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Canon EF 70-200 mm f/4L USM

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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 (19 owners reviews)
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4.84 Good
Owners reviews (19)
  1. Someone123
    Someone123 2 June 2014, 13:14
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    IP 62.241.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 650 eur
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: At this price nothing.

    Pros: IQ is exelent, Af is fast and accurate, good weather sealing.

    Summary: Exelent lens.

  2. Cody
    Cody 24 March 2014, 19:07
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    IP 131.191.x.x
    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.

  3. Trovatore
    Trovatore 31 December 2013, 11:18
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    IP 82.155.x.x
    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.

  4. Richard
    Richard 2 October 2013, 15:20
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    IP 97.90.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    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.

  5. ronald
    ronald 17 September 2013, 18:38
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    IP 91.179.x.x
    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

  6. Phil
    Phil 25 April 2013, 09:09
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    IP 180.150.x.x
    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.

  7. JimH
    JimH 23 December 2012, 05:26
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    IP 173.61.x.x
    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.

  8. aleeee
    aleeee 13 April 2012, 17:05
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    IP 163.157.x.x
    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

  9. Acoljub
    Acoljub 20 February 2012, 13:59
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    IP 193.198.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 800€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: None

    Pros: All

    Summary: Excellent value for money

  10. Yakuza Chin
    Yakuza Chin 11 January 2012, 19:04
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    IP 60.51.x.x
    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.

  11. gil
    gil 7 January 2012, 12:22
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    IP 90.18.x.x
    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

  12. Seb
    Seb 30 September 2011, 11:34
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    IP 81.216.x.x
    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.

  13. Jimy
    Jimy 22 July 2011, 03:41
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    IP 175.144.x.x
    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.

  14. ax
    ax 13 June 2011, 03:31
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    IP 182.4.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: $
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: a

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  15. AllenIL
    AllenIL 1 June 2011, 18:01
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    IP 98.228.x.x
    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.

  16. Mr. S
    Mr. S 7 April 2011, 18:30
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    IP 208.81.x.x
    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)

  17. Canoner
    Canoner 24 November 2010, 14:11
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    IP 83.238.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 360
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: none

    Pros: everything

    Summary: For this price, excellent lens.

  18. Vini
    Vini 25 August 2010, 23:09
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    IP 77.109.x.x
    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 !

  19. Dan
    Dan 23 August 2010, 12:04
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    IP 93.200.x.x
    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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