Canon EF 100-400mm L Lens

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Thumper the cat, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. Could anyone tell me if this lens is a plastic mount or if it is a
    steel mount. I have a feeling that one of the eastern stores (NY) is
    selling me a bill of goods and attempting to boost the price...

    Larry

     
    Thumper the cat, Jul 8, 2005
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    John_B Guest

    Metal mount, its a very strong lens.
    It has to be its big and heavy too but
    takes great pictures.

    "Thumper the cat"
    message
    4ax.com...
    attempting to boost the price...
     
    John_B, Jul 8, 2005
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    Colic Guest

    Working on the assumption that you are talking about
    the Canon made 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L IS here. It is
    an outstanding lens.

    There is only one version of this lens, and it is a metal
    mount. All L lenses are metal mount. All L lenses have
    exceptional build quality. A regular price for this lens
    is in the $1400 USD range, plus or minus a bit.

    The lens is a push-pull design, and some people do
    not like that kind of thing, but I think it works very
    well on a lens of this size. Without it it would not
    be possible to zoom and focus at the same time. It
    also makes it possible to zoom or focus while keeping
    your hand directly under the lens, providing the best
    possible stability.

    C!
     
    Colic, Jul 9, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    Trust me, it has a steel mount, that "plastic mount" garbage is classic bait
    and switch...
     
    Skip M, Jul 9, 2005
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  5. Steel Mount
    Nice lens, bit heavy for what I shoot but it worked nicely at the Indy 500
    JS
     
    Richard Stark, Jul 9, 2005
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  6. I also received a reply from Canon saying that this lens is only
    available in a metal mount. So this is not "bait and switch" its just
    outright fraud ! Two different places tried this number on me. One of
    them quoted a $120, premium for the metal mount which would have made
    their price pretty much on a par with most of the dealers; B & H etc.
    And both of these dealers show up on any of the price comparisons
    through Google. Anyone want thei names just say so...

    Thumper
     
    Thumper the cat, Jul 9, 2005
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    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    Save yourself future grief. I give you the First Rule Of Buying Camera
    Stuff: Get it at B&H. Period.
     
    Jeremy Nixon, Jul 9, 2005
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