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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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  • f/4 constant maximum aperture
  • Ring-type UltraSonic Motor (USM)
  • EF mount; telephoto zoom lens
  • Ultra-low Dispersion glass with Fluorite elements; inner focusing ring; full-time manual focus
  • 70-200mm focal length
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Canon Lens Rear Cap for Canon EF SLR Lenses$4.88  
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Editorial Reviews:

Product Description
With all the optical brilliance of the larger f/2.8 aperture version, the 70-200mm f/4.0L is a zoom lens with great possibilities for portraiture and travel. All of the features of the bigger lens are present here as well, including ultra-low dispersion glass, internal focus & of course fulltime manual focusing override. Product Description
The compact optical system of the Canon EF 70-200mm f4 L USM makes it a lightweight telephoto zoom lens. Its inner focusing ring and USM focus drive give it high speed, yet silent, autofocusing capabilities. The fluorite and super UD elements in the lens construction give you high image quality across all its focal lengths, and the nonrotating front lens makes it easy to use polarizing filters.

Product Details
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 Based on 19 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 145

Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5Nice!, Aug 2, 2023
Very fast and sharp lens. Be sure to use the hood as othewise you seem to get annoying reflections in pictures.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5Cheap price - high quality, Jul 26, 2023
This is another great Canon L series lense. I've been very impressed with it, especially considering the price. It gives very good range from 70-200mm. I've used it for scenic picts, for sport and for wildlife photography. This is a very light lense too. While it is quite long, it's not hard to carry it around.

If anyone is considering a telezoom lense, then gives this one some serious consideration. You certainly won't regret it.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

5Pretty Amazing, Jul 25, 2023
This was my first L series lens and I have to say, it was worth every penny. The color is bright and contrast is amazing. I have taken some shots, backlit by the sun, that you'd never get away with, using most lenses.
I bought the L4 lens as opposed to the bigger 2.8, for cost and size reasons. The L4 is small enough that you can hand-hold it for most shots. I have taken some amazing shots of the full moon, without using a tripod.
Camera shake can be a problem especially due to F4, so I just bump up the ISO on my Digital Rebel XT.
It's a great lens, you will not be disappointed.

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful:

5Perfect on-the-go lens, Jul 22, 2023
I have to say, "Wow I love this lens."

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/2.8 versions, and so it's a lot less of something to worry about when traveling or shooting under adverse conditions.

As so far, I have found NOTHING that I do not like about this lens (well, except for the one-stop loss from f/2.8).

I have to say that if you are looking for a single lens to do General Purpose work, this is not it. This lens is for specfic purposes. This lens works best as one-half of a pair, taking the upper useful focal lengths, while you use something like the 17-40mm f/4L or the 24-70mm f/2.8L to handle lower range of focal lengths. If you're looking for a carry-everywhere never-change lens, try the 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. It's a great value, the focal length range is in the sweet spot, and the optics are not bad.

Otherwise, if you fit into one of the three categories at the beginning of this post, I would highly recommend this lens to you.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5Splendid f4 Telephoto Zoom Lens, Jul 7, 2023
Canon L Series lenses have earned lavish praise from serious amateurs and professional photographers for being some of the finest lenses available. This 70-200mm f4 telephoto zoom lens is among the cheapest lenses available in the superb L Series, but it does not at all lack the high quality expected from it and the other lenses in this line. I have seen excellent nature photography and photojournalism images taken with this lens. If I have a minor criticism, then it is that Canon lenses do not quite have the contrast one sees in lenses made by competitors such as Nikon, Leica, or especially, Zeiss. Otherwise, I might be tempted to trade my manual focusing SLR system towards a Canon autofocus SLR kit which would include this lens.


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