

It's a vast Nikon conspiracy...


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Mar 16, 2009 23:23 |  #7

Now would be a good time for them to introduce IS to the lens as I was looking at getting this one when funds allowed / saved up and IS may be icing on the cake. I would be a bit nervous shooting at 400mm @ f/5.6 in anything but bright sun


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Mar 16, 2009 23:27 as a reply to  @ slitherjef's post |  #8

My only concern with an IS version is, knowing Canon, they'll probably price it at $1699+ (probably more though) and thus it will no longer be an affordable 400mm prime.


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Mar 17, 2009 23:05 |  #9

John_TX wrote in post #7539027 (external link)
My only concern with an IS version is, knowing Canon, they'll probably price it at $1699+ (probably more though) and thus it will no longer be an affordable 400mm prime.

Yep. Look what IS did to the price of the 70-200f4. I think it's now $600 vs 1100


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Mar 18, 2009 08:53 |  #10

Worth the price premium IMHO.


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Mar 18, 2009 09:22 |  #11

Likewise. I got one (RAZOR SHARP) from B&H last week. I don't see Canon offering this lens with IS. That would eat into the other 400mm lens offerings I would think. I'm not sure what to do now though with the one I just got... It is incredible as to how sharp it is. How often do you use a 400mm in low light without a tripod? IS would, perhaps, impact IQ, and clearly price and weight.

Se my post in DPREVIEW at the time, last entry from Jay S. http://forums.dpreview​.com …rum=1029&messag​e=31311393 (external link)
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I got one last week from B&H. Sorry, I must have gotten the last one.




  
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Mar 18, 2009 09:29 as a reply to  @ Jay_S's post |  #12

I think I'm going to pick up one of these when they get back in stock. I want it primarily for the additional focal length and want the option to use it with a 1.4x TC (no AF of course). 560mm is 560mm! :lol:

While the 100-400IS would be more flexible, it just doesn't take a TC well (from what I've read).
Also, I already have a majority of that range covered with the 70-200 F4 IS + 1.4x TC (98-280mm) which has much better IS than the 100-400.


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Mar 24, 2009 08:19 |  #13

I'll confirm my local camera rep indicated this was a special order, and his canon rep told them it's a "hard to get" lens. There are a few others on the list as well. I did not see the list, he just told me about it.


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Mar 24, 2009 08:26 as a reply to  @ Sean's post |  #14

They seem to have just about turned off the faucet on these lenses!
It seems like a few drip out every couple of weeks though.


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Mar 25, 2009 12:24 |  #15

Sean wrote in post #7587111 (external link)
I'll confirm my local camera rep indicated this was a special order, and his canon rep told them it's a "hard to get" lens. There are a few others on the list as well. I did not see the list, he just told me about it.

I bought mine a couple of weeks ago...had it shipped from Henry's in TO plus they price matched it as well....sweet deal!
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