Canon has filed a new patent for EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens with built-in 1.4x and 1.7x extender. This patent showed that this new Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens has 2 stage built in extender (1.4x and 1.7x). So it means this new lens can reach a focal range of 400mm, 560mm & 680mm. The current Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM lens ($10,999 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama) with a built-in 1.4x extender can convert the focal range and maximum aperture to 280-560mm f/5.6.
Take a look at the patent details below translated by Google.
- Patent publication number 2016-191761
- Release date 2016.11.10
- Application date 2015.3.31
- Main lens
- Focal distance 392.57
- F number 2.90
- Field of View 3.15
- Image height 21.64
- Lens total length 371.15
- BF 44.00
- Example 1
- First state magnification 1.40
- Second state magnification 1.70