Canon U.S.A. Announces the Availability of the Versatile EF 200‐400mm F/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens

  Canon U.S.A. Announces the Availability of the Versatile EF 200‐400mm F/4L
  IS USM Extender 1.4x Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens

Award-Winning Photographer Shares First-Hand Experiences with the EF 200-400mm
                        F/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x lens

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MELVILLE, N.Y. -- May 14, 2013

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a
dynamic new super-telephoto zoom lens, the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender
1.4x. Designed for use with all Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras, the new
L-series lens has an integrated 1.4x focal length extender and
high‐performance Image Stabilization technology, offering exceptional shooting
flexibility and range, ideal for sports or wildlife photography.

The new EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x zoom lens features an optically
matched built-in 1.4x extender that increases the maximum focal length to
560mm, simultaneously preserving image quality and enabling the seamless
capture of distant, moving subjects. With a simple switch, photographers can
easily increase zoom range, which is extremely useful when it’s difficult to
change lenses quickly, and helps protect delicate equipment like a DSLR
camera’s image sensor in environments with dust, high humidity or other
extreme environmental factors.

Peter Read Miller, an award-winning sports photographer and Canon Explorer of
Light, recently used the new lens while shooting various worldwide sporting

“I had the opportunity recently to use Canon’s new 200-400 lens at a number of
sporting events,” said Miller. “I found it to be incredibly versatile,
replacing several different prime lenses that I would usually carry. The zoom
allows me to control my framing; the autofocus has speed equal to or faster
than most fixed focal length telephoto lenses and the ability to engage the
1.4 extender without taking my eye away from the camera is a unique feature
not found in any other telephoto lens available today.”

To help deliver beautiful, soft, image backgrounds, the lens features a
9-blade circular aperture. The lens also utilizes inner focusing, ring USM, a
high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithms for fast and accurate autofocusing.
Quiet and smooth focus shifts – essential for filmmaking – are made possible
with Canon’s Power Focus mode.

Using advanced optical materials such as fluorite crystal and UD glass, the
new lens provides excellent correction of chromatic aberration throughout the
entire zoom range, and delivers high-quality images with high levels of
resolution, color fidelity and contrast. With three image stabilization modes,
(standard, panning, and during exposure only) and stabilization effective up
to four shutter speed steps, the new EF 200-400mm lens provides excellent
results for a wide range of subjects and shooting scenarios. The new lens also
includes dust- and water-resistant construction designed for extended usage
under harsh conditions.

“The EF 200-400 along with the Canon EOS-1D X camera body is my new ‘go–to’
combination for shooting sports,” concluded Miller.

The EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x zoom lens is expected to be
available at the end of May for an estimated retail price of $11,799.00.

For more information about Canon’s new EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
lens, and a full list of product specifications, visit

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

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