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Canon EF 70-210 mm f/4

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 70-210 mm f/4
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 70 - 210 mm
Maximum aperture f/4
Angle of view 34.3 - 11.8 o
Closest focusing distance 1.2 m
Maximum magnification 1:4.16
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 11 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 58 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 75.6 x 137.6 mm
Weight 605 g
Additional information Marketed May 1987
Average rating (3 owners reviews)
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4.22 Good
Owners reