Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens Wildlife Kit

BH #CA2004004ISW (B&H Kit)
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Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens Wildlife Kit
Key Features
  • Speedlite 600EX II-RT
  • Flash Extender
  • Tripod Legs
  • Gimbal Head
An ideal set for wildlife photographers, the Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens Wildlife Kit by B&H packages a telephoto zoom lens with a sturdy tripod and gimbal head for stability. The kit also includes a Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash and flash extender for illuminating subjects at distance.
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Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens
  • 3Gitzo GT3543LS Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)
  • 4Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base
  • 5Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT
  • 6Visual Echoes FX3 Better Beamer Flash Extender for Use with Telephoto Lenses

An ideal set for wildlife photographers, the Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens Wildlife Kit by B&H packages a telephoto zoom lens with a sturdy tripod and gimbal head for stability. The kit also includes a Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash and flash extender for illuminating subjects at distance.

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens

A long-reaching zoom characterized by its versatility, the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x from Canon is a medium to super-telephoto distinguished by its unique optical design and fast performance. Featuring a built-in 1.4x extender, you can quickly and intuitively switch between the native 200-400mm f/4 setting and an effective 280-560mm f/5.6 for greater reach. Benefitting this unique design is a sophisticated optical layout, which includes one fluorite element and four ultra-low dispersion elements to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for increased clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to individual elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for greater color accuracy and contrast when working in bright or backlit conditions.

Beyond the optical attributes, this 200-400mm f/4 is also characterized by its advanced four stop-effective Image Stabilizer system, which has three separate stabilization modes to suit various shooting applications. Also complementing handling is a sophisticated ring-type USM, which provides quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. Additionally, this lens is weather-sealed for use in trying environmental conditions and it has a removable rotating tripod collar to benefit working atop a tripod or monopod.

Super telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 320-640mm equivalent focal length.
Built-in 1.4x extender allows you to instantly extend your reach to 280-560mm (or 448-896mm equivalent with APS-C cameras) simply by flipping the left-hand switch. Since the extender is integrated within the lens housing, it is optically matched to the lens for improved imaging performance and also fully maintains the lens's weather sealing.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture, without the teleconverter in position, offers consistent illumination throughout the zoom range. When the 1.4x teleconverter is engaged, the maximum aperture is effectively f/5.6.
One fluorite element and four ultra-low dispersion elements are used to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve greater clarity and color accuracy.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds. Three distinct IS modes are available: standard single-shot mode, a panning-optimized mode, and a mode that only activates the Image Stabilizer during the exposure.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with optimized focusing algorithms and a high-speed CPU, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Focus Preset function is available to quickly recall a programmed focusing position.
Focus Limiter switch lets you constrain the focusing to different ranges for faster performance to suit different applications.
A Power Focus setting is available, and allows you to electronically and smoothly adjust your focus position to suit video recording. This setting utilizes a dedicated ring in front of the main focusing ring and allows you to use one of two different focusing speeds.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens is sealed against dust and moisture for working in inclement environmental conditions.
Fluorine-coating on exposed elements affords protection to the optical system, resists smudging and fingerprints, and is easier to clean.
Removable rotating tripod collar is included and benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.
Compatible with optional EF 1.4X and EF 2X teleconverters.
UPC: 013803134179

Gitzo GT3543LS Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)

The GT3543LS Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod from Gitzo is a high capacity carbon fiber tripod that represents the ultimate goals of the Systematic lineup—minimal weight, durability, and uncompromising stability. The Series 3 tripods are optimal for traveling light but with extremely sturdy support, especially for those who prefer to work without a center column or need enhanced modularity.

Within the Series 3 line the GT3543LS is given the "Long" designation as it can extend from a minimum height of 3.5", to a maximum height of 57.5", all while maintaining an impressive weight capacity of 55 lb. Incorporating Gitzo's patented carbon eXact tubing, the GT3543LS sports maximum rigidity while keeping its weight to an absolute minimum. Weighing just 4.5 lb allows the tripod it be easily carried or transported in the studio or out in the field. It's folded length of just 22.4" makes storing or travelling with the tripod easy and convenient.

