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Canon EF 70-200 mm f/4L USM

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

Specifications:

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 70-200 mm f/4L USM
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 70 - 200 mm
Maximum aperture f/4
Angle of view 34.3 - 12.3 o
Closest focusing distance 1.2 m
Maximum magnification 1:4.76
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type AF USM
Lens Construction 16 elements / 13 groups
Filter diameter 67 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 76 x 172 mm
Weight 705 g
Additional information Marketed September 1999

Average rating (18 owners reviews).

Build quality 5.00
Optical quality 4.72
Value for money 4.78
Overall 4.83
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User: Cody
IP 131.191.x.x
Date: 2014-03-24 19:07:43
Owner since: 4 years
Price: About $700
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: None, except it is not f2.8.

Pros: This lens is a light zoom lens. It is much lighter than my 24-70mm f/2.8L lens. But, it gives me the opportunity to take some great pictures. I could carry this around all day, and it would not be a bother.

Summary: I love this lens. I like the range of 70-200mm. The price for an L lens was really good. I have found it works for me in the daytime, but not so good in low light conditions. I used it when I photographed The Sonics reunion in Tacoma, WA about three years ago, and it allowed me to get some face shots from my seat. That, alone, was worth it to me.

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User: Trovatore
IP 82.155.x.x
Date: 2013-12-31 11:18:24
Owner since: 6 months
Price: 430€
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: None really.

Pros: Excelent value.

Summary: This and 17-40 must be the best priced L lenses, and they are great.

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User: Richard
IP 97.90.x.x
Date: 2013-10-02 15:20:33
Owner since: 1 year
Price:
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: I don't have any problems with this lens.

Pros: I like this lens so much its on my camera 95% of the time!

Summary: This lens is a blessing to shoot all day as it is half the weight of the f2.8 one and price, you can't go wrong if you one of these in your bag.

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User: ronald
IP 91.179.x.x
Date: 2013-09-17 18:38:25
Owner since: 2 years
Price: 900
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: None

Pros: Very sharp even with extender 1.4,good is

Summary: One of favourits

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User: Phil
IP 180.150.x.x
Date: 2013-04-25 09:09:27
Owner since: 5 years
Price: $780
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: It's not a IS f2.8 mark II? None really

Pros: Excellent image quality, especially for the price. Tough. Sharp@f4. Fast accurate focusing. Lighter than it's big brothers

Summary: Excellent lens, first one to demonstrate to me the value of good glass. if you don't need IS or F2.8, or have the funds for the higher spec 70-200's these are a great piece of kit.

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User: JimH
IP 173.61.x.x
Date: 2012-12-23 05:26:19
Owner since: 3 months
Price: $430 Used
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Really, none,considering price and value. Only thing some dislike is the f/4 aperture but it's not like they sprung it on you - get the 2.8 if you need to shoot indoor sports in the dark...

Pros: IQ, build quality, sharpness, color rendition, usability, weight, value, etc.

Summary: Where else can you get so many good things for a decent price? This lens and the 17-40 f/4L are the 'hidden gems' of the Canon L line - extremely decent glass at affordable prices. If you don't need IS you can get this lens used for $400-$500 and never look back.

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User: aleeee
IP 163.157.x.x
Date: 2012-04-13 17:05:02
Owner since: 1 month
Price: 560
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: none

Pros: pic quality and AF very fast

Summary: if you like sport pic, you need it

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User: Acoljub
IP 193.198.x.x
Date: 2012-02-20 13:59:20
Owner since: 4 years
Price: 800€
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: None

Pros: All

Summary: Excellent value for money

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User: Yakuza Chin
IP 60.51.x.x
Date: 2012-01-11 19:04:41
Owner since: 2 years
Price: 400
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: f4

Pros: light and small

Summary: this is cool lens. good for the beginner who needs a affordable tele-zoom lens.

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User: gil
IP 90.18.x.x
Date: 2012-01-07 12:22:46
Owner since: 1 month
Price: 600 euros
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: F4 in low light

Pros: excellent image quality not heavy

Summary: EXCELLENT quality/price ratio

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User: Seb
IP 81.216.x.x
Date: 2011-09-30 11:34:35
Owner since: 1 month
Price: 400 Euro
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Build quality, IQ, AF speed and accuracy, lightweight for an 70-200 L lens, colors...

Pros: nothing really at this price. Might be the white color which draw too much attention for my taste. If You want IS or 2,8 You have to pay a lot more....

Summary: Fantastic lens at this price.

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User: Jimy
IP 175.144.x.x
Date: 2011-07-22 03:41:11
Owner since: 2 years
Price: 2700MYR
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Absolutely nothing

Pros: Beautiful lens packed with wonderful capabilities

Summary: F4gives sufficient shallow depth of field while build quality is avant garde, perfect for serious amateurs or semipros, light and very compact for it's focal length and quality.

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User: ax
IP 182.4.x.x
Date: 2011-06-13 03:31:06
Owner since: 1 month
Price: $
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: a

Pros: a

Summary: a

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User: AllenIL
IP 98.228.x.x
Date: 2011-06-01 18:01:01
Owner since: 6 years
Price: 600
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: I wish it is black

Pros: Compare to my other lens, even primes, this is one of the very best, other than its bigger brother f2.8 IS.

Summary: I am tired of picking which lens to carry with me from my 12 lens. I decided to sell most of them, but keep the 70-200 F4, 15-85, 50f1.8 and 85f1.8. I wish the price of 200mm f2.8 comes down, so I can get it cheaper and use it for candid street shoots, due to its black color.

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User: Mr. S
IP 208.81.x.x
Date: 2011-04-07 18:30:44
Owner since: 1 month
Price: 550
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: (No cons at all for the specification as it does not come with wide- 'f' or IS)

Pros: * Super sharp images right from 70 all the way through 200 in f4 * Very nice rounded bokeh * Solid built * Reasonable pricing

Summary: Best suitable for * daylight outdoor sports/wedding * bird / animals * Landscape (No I'm not kidding) (Note: If you can afford, I'd highly recommend the IS version which is probably the best)

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User: Canoner
IP 83.238.x.x
Date: 2010-11-24 14:11:47
Owner since: 2 years
Price: 360
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: none

Pros: everything

Summary: For this price, excellent lens.

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User: Vini
IP 77.109.x.x
Date: 2010-08-25 23:09:12
Owner since: 2 years
Price: 550 Eur
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: At this price ? Not.

Pros: Great focusing Sharp as hell Great value for the cost Lighter than the 2.8 one As sharp at 4.0 than the 2.8 at the same aperture

Summary: Very very very interesting lens !

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User: Dan
IP 93.200.x.x
Date: 2010-08-23 12:04:34
Owner since: 1 year
Price: 500€
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: nothing

Pros: build quality, optical quality, value for money

Summary: amazing lens


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