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

BH #CA702004LIS2 • MFR #2309C002
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element and Two UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
Mixing a relatively compact, lightweight form factor with updated stabilization and performance, the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM from Canon is an impressively versatile telephoto zoom. Well-suited for a range of subjects, from events to portraiture to sports, this zoom is characterized by its constant f/4 maximum aperture to strike a balance between consistent performance and portability. Its optical design includes a pair of UD elements and one fluorite element to greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing. This optimized design, along with a Super Spectra coating, also helps to control flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy when working in harsh lighting and backlit conditions.
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Overview

Mixing a relatively compact, lightweight form factor with updated stabilization and performance, the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM from Canon is an impressively versatile telephoto zoom. Well-suited for a range of subjects, from events to portraiture to sports, this zoom is characterized by its constant f/4 maximum aperture to strike a balance between consistent performance and portability. Its optical design includes a pair of UD elements and one fluorite element to greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing. This optimized design, along with a Super Spectra coating, also helps to control flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy when working in harsh lighting and backlit conditions.

Version II of this popular lens also sees the inclusion of a revised Optical Image Stabilizer, which now compensates for five stops of camera shake and offers three distinct stabilization modes to suit different shooting applications. A ring-type USM and internal focusing mechanism also afford quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance, as well as full-time manual focus override. Additionally, this lens is weather-sealed for use in trying environmental conditions.

Versatile telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs however, it can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 112-320mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture affords consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also contributes to the relatively lightweight design and compact form factor.
One fluorite element and two ultra-low dispersion glass elements noticeably reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity and color fidelity.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to five shutter speed stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds. Additionally, three dedicated image stabilization modes are available (Standard, During Exposure Only, and Panning) and can be selectively employed to suit a variety of types of shooting.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with an internal focusing system, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Focus Limiter switch lets you constrain the focusing to two different ranges to suit different applications: 3.3'-infinity or 9.8'-infinity.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens is sealed against dust and moisture for working in inclement environmental conditions.
Optional AII(WII) Tripod Mount Ring is available and benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.
Compatible with optional EF 1.4X and EF 2X teleconverters.
UPC: 013803292374

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

Focal Length70 to 200mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View34° to 12°
Minimum Focus Distance3.28' / 1 m
Maximum Magnification0.27x
Optical Design20 Elements in 15 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating (Optional)
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.15 x 6.93" / 80 x 176 mm
Length at Maximum Extension6.93" / 176 mm
Weight1.72 lb / 780 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.51 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12 x 5.45 x 5.35"

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

Great Walk-Around Lens

By Kathy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-21

This canon lens does not disappointment. Pictures are sharp.

The lense or parts inside is moving

By Martin
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-18

This is my second try. I got the first one and when I opened it, the parts inside were moving like it was broken. When picking it up or even shaking it lightly you can hear parts inside dancing around. I returned it and a new one was shipped to me. The first day was ok but by day 2 it started doing the exactly same thing the first was doing. It's annoying to spend $1600 on a lense and it shakes like it is broken.

Wonderful lens!

By DMnMMom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-10

Fast and quiet, very sharp focus. Feels lighter than I thought it would. This is a good thing because most of my work is with the camera hand held.

Love it

By Kimberly
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-27

This is my favorite lens!!

Great Lens!

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-21

I traded in my 70-200 LIS (version one) lens to get this lens. Initially I was worried about giving up the 2.8 and the five central double cross focus points on my 5D MKIV. No worries. This thing is sharp and focuses fast even in low light. I just got it a couple hours ago but it is going to be a fine replacement. Its virtually silent for focus and IS which helps if shooting video. I also got the latest Canon 1.4 Extender Mark III to go with the new lens. Works fine with the 70-200. I didn't notice any focus issues at all. I am really going to love the lighter weight versus the 2.8. I should have done this sooner. Thanks B&H for the fast service.

Significant upgrade over earlier version

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-27

Using a 5D Mk IV I've tested the new lens indoors on a tripod with a resolution chart, and outdoors by shooting handheld in the field. In comparison to my decade-old EF 70-200mm f/4L, sharpness at the center of the image is similar at most apertures but the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is much sharper near the edges. Excellent contrast. Tack-sharp when wide open. The image stabilizer is effective. The main downside is the 72mm filter diameter which has forced me to buy new filters and stack caps.

Tack Sharp, lightweight prime telephoto

By Erik
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

Debated for a long time about which 70-200 to get- wish I would have purchased this one long ago. Sharp, fast focusing, unbelievably light so great walk around/hand held lens. Using on 6D mii and 90D- works great on both. Can still get decent bokeh with f4- having another stop and the added weight (f2.8 version) for ~ $800 more wasn't needed for my purposes. Highly recommend!

now I'm having fun!!

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-21

I reviewed and hemmed and hawed but finally decided to just get this while they are still available and I'm so glad I did! I've had fun taking photos of a rising full moon and photos of the birds at our feeder. I've been commissioned to take photos by our granddaughter riding her horse and this will be the perfect lens for the task. So glad I got it!

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Asked by: Steven
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Is it a push/pull like my 100-400?

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Asked by: Terry
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Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-24

Is this lens compatible with a 5D MKII ?

Is this lens compatible with a 5D MKII ?
Asked by: Kevin
Yes this lens is fully compatible with the 5D mark II or any other Canon eos camera.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2021-02-14

If used with the 1.4 extender, does the minimum ...

If used with the 1.4 extender, does the minimum focus distance remain the same?
Asked by: Cecil
Yes, extenders don’t affect the MFD
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-05-02

How does this lens work with an extender?

How does this lens work with an extender?
Asked by: LINDA
with 1.4x extender will work well with 2x depending on what camera you use you might lose autofocus
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-13

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just bought this lens and both the lens and tripod ring have a gray color to them instead of white, is this normal for the new ones?
Asked by: alan
Yes! The lenses aren't white, they are a gray color.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-06-02

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Asked by: TIGOIANU
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Answered by: Audrey
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Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-09-28
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