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Canon - EF 70-200mm f4L USM Autofocus Lens
Quick Overview |
High-performance, L-series telephoto zoom lens combining light weight and compactness with an f/4 maximum aperture. Inner focusing and the ring USM enable quick and quiet autofocusing. Also, a circular polarizing filter can be attached and used without difficulty because the front lens element does not rotate during focusing. The tripod collar (sold separately) is the same one used with the EF 300mm f/4L USM.

* Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 70-200mm 1:4.0
* Lens Construction: 16 elements in 13 groups
* Diagonal Angle of View: 34º - 12º
* Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
* Closest Focusing Distance: 1.2m / 3.9 ft.
* Zoom System: Rotating type
* Filter Size: 67mm
* Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.0" x 6.8", 25 oz. / 76 x 172mm, 705g

SportsShooter Member Rating | 9.82
List Price | $1100.00
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|| Member Feedback   [add your comments]
Radu Rosca Photographer
Tirgu Mures | MS | Romania
Comments | [12/09/10] Love it. I own it for about two years and what i like most about it is the light weight, the sharpness and the fast focus. I use it a lot for indoor basketball where it's not that great but ever since i use strobes i feel like i don't want other lens. I sometimes miss the IS..
Rating | 9

Nick Wright Photographer / Photo Editor
Independence | KS | USA
Comments | [10/25/06] I've used this lens extensively for the past year. It is sharp as a tack, the autofocus is extremely fast. It is small and light. It costs much less than it's f/2.8 big brother. I love this lens. I bought it with the idea that I'd eventually "upgrade" to the 2.8, but now I highly doubt it.
Rating | 10

Jack Howard Photographer / Photo Editor
Somerville | NJ | USA
Comments | [09/02/06] I've always thought this lens was lacking more than just a stop of light. I was wrong. I've been playing and shooting with one of these lately, and I'm extremely impressed. Can't wait to get my hands on the just-announced IS version.
Rating | 10

Matthew Putney Photographer / Assistant
Waterloo | IA | USA
Comments | [08/29/06] Very light, fast focus, I find the lens sharper than the 2.8 version of the lens at F4. I do wish it came with a tripod collar for using with remotes but no problem. I would recommend this lens for any or all outdoor shooting. Also a great price.
Rating | 9

David Honl Photographer
Istanbul | TR | Turkey
Comments | [04/12/06] Fantastic lens- small, lightweight, sharp, and "L"! Can't go wrong with this one if you can do with the f/4 max. I carry it everywhere.
Rating | 10

Wesley Putt Student/Intern / Photographer
Elkins | AR | USA
Comments | [01/05/06] This was my first "L" lens, and it's served me well. From daytime soccer games to well-lit arenas, I've never had a problem. It's a stop slower than it's big bro, the 70-200 F2.8L, but I've found that having a bit more DOF gives me sharper images if my focus goes a little haywire.
Rating | 10

Neil Turner Photographer
London | UK | United Kingdom
Comments | [05/13/05] I borrowed one of these when my f2.8 IS lens went in for a service and clean and I was so impressed that I bought one to use when travelling light. The optical quality is right out of the top drawer and the value for money is in the same league. I can usually find an excuse to knock off a single point when reviewing kit but with this lens I cannot!
Rating | 10

Ken Andrews Photographer
Greeley | CO | USA
Comments | [03/26/05] Fantastic for an f/4....unless you need the 2.8 you cant' go wrong with this lens!
Rating | 10

Andrew Scott Photo Editor / Photographer
Dallas | TX | United States
Comments | [03/12/05] This is a hidden gem in Canon's lineup - very light and relatively compact, a perfect travel lens. Don't let the $600 price tag fool you, this is a fantastic lens optically, sharper and with more contrast than either the 70-200 f2.8 or 70-200 f2.8 IS at less than 1/2 the price. Obviously you give up a stop to either of those lenses and don't have IS, but it is a great second lens to either of the two big, heavy versions, perfect for backpacking, light travel, or outdoor remotes at baseball.
Rating | 10

Jim Comeau Student/Intern / Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | USA
Comments | [07/27/04] For $600, this lens is ideal for a student or for someone who shoots a lot outdoors. I bought this and used it with a 10D for soccer, football, and water polo. I eventually upgraded to the 2.8 version and sold this one, but I regret selling it. It is incredibly lightweight compared to the 2.8 IS version. My only gripe is that it did not come with the tripod collar. The lens is incredibly sharp and has fast AF. Definately recommend this to anyone who cannot afford the 2.8 or who does not need the 2.8.
Rating | 10

Mark Buffalo Photographer
Lonoke | AR | USA
Comments | [07/25/04] I borrowed this lense and used with a 1.4 extender. I absolutely loved it. If I could afford one, I'd get it in a heartbeat. It was incredibly sharp, even with the 1.4 extender.
Rating | 10

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