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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
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- 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens with f/4 maximum aperture for Canon digital SLR cameras
- Fluorite UD lens elements produce excellent optical performance in resolution and contrast, Closest focusing distance : 3.94 feet, Focal length: 70-200mm
- Ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) for quick and quiet autofocusing; lightweight construction
- Image Stabilizer provides up to 4 stops of shake correction; water- and dust-proof construction
- Measures 3 inches in diameter and 6.8 inches long; Weight : 1.675 pounds (lens only) ; 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|
|Image Stabilization||4 stops claimed|
|Included Components||67mm Front Lens Cap, Rear Lens Cap, ET-74 Lens|
|Item Dimensions||2.99 x 2.99 x 6.77 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1.7 pounds|
|Item Weight||1.7 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||1.20 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|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 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||8|
|Number of Elements||20|
|Number of Groups||15|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||67 mm|
|Shipping Weight||2.25 pounds|
|Style Name||Lens Only|
|Zoom Type||7-group helical zoom|
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|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ultrasonic||Stepper motor||Micromotor||Ring-type ultrasonic|
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Canon's EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM is a lightweight, compact L Series telephoto zoom lens with Image Stabilizer. The optical Image Stabilization in the new EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens provides up to an incredible four stops of shake correction-a first for Canon IS lenses. The use of fluorite UD lens elements provides excellent optical performance in terms of resolution and contrast. These features, together with its water-and dust-proof construction, provide both the performance and portability to meet user demands.What’s in the box: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens, E-67U 67mm Snap-On Lens Cap, Lens Dust Cap E (Rear), ET-74 Lens Hood, LP1224 Lens Case and 1-Year Warranty.
From the Manufacturer
Capture the far-off action of fast-paced sports or zoom in for an intimate portrait with the Canon EF 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens. The L-series lens offers an Image Stabilizer that provides up to four stops of shake correction--a first for Canon IS lenses. The use of fluorite UD lens elements, meanwhile, produces an excellent optical performance in terms of resolution and contrast. Add in a sturdy housing with water- and dust-proof construction and you have a lens that's both portable and high performing. Other details include an f/4 maximum aperture, a ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) that enables quick and quiet autofocusing, compatibility with circular polarizing filters, and a lightweight body. The lens carries a one-year warranty.
- Focal length: 70-200mm
- Maximum aperture: f/4
- Lens construction: 20 elements in 15 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 34 to 12 degrees (with full-frame cameras)
- Focus adjustment: AF with full-time manual focus
- Closest focusing distance: 3.94 feet
- Zoom system: 7-group helical zoom (72-degree rotational angle)
- Filter size: 67mm
- Dimensions: 3 inches in diameter, 6.8 inches long
- Weight: 26.8 ounces
Top customer reviews
Canon makes 4 different versions of this lens, with four different retail prices, from about $650 to about $1800. To decide which version to buy, these are some of the factor to consider:
1. Image stabilization. If you will be mostly shooting landscapes, architecture, or other static subjects, you may be able to get by without image stabilization, especially if you will mostly be shooting this lens from a tripod. The non-imaged-stabilized versions cost many hundreds of dollars less, and actually have slightly better image quality, because there are two fewer pieces of glass that the light has to pass through.
2. Low light and Portraiture. These two factors are grouped together because they point to the need for a large aperture lens, in this case the f2.8 version. If you are shooting a lot of twilight or night scenes, or indoors under room lighting without a flash gun, you want the fastest lens possible. The 70-200 f2.8 is a constant f2.8 throughout the zoom range. For Portraiture, you also want that large aperture, to give a narrower depth of field and out-of-focus bokeh behind your subject. The 70-200 may not be the "perfect" Portrait lens (Portrait studio photographers lean toward the 24-70 f2.8L lens), but if your budget limits you to just a couple of lenses, the 70-200 f2.8L, in either IS or non-IS, is a superb lens. The f2.8 version of this lens is double the price of the f4.0 version, and is much heavier and bulkier. If you don't need the extra speed and depth of field of the f2.8, the f4.0 version is just as sharp and free of distortion and aberration as it's more expensive f2.8 sibling. At $600 for the non-image-stabilized f4.0 version, you are getting a lens with superlative image quality, weather sealed, with an ultrasonic focus motor, and all the rugged build quality that Canon's "L" series are known for. The same f4.0 with image stabilization is $1150, nearly double the price, which is why you should carefully consider your intended uses. I have the non-image-stabilized f2.8 version, and have rarely encountered situations where I wish I had the IS. As long as you can keep shutter speed below at least 1/200 second, and have a "steady" hand, you can get by without IS when shooting static subjects. If you are shooting sports or any subject that's moving, then you need IS. Whichever version you end up buying, all four of them are beautifully engineered lenses that you will never outgrow, and that will serve you well for many years. The non-IS lenses in particular should be trouble-free, as they are simpler internally, having electronic connections only for the diaphragm and focus motor. I have head that the image stabilization is the "weak link" in most Canon and Nikon lenses that have IS; it's the first thing that fails as the lens ages. And did I mention that these lenses feel wonderful in your hand? If you are coupling this lens to any Canon model for which a battery grip is available, buy a battery grip! Either the official Canon model, or an aftermarket one from Meike or Neewer. The battery grip will help counterbalance the front-heavy 70-200 lens, and it gives you much more surface to wrap your hand around. If you've never used a battery grip, you'll thank me for this advice: spend the $45 and get the Meike battery grip at the same time you buy this 70-200 lens. You'll probably end up keeping it on the camera full-time, no matter what lens you have mounted.
This lens is indeed a champ, and at around 91% 5-star rating, other people feel the same way.
So have a great day, sports fans.
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Very happy with every aspect.
My alternative would have been f2.8.Read more