Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Autofocus Telephoto Zoom Lens, USA

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The EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens - Versatile and Compact EF Lens

The EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens delivers the legendary sharpness and clarity of the Canon 'L' series lenses in a compact and lightweight design that is easy to use for hand held photography, making it a versatile lens for any photographer

Canon is the only manufacturer to provide a full range of professional zoom lenses in both the high-speed f/2.8 category as well as the compact and lightweight f/4 category. Rounding out Canon's f/4L lens lineup is the EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens.

This "L" series lens is designed for professional or advanced amateur photographers seeking maximum performance and versatility. This is a lens that can handle almost any assignment, ranging from distant subjects to the demanding requirements of up-close and personal portraits as well as nature photography.

The EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens stands up to the rigors of professional use. The lens is sealed from dust and moisture, and is equipped with the latest generation of Canon's Image Stabilizer (IS) technology, making it an optimal everyday shooter.

The image stabilization achieves three shutter speed steps of camera shake correction within 0.5 seconds after the shutter button is depressed halfway and yields correction for up to four full shutter speeds while handheld, providing a new level of performance. Users can also select two IS modes, one for stationary subjects and another for intentional panning.

The EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens is the same size as the EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens that remains in the EF lens line, but the new lens adds several valuable features. In addition to enhanced weather sealing and image stabilization, the EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens incorporates a circular diaphragm to create more natural looking background blur, and distance information to aid autofocusing and automatic flash exposure.

The lens also suppresses flare and ghosting with advanced coatings and optimal placement of its 20 lens elements in 15 groups. One Fluorite element and two UD (ultra low dispersion) elements thoroughly suppress chromatic aberrations for crisp photos throughout the entire focal range.

A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) provides fast and silent autofocusing, while the full-time manual focus function provides maximum control even when the lens is set for AF.



The Canon 70-200mm F/4L IS is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Portraits, Special effects, Sports/action, Travel, Upgrade, Video, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 70-200mm F/4L IS is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 70-200mm F/4L IS is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 70-200mm F/4L IS: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easy to clean, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (156),Strong construction (106),Consistent output (93),Durable (87),Lightweight (81),Easily interchangeable (73),Rugged (71),Nice bokeh (51),Easy to clean (4),Quiet (3)
Cons:
Heavy (16),Poor in low light (10),Blurry focus (3)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (79),Wildlife photos (66),Landscape/scenery (56),General purpose (34),Weddings (30),Wildlife (27),Portraits (23),Low light (15),Landscape photography (11),Macro photography (11),Night photography (8),Special effects (7) Travel (6),Video (6),Upgrade (5) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (53),Enthusiast (36),Semi-pro photographer (25),Pro photographer (12),Semi-professional (8),Casual photographer (5),Beginner (3),Professional (3)

Canon 70-200mm F/4L IS Specifications

Construction
15 groups /20 elements
One Fluorite element & two UD (ultra low dispersion) elements
Angle of view
Diagonal: 34°- 12° (with full-frame cameras)
Closest Focusing Distance
3.94 ft. / 1.2m
Filter Size
67mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.0" x 6.8" / 76mm x 172mm
Weight
26.8 oz./760g (lens only)
Notes
Focus Adjustment: AF with full-time manual

Canon 70-200mm F/4L IS Reviews

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4.8

(based on 147 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does everything I expect it to.

I'm a photojournalist working in the field everyday for a newspaper, and I usually use my wide, but when I need the long glass, this almost always does the job. I hesitated for a long time about whether to spend the extra dough for the 2.8 IS, or just get the 2.8 non-IS instead of this lens, and needless to say I went with the f/4 IS. My thinking was, there are going to be a lot more situations where I need the 2-4 stop IS than the one stop aperture improvement.So far, I've had it for about 5...

