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CanonEF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens
 
4.8

(based on 807 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (653)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (143)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (718)
  • Strong construction (530)
  • Durable (459)
  • Consistent output (455)
  • Lightweight (434)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (133)
  • Heavy (86)
  • Slow focus (18)
  • Blurry focus (9)
  • No IS (5)

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (465)
  • Landscape/scenery (321)
  • Wildlife photos (305)
  • Weddings (201)
  • General purpose (132)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (245), Semi-pro photographer (161), Enthusiast (109), Pro photographer (70), Semi-professional (64)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (386), Yes (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worth Every Cent

I purchased this lens as a first step in upgrading all my glass to L series. It is undoubtedly amazing and now has me addicted. Is it as good in low light as the...Read complete review

I purchased this lens as a first step in upgrading all my glass to L series. It is undoubtedly amazing and now has me addicted. Is it as good in low light as the f4 IS or f2.8? No. But pair it with a body that handles high ISOs well and you're golden. You need to think hard about the benefits of the 70-200mm counterparts and whether or not the benefits match your needs and bank account. It is UNBELIEVABLY sharp throughtout the whole f stop range and zoom range. Solid build, amazing mechanics, quick-to-focus, the list is endless. I would wholly recommend this be a part of any Canon enthusiasts line-up, beginner to professional.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Lens for The Price - Is not Fast

This is an excellent lens for the price. Be aware that the lack of image stabilization and the maximum aperture of f/4.0 makes it only ideal for very well lit places where capturing...Read complete review

This is an excellent lens for the price. Be aware that the lack of image stabilization and the maximum aperture of f/4.0 makes it only ideal for very well lit places where capturing action is not required.

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5.0

Great lens at a very good price

By Frank C

from Richmond, TX

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Poor in Low Light

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

I've only had this lens about 10 days, but am already very pleased with it. It offers "L" series quality at a very reasonable price. The 70-200mm focal length is quite versatile for portraits and general use. Unless you work in low light f/4 is adequate. I also like the twist zoom as opposed to the push-pull on my 100-400mm.

I volunteer at the local animal shelter and take photos for their website and Facebook page. Below are a few examples taken with this lens. Overall I think it's a great lens and, again, quite a good value for the price.

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5.0

i would buy this product again

By carlotta

from Greenwich CT

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight
  • Nice Bokeh

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

    I love that the lens is comfortable to hold and is not heavy like the 2.8 lens. Also a very sharp lens. at this point I have not found anything negative about this lens. I use it with the 1DX camera body

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    5.0

    Sharp!

    By Jim

    from Chicago

    Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

    Super sharp and light.

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    5.0

    Beautiful product!

    By Vladimir Beynart

    from Mission Viejo

    Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

    Very good product, I like it very much.

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    5.0

    Whew!, I have not had one single problem I was warned about.

    By Georgie

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Handsome Piece Of Equipme
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

      I have used this great lens for special events and portraits so far. I love the quality of the glass and the metal construction. And the images I make with it are praised by me and my friends. No problems using it hand held without image stabilization.

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      5.0

      Great Lens

      By Icky

      from Ill

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

          Only used it a few times, but very clear and vivid.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I would buy this again well worth the money !

          By jortizphotos

          from Cranston RI

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

          I use this out side or inside. While inside you might want to use some type of lighting Flash, or Strobe, or continuous lighting. But overall this is a good great glass.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          This is the lens to get

          By Jim

          from Kansas

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

            This is the lens to get for daylight use where you want the lightest, least expensive tele zoom yet still want a fast and excellent lens. It is ideal for daytime sports because of it's very fast focusing and great image quality.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Upgraded and love it

            By Mdnoles

            from Washington DC area

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Photography
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

              I needed a better zoom for pictures of my son and daughter's lacrosse. Most of the games are in the evening and night, so too many blurry pictures made me look for a new lens . I couldn't be more happy. Even hand held, I have tons of great action pictures and the kids love to share with the team.
              Thanks to B&H , they made it simple to find the right upgrade for me. Online was easy, shipping quick, everything went great. I would definitely buy again from B&H.

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              5.0

              I would recommend this product to others!!

              By Dawn the photographer

              from Sterling Heights, MI

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

                I really love the pictures I have captured thus far with this lens!!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Simply the Best

                By Gerald

                from Novato, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

                  This is one of the sharpest Canon lenses that I have ever had. I regret having to sell it when my hand tremors made it impossible to hold steady at lower shutter speeds. I needed IS. Not that it is so heavy, it's not. And the price is, comparatively, so low. A real bargain but great lens.

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                  5.0

                  great piece of glass

                  By donlem

                  from Indiana, USA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

                    my second L lens and I'll never buy anything other. this is a super lens and a great price. Love it!

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                    5.0

                    Very Nice Lens

                    By DW

                    from Colorado

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

                      Was initially a little concerned about no IS. But the ISO on modern cameras is so good, that I just bump the ISO and Shutter speed a couple notches to compensate for lack of IS. This has worked well with great results so far. And the lighter weight is much appreciated. No regrets.

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                      5.0

                      Great lens

                      By TK

                      from Las Vegas

                      Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

                      This is a great lens for the price!

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                      5.0

                      Great and value lens

                      By Mina de la Rosa

                      from New Jersey

                      Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

                      Excellent and vivid photos. Right price for a quality lens.

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                      5.0

                      Not ready for the lens farm yet

                      By Whtsmoke

                      from Kearney Mo.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Poor in Low Light

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

                      Bought this to fill a gap in my lens selection as an all purpose lens to use since I like to shoot short to medium long tele most of the time. It's not a 2.8 nor the f4 with stabilization but you shoot from a pod or higher shutter or iso you don't need it as much.
                      I have had this on three different cameras to see what the difference in balance would be and both the 60D and the 7Dmkll seemed to be front heavy but it felt the best on my 5dmklll.

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                      5.0

                      Canon EF 70-200mm

                      By The Real Truth Whisperer

                      from Palm Beach

                      Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

                      Freaking AWESOME LENS....it is truly worth the money. Works great in full and crop sensor cameras. I would definitely recommend it to a friend both novice and professional!!!

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                      5.0

                      Best long lens ever!

                      By George

                      from Redondo Beach

                      Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

                      I recently received my Cano 70-200mm from BH Photo and Video and I am tamed by the quality and focal length my lens offers my Canon 7d Mark 2. The lens hood makes me look so professional!! Love the lens. Thanks BH!

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                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great lens for the price

                      By Duffysmom

                      from Bear, DE

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Price
                      • Quality

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Include Tripod Ri

                      Best Uses

                      • Flowers
                      • Indoors/Low Light

                      Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

                      Can't beat the price for this kind of lens. Yes, there is no image stabilization but what did we do before the days of is. Tripods are wonderful inventions. I've gotten good photos hand holding.

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                      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Confotable

                      By GGME

                      from Texas

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens:

                        Light waight

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                        • No

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