The sought-after Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens is rumored to finally make its official appearance during an event which is said to take place on May 31.
Canon will hold a special product announcement event on May 31 in the Netherlands. Sources have reported this fact and they have also said that the product in question is the EOS 70D, while some lenses and PowerShot cameras might show up, too.
Canon reps confirm EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens’ May 2013 announcement
Since no official confirmation has arrived, sources are still speculating and two people have revealed that Canon representatives are confirming
This optic has been caught in action numerous times. It has even been rumored more times than we have actually seen it.
Photographers who managed to get their hands on it have reported that the lens is ready for action and that it is beyond their comprehension why the company keeps delaying it.
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens may be announced on May 14 or 31
Well, the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens may be on the verge of being announced. According to two different sources, Canon reps have confirmed that the super-telephoto zoom product is coming in May 2013.
The exact date is not known yet, but one report about a Canon event refers to May 31. The lens could be revealed on May 14, but photographers who want to renew their glass should not hold their breath over it.
Nobody truly knows why the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens is not available yet
Previously, other sources have suggested that Canon is delaying the product’s launch due to the material used for manufacturing the lens. It appears that the company is not satisfied by it and that users would complain about its quality.
Once again, such reports have never been recognized by the Japan-based company and we are still in the dark over the lens’ alleged postponement. All in all, this situation is worth following and the lens’ launch should not surprise anybody.