The Systematic line also features an array of unique, patented, and useful features which set a standard for professional quality. The key design element of the series is the use of Gitzo's Carbon eXact tubes which are extremely rigid despite their lightweight design. The carbon tubing is complimented by Gitzo's G-Lock Ultra twist-locks which maintain stable, solid connections between leg sections and prevent joint damage by blocking out dirt, dust, and moisture. Each leg on the tripod features a 50mm rubber articulating foot, providing a stable and versatile base for setting the tripod on most surfaces. If required, the feet may be removed and replaced with optional metal spikes for increased stability in sand, dirt, mud, snow, and ice. The base of the tripod also features a 3/8"-16 Easy Link attachment thread, allowing the user to connect a variety of accessories to the tripod including magic arms, shoe adapters, LED lights, monitors, and more.

UPC: 719821384182

Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base

The Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base is a gimbal-type tripod head that incorporates an elevated tilt mechanism and adjustable platform to make the camera/lens' center of gravity and tilt axis of the head be perfectly aligned.

Things once thought of as impossible with a ball head are nothing short of mundane with a Wimberley, because a weightless camera/lens combo (even a 600mm f/4 w/ large body) can literally be controlled with one finger. Point the rig where you want and take the hand away, and it stays exactly where you put it.

The Version II head is more compact and lightweight, features a redesigned panning base, "soft-touch" knobs, and includes a built-in Arca-type compatible quick release base. An Arca-type quick release plate is required and is available separately.

The built-in industry-standard Arca-type quick release clamp makes it compatible with the many different plates available from Arca-Swiss, Acratech , Kirk, Wimberly, Really Right Stuff, Foba, etc.
The head does not have separate controls for tension and locking, but the locking controls deliver smooth resistance with diminished "stick-slip".
The overall height of the head is 9.25" (23.5cm), with the lens platform adjustable from 3.5 to 7.1" (8.9 x 18cm). The centerline of a balanced lens will be approximately 8.4" (21.3cm) above the bottom of the head.
Distance from the mounting surface of the platform to the tilt axis: Adjustable from 1.1 to 4.8" (2.8 to 12.2cm).
The head's redesigned panning base has zero play and the pan locking knob has been moved to the side of the head; this allows the user to easily operate both knobs with the same hand.
Lobed "soft-touch" knobs provide a more comfortable grip and perform better when using gloves.
Powder coated/anodized finish.
Made in the U.S.A.
UPC: 753182834412

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT

Complete with built-in radio transmission wireless functionality, the Speedlite 600EX II-RT sits at the top of Canon's on-camera E-TTL / E-TTL II compatible flash lineup with a powerful guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm. This revision improves continuous flash performance by 1.1-1.5x, or up to 2.0x with optional battery pack, simplifies the menu system for faster operation, and includes a specially designed bounce adapter, a hard color filter, and an updated soft case. The two-way 2.4 GHz radio system provides added reliability and a range up to 98.4' among up to 5 groups with a total of 15 individual Speedlites. This system also does not need direct line-of-site like traditional optical-based transmission and will work through obstacles.

For added coverage and functionality, the flash's zoom head can reach from 20-200mm, with the option for wide 14mm coverage when the built-in diffusion panel is used. Also, the unit can tilt from -7 to +90° and rotate 180° either left or right for complete bounce capabilities. On the back of the 600EX II-RT is a backlit dot-matrix LCD panel that displays the status and allows users to easily access and change settings. Additionally, the flash is durable with a redesigned contact construction and improved dust and water resistant sealing.

Other capabilities of the 600EX II-RT include a stroboscopic mode as well as high-speed, first and second curtain sync settings for more control over your image's final look. The flash is powered by 4 AA batteries and has a port for an optional external power pack. The rated recycle time is 0.1-5.5 seconds, but can be sped up to 0.1-3.3 seconds in Quick Flash mode. It comes with a bounce adapter, a hard CTO filter set, a mini stand, and an updated soft case that holds the flash and accessories.