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I'm a photojournalist working in the field everyday for a newspaper, and I usually use my wide, but when I need the long glass, this almost always does the job. I hesitated for a long time about whether to spend the extra dough for the 2.8 IS, or just get the 2.8 non-IS instead of this lens, and needless to say I went with the f/4 IS. My thinking was, there are going to be a lot more situations where I need the 2-4 stop IS than the one stop aperture improvement.So far, I've had it for about 5 months, and I have no complaints. People who say it's heavy just aren't used to professional lenses. Carry a 2.8 IS around for a while, and you'll appreciate how light this lens is. It's about the size of a tall boy beverage can, fits easily in my bag and doesn't weigh it down too much.It's about the sharpest lens I've used in the realm of Canon 35mm-type, focus is sharp and fast. Works great for sports. Even indoors, for the most part. The extra stop would be nice when the arena you're shooting in is really dim, but even shooting basketball it's better to shoot at f/4 anyway. I'm sure at some point, when I have more money than I know what to do with (which I'm hoping will be soon...), I'll break down and buy the 2.8 IS, but in the meantime, this lens is beautiful, reliable, light, sharp, and the zoom is smooth, silky and well damped. I prefer primes anyway, so I think I'll probably just get the 135 f/2L, 85 f/1.2L or 200 f/2L for portraits or whatever.The only negative I can imagine is that the lens hood is ugly as sin. Works like a charm, but let's face it, an attractive camera and lens is just a littttle bit more fun to own.Hope that helps.[...]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Two for Two were Defective

I received first lens and it had an extremely noisy Image Stabilizer. The lens was replaced with a second lens with the same problem. I spoke to Canon Tech Service and let them listen to the noise. They agreed that it was not right and suggested a possible bad batch of IS mechanisms. I have sent both lenses back without purchasing. I will only purchase if I can put it on my camera and listen to the IS before purchasing.

Reviewed by 147 customers

 
5.0

Canon "L" glass is always GREAT!

By

from Chicagoland, Illinois

It is tack sharp, lightweight. I use for some landscapes, some portraits and some action and/or wildlife shooting.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

70-200 F4 lL IS

By

from Parkland, Florida  -  Casual Photographer

Pleasantly surprise how sharp it really is...

 
5.0

excellent lens

By

from Pittsburgh

great lens, IS works extremely well, images very sharp

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic lens!

By

from Northern NJ  -  Photo Enthusiast

Absolutely no regrets in purchasing a used EF 70-200 from Adorama! The lens itself is amazing although the weight (while less than the f/2.8)takes some getting used to. Easy to use with fast focus!

 
5.0

This Lens is nothing short of FANTASTIC

By

from Tinley Park, Il  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Semi professional photography, weddings, party's sports events. LIghter than expected, ease of use, great quality results.

 
4.0

Great lens, can't compete with f2.8

By

from Boulder, CO  -  Pro Photographer

This lens is incredible in every way - super sharp, great DOF, and much smaller and lighter than its f2.8 counterparts. However, in the end it could not compete with the speed and new optics of the f2.8 ver2, so I returned it and made the upgrade. But for the money and if you're not planning to show in any low light, this lens is a great value and makes beautiful images.

 
5.0

Fast, sharp, beautiful lens

By

from Costa Mesa, Ca  -  Pro Photographer

Love using this lens for video and photography work. The image stabilization is absolutely incredible when shooting video.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome clarity

By

from Tracy, Calif  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I am a semi pro photographer that made the switch from another brand 70-200 2.8 lens to the Canon 70-200 4.0 lens. I am in love , the new one is half the weight and size, clarity unbelievable, ease of use; put on camera and go. output is by far superior to the major competition and price point is the same. I love the ability to hand hold no monopod needed in most cases. I am so thrilled I traded my other "big Lens" and appreciate the support of the Adorama Team when selecting a replacement.

 
4.0

If f/2L is better, it must be fantastic

By

from Bridgeport, CT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Sports without a flash and sweet 16 parties and milestone birthday parties

 
4.0

Better than I hoped it would be. Love

By

from Bridgeport, CT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use it for events and home and everything else.

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Shopper  Is this lens compatible with an older EOS 10D?
MICHAEL P  It will work with any Canon camera that accepts EF lenses. The Canon 10D has an EF mount so it will work.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
QI W  Very good optics (see DxOMark website)
Shopper  can i use this on my 60d?
SUVAC S  Sure you can use it. it will be great. Good luck
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