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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.
It is tack sharp, lightweight. I use for some landscapes, some portraits and some action and/or wildlife shooting.
Pleasantly surprise how sharp it really is...
great lens, IS works extremely well, images very sharp
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!
Semi professional photography, weddings, party's sports events. LIghter than expected, ease of use, great quality results.
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.
Love using this lens for video and photography work. The image stabilization is absolutely incredible when shooting video.
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.
Sports without a flash and sweet 16 parties and milestone birthday parties
I use it for events and home and everything else.