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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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- 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens with f/4 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras
- Inner focusing system and ring-type ultra-sonic monitor for quick and quiet autofocusing
- Compatible with same tripod collar (sold separately) as EF 300mm f/4L USM lens
- 3.9-foot close-focusing distance; supports use of circular polarizing filter
- Measures 3 inches in diameter and 6.8 inches long; weighs 25 ounces; 1-year warranty
|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||ET-74|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Included Components||case & hood|
|Item Dimensions||2.99 x 2.99 x 6.77 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.7 Kilograms|
|Item Weight||0.88 pounds|
|Macro Focus Range||1.20 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year limited|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||200 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||70|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||8|
|Number of Elements||16|
|Number of Groups||13|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||67 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||34 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||2.55 pounds|
|Style Name||Lens Only|
From the Manufacturer
- Focal length: 70-200mm
- Maximum aperture: 1:4.0
- Lens construction: 16 elements in 13 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 34 to 12 degrees
- Focus adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
- Closest focusing distance: 3.9 feet
- Zoom system: Rotating type
- Filter size: 67mm
- Dimensions: 3.0 inches in diameter, 6.8 inches long
- Weight: 25 ounces
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Top Customer Reviews
I'd recommend this lens for three kinds of people:
1) People who want to get a taste of the L-series lenses who need a lens in the 70-200mm focal length relatively inexpensively;
2) People who already own the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens who have to lug that huge thing around for a long time;
3) People who want a L-series 70-200mm lens who don't NEED f/2.8 or IS.
Call me a wimp, but shooting 1000-2000 shots a day in the field with the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS gets tiring, especially if you're hand-holding. This lens is relatively inexpensive for being L-series glass, the difference in optical quality is almost imperceptible from the f/2.8, and it's sturdy and ergonomic enough to use all day long.
When I plan on shooting the whole day, especially over the course of several days, this is the lens I take with me, NOT the f/2.8 IS. It's shorter, narrower, and lighter. While you may not feel the difference when shooting for a couple of hours, take two people of equal endurance and strength and give them the f/4 and f/2.8 IS and send them out for a day and you know who is going to come back with the sore arms when the day is over.
On a 1.6x FOVCF body, the 70-200mm focal range makes this lens a little tight; but at 1.3x or 1.0x FOVCF, this focal length range is quite awesome. When I travel, I like to pair this lens with the 17-40mm f/4 and use my feet to fill the gap between 40 and 70mm (I also take along el-cheapo 50mm f/1.8 so I can shoot in low light, and the 1.4x teleconverter to give myself an effective 450mm reach) -- all of this is a good, lightweight, relatively inexpensive package. Also, while being quite a chunk of pocket change, this lens is nowhere near as expensive as the f/2.Read more ›
One note; with a widest aperature of f/4 and a long focal length, you will not be able to take indoor photos without excellent lighting or a flash. I've tried to take photos of ice hockey, where the rinks are notoriously poorly lit, and had very little success. Even with a tripod it is a challenge to maintain a fast enough shutter speed to freeze the action of a kids game (yes, even with ISO at 800). But in good lighting or outdoors in the daytime, this lense rocks.
Great sports photos. Great nature photos. This lense is extremely versatile. I have even used it with flash indoors for portrait photography.
There is not too much to mention on the negative side. Its size and color do make it stand out a bit in public, and people may thing you are a professional photographer. I've also noted that the depth-of-field with a wide open aperature, especially at f4, is very narrow. As long as you've been careful to focus on your subject, the background will be blurry. But focus on something other than your subject and you may find your subject to be blurry.
All in all, this is one great lens that will let you take very sharp photos. And it is a bargain price compared to its f/2.8 and f/2.8IS sibliings.
I eventually decided on the L lens and was initially disappointed. Photos ranged from wonderful to not very good at all. In fact, I almost returned the lens. Eventually I figured out the problem. My yard is heavily shaded so most of the initial photo's were taken in low light and I had selected shutter speeds that were too slow. To avoid camera shake you need to shoot at the reciprocal of the focal length or faster. Sounds simple but with the Digital Rebel XT (which I was using) you need to consider the camera's 1.6 multiplication factor. So at 200mm you need a shutter speed of 1/320 or faster not 1/200 like I initially thought. Once I made the speed adjustment things changed for the better.
Still I have some mixed feelings about my decision. When the light is good this is a fantastic lens but with the IS feature offered on the 70-300mm I would probably get photos that I will miss with this lens.
I can't fault the performance of this lens for its limitations and I have given it 5 stars. In other words it does what it is supposed to do very well but my message to other buyers is to consider where you are most likely to use the lens before buying. Remember IS becomes increasingly important as you extend the focal length.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I debated this, or the 2.8 IS. I settled on the f/4.0L and am very pleased with the results. Good glass, very good sharp images even without the IS. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Randy King
I love this lens. I have had it for several years now and it still produces quality images. Its great for portraits, snapshots, and long distance landscape photography. Read morePublished 25 days ago by drD
I LOVE this L lens. I do wish it was IS for video shooting on my dslr but this lens is fantastic! In bright daylight you have no issues with not having IS in nighttime long... Read morePublished 26 days ago by jonathan McArthur
Sturdy, well made, and produces beautiful images. The lens is also surprisingly light!Published 1 month ago by Alex George
Beautiful, heavy, tight, and well built lens. The pictures are fantastic, the autofocus is fast, and the focus/zoom rings are tight and smooth. Great buy and great pictures.Published 1 month ago by Andrew
Takes wonderful shots. Had one before, but one of my kids took it and well, never got it back. Saw this one and loved the one I had so grabbed it. Glad I did!!Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
The best value for money lens in the market.
The most affordable L type lens from Canon. L type with the red ring guarantees the best quality. Read more
Very nice lens. I did eventually move up to the 2.8 version, but still have this one!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer