Canon has announced it is developing a new telephoto lens for its EOS DSLR cameras – the EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x zoom – that features an integrated focal length extender to take its zoom range to 280-560mm.
The lens will be showcased at the CP+ event to be held in Yokohama, Japan, from 9 to 12 February 2011. Developed as part of Canon's acclaimed L-series of professional lenses the new lens will be an ideal addition for sports and wildlife photographers who require high performance, fast aperture and a flexible telephoto range. It will enable photographers to shoot a greater breadth of subjects using a single lens, delivering the best possible image quality at all focal lengths.
The zoom lens will offer an unsurpassed combination of versatility, first-class optical performance and an enhanced weatherproof construction. The EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x is scheduled for launch during 2011 and will be released as part of Canon's continued development of its EF lens line-up, offering enhanced performance and improved functions that cater for the needs of photographers from beginners through to professionals.