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

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

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

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  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range f/4 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element and Two UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus, Focus Range Limiter
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 8-Blade Diaphragm
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Maximum Aperture: f/4

f/2.8 f/4

Image Stabilization: No

No Yes

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Canon 70-200mm f/4.0 overview

  • 1Description

A flexible zoom distinguished by its relatively lightweight and compact design, the EF 70-200mm f/4L USM is a Canon L-series optic spanning a useful portrait-length to medium telephoto range. The constant f/4 maximum aperture allows you to maintain a consistent exposure throughout the zoom range and also contributes to the sleeker form factor when compared to other 70-200mm lenses. In regard to its optical performance, this lens employs one fluorite element and two ultra-low dispersion elements, which work in concert to suppress chromatic aberrations and color fringing for notable clarity and color accuracy. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to control flare and ghosting for improved contrast when working in harsh lighting. Complementing the optical attributes, this lens also features a ring-type USM and internal focusing mechanism for quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance, as well as full-time manual focus override.

Versatile telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however 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.
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: 3.9'-infinity or 9.8'-infinity.
Rounded eight-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 rotating tripod collar is available and benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.
Compatible with optional EF 1.4X and EF 2X teleconverters.
UPC: 082966214202

Canon 70-200mm f/4.0 specs

Performance
Focal Length 70 - 200mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 34° - 12°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.94' / 1.2 m
Magnification 0.21x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Optical Design 16 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 8, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Optional Removable - rotating
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) 2.99 x 6.77" / 76 x 172 mm
Weight 1.55 lb / 705 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 5.5 x 5.45"

Canon 70-200mm f/4.0 reviews

EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 901.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2012-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy with this lens! I just got home from using this lens at the beach.� I attach the Canon� Extender EF 2X to it.� Then I have a 400mm lens.� It is so fantastic for capturing closeups of waves, the sunset going over Catalina Island and more like seabirds.� I have to switch it to manual focus when capturing waves turning over because they move so fast.� The automatic focus goes slow and blurry most of the time.� You have to have something sharp to focus on with automatic on a 2X Extender.� Plus it gets only f8, not f4 like the 24-105mm lens I have. So it takes practice to get the timing of a wave just right and focus. But the images I do get right are awesome!
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great first "L" lens I have had this lens for over 6 months and have taken a few thousands pics so far. First, this is not a small lens and does not have IS. So, unless it is really bright (plenty of lighting) then a tripod is a must. However, it is "L" series glass and there just isn't anything like it. Hand held in full sunlight I got some exceptional pics. Also, with a monopod I was able to get some really good action shots of softball games. All in all, if you have the money get the IS version (or better yet get the f2.8 IS version) but if you are on a budget like me, this is a great addition to your arsenal.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I made the choice I decided on this lens after much testing of lenses at my local camera store. I decided on this one, rather than the IS version to keep the cost down. I knew going in that a tripod or monopod would be necessary if shutter speeds were going to be slow. I didn't anticipate that being a problem for me given the type of pictures I intended to take with this lens, but I was just blown away by the quality of the results. The first place I used it was at the National Zoo in DC - WOW, that's all I can say. Then I used it to shoot a nephew's Little League game. Shooting wide open (f/4) at 200mm enabled me to isolate the players against a softened, fuzzy background and everyone went bonkers over the shots. Needless to say I am very, very pleased.
Date published: 2008-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First L lens certainly not my last This lens is simply amazing! It is the sharpest lens I have used to date, with amazing overall IQ. The AF is lightning fast, and always spot on. For what I am using this lens for, I did not need the IS version, but if you plan to hand hold in low light, or at full telephoto I recommend it. The only thing that would make this lens perfect would be if it came with the tripod collar, rather than having to purchase it separately (which I did)...and maybe a macro setting too...for 200mm at least. If all the L lenses are similar in quality to this one, I will certainly be replacing some of my other lenses with the L versions. Stop thinking about it and buy this lens already...you won't regret it!
Date published: 2011-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Lens for the money This lens is very quiet although not as quiet as others. the speed of the usm is great, optics are unbelievable, and the F/4 through the whole range is awesome for video because you dont get the lighting changes when you zoom. build is awesome but could be a bit better. the internal zoom is great so no dust or dirt can get into the lens if your outdoors. Overall, extremely satisfied with this lens and the value. After one day at the track it was totally worth the money. A huge step up from the kit lens or other telephoto lenses in optics and build quality. Plus it comes with a bag and lens hood.
Date published: 2010-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly an amazing piece of glass I bought this lens after a year of shooting high school sports with a 75-300. (I'm a sophomore) The pictures this lens produces are stunning and there is hardly any chromatic aberration. Football and soccer photos look fantastic and I will have to wait until Spring to try this lens out for lacrosse. I love the feeling of the soccer moms just staring at this beautiful piece of glass. As for indoor sports, f4 gets a tad dark but it still manages with great results. I also use this lens for automotive photography and you see detail you can't see with any kit lens. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Lens I Ever Purchased I have had my 70-200 f4L since 2007. I've used it on a 30D, 7D, and now on my 6D. I also sometimes attach the 1.4x III extender when using it on the 6D. This by far has to be the best lens I have ever used. It is coming up on 6 years and I have never had an issue with it. The lens is consistently sharp and always performs when called upon. Over the 6 years of owning my 70-200 f4L I have photographed everything with it including wildlife, sporting events, airplanes, and scenery. No matter what the subject matter is I always get images that are sharp and crisp. This lens was my first "L" series and because of it I will never buy anything else. I personally do recommend something like a 24-70 or 24-105 to complement the lens and to consider the 1.4x if using this on a full frame.
Date published: 2013-05-26
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