AF assist beam works with up to 61-point High Density Reticular AF system
There are 15 custom functions and 6 personal functions for maximum customization
Optical transmission is available in addition to radio transmission
Quick Flash settings speeds up recycle time and flash duration
Manual power settings from 1/1 to 1/128 power in 1/3-stop increments
Flash color temperature information is automatically transmitted to the camera
Automatic power off function
Flash exposure compensation from -3 to +3 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
PC sync port and remote release terminal for off-camera triggering
Flash duration of 1.8 ms or less, or 2.3 ms or less in Quick Flash mode
Stroboscopic setting from 1-500 Hz, or 1-199 Hz during optical transmission wireless shooting
Wireless flash ratio control from 1:8 to 1:1 to 8:1 in ½-stop increments
Compatible with ST-E3 Speedlite Transmitter
Approximately 100-700 flashes with AA alkaline batteries
Locking metal foot
Bracket mounting hole
Built-in retractable bounce card
UPC: 013803270891

Visual Echoes FX3 Better Beamer Flash Extender for Use with Telephoto Lenses

The Visual Echoes FX3 Better Beamer Flash Extender will help increase the reach of Canon 580EX, 580 EX II, 600EX-RT, Nikon SB-700 and Metz 54MZ-4 flash units, and increases the flash output by about 2 to 3 f/stops. It focuses and concentrates the output of the flash into a narrow beam via the Fresnel panel that gets positioned in front of the flash. This allows shooting at greater distances and shooting with smaller apertures.

The Better Beamer is designed to be used with lenses 300mm and longer, and its rugged, injection-molded plastic side supports are attached to the flash head by a sturdy elastic "hook-and-loop" band. The rigid supports hold the Fresnel screen in place in both horizontal and vertical formats.

Excellent for wildlife and birding photography, where long-distance fill-flash is often required, especially with a bright sunlight background. The use of fill flash opens up the shadows without the appearance that a flash was used.
When used with TTL flash metering, exposure is automatically set by the camera and flash, and no special compensation is required.
Reduces the drain on battery power by two-thirds.

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens Specs

Physical
Focal Length200 to 400mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View12° to 6° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance6.56' / 2 m
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design25 Elements in 20 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size52 mm (Drop-In)
Dimensions (ø x L)5.04 x 14.41" / 128 x 366 mm
Weight7.98 lb / 3.62 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight25.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)27 x 16 x 14.5"

Gitzo GT3543LS Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) Specs

General
Load Capacity55.12 lb / 25 kg
Maximum Working Height57.5" / 146 cm
Minimum Working Height3.5" / 9 cm
Folded Length22.44" / 57 cm
Head Mount Type3/8"-16 Screw
Weight4.48 lb / 2.03 kg
MaterialsCarbon Fiber
Bubble LevelYes
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Leg Positions3 Positions
Leg Sections4
Leg Diameter1.30" / 32.9 mm
Feet FeaturesRemovable
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)26 x 7.5 x 6.7"

Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base Specs

General
Head TypeGimbal Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Number of Bubble LevelsNone
Friction ControlYes
Physical
DimensionsH: 9.2 x W: 3.5 x L: 9.7" / H: 23.5 x W: 8.9 x L: 24.7 cm
Weight3.1 lb / 1.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.085 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.65 x 10.65 x 3.7"

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Specs

Flash Head
Guide Number197' / 60.05 m at ISO 100 (200 mm Position)
CoverageFull-Frame
20 to 200 mm
14 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Angle of Coverage12 to 94°
114° (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Auto Zoom HeadYes
Bounce Head-7 to +90°
Swivel Head360°
Flash Duration1/430 to 1/550 Second at Full Power
Recycle TimeApprox. 0.1 to 5.5 Seconds
Secondary IlluminationNone
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlCanon E-TTL / E-TTL II, Manual
Flash ModesHi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync
Power Range1/1 to 1/128
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Wireless
Wireless OperationRadio (TTL/Manual)
Up to 98.43' / 30 m
Optical Pulse (TTL/Manual)
Up to 49.21' / 15 m
Wireless Channels4
Wireless Groups5
Power
Internal Power4 x AA (Alkaline, Lithium, NiMH)
External Power Pack CompatibleYes
General
MountShoe
Off-Camera TerminalPC, Proprietary
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.1 x 5.6 x 4.9" / 80 x 143 x 125 mm
Weight15 oz / 425.25 g (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.935 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.7 x 5.95 x 4.45"

Visual Echoes FX3 Better Beamer Flash Extender for Use with Telephoto Lenses Specs

Physical
Modifier TypeFlash Extender
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 4.9 x 1.3"
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Hi--you can use this lens in any weather that you can function in. In extremely cold weather (below 15F), batteries on the camera will die very quickly and the lubricants in the lens may become more viscous, slowing the AF reaction somewhat. But it won't damage the lens.
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