Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM

Last updated (20 January’13):
- Review by SLRGear.com

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM is a telephoto zoom lens. The lens features 70-200mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/4. The lens construction has 20 elements in 15 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 34 to 12 degrees. Focus adjustment: AF with full-time manual focus, Closest focusing distance at 3.94 feet and has a filter size of 67mm. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM lens weighs 26.8 ounces and it measures 3 inches in diameter and 6.8 inches long.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆


Expert Reviews

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Reviews

Slrgear.com reviews the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM and writes;
” This lens tests and performs as well, or better than, any lens tested recently. It is quite sharp across its entire aperture-focal length spectrum; chromatic aberration, vignetting, and distortion are all quite reasonable; focusing is fast and accurate; the build is L-class; and the new 4-stop image stabilization is downright startling in its effectiveness.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Bobatkins.com reviews the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM and writes;
“I do know that the images I got from this lens were very sharp, much sharper than those I was getting from a 75-300/4-5.6IS lens that I owned at the same time. Center sharpness and contrast were better and the edges of the image (full frame 35mm film) were sharper and showed lower chromatic aberration”
rating: N/A

Lenstip.com reviews the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM and writes;
” In our overall judgment, the results are very good, but when seeing very high results at other diaphragms and focal lengths, we would want more! “
rating: N/A

Photozone.de reviews the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM and writes;
“The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 USM L IS may well be the very best tele zoom on the market today – it is certainly the best Canon zoom lens tested locally to date. The lens was capable to deliver a near-flawless performance is all categories. The resolution figures are stunning regardless of the setting. Distortions, vignetting and CAs are nothing to worry about. The build quality is excellent with the new sealing as a another highlight. “
Rating: ★★★★★

Kenrockwell.com reviews the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM and writes;
“The Canon 70-200mm f/4 L IS’ image stabilization works great. I get perfectly sharp shots 50% of the time at 1/8 of a second throughout most of the zoom range. Perfectly sharp means perfect tripod-equivalent sharpness as seen at 100%. At normal magnifications you can get perfect results at much slower speeds.”
rating: N/A

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Manual

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM User Manual

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Features

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Specifications

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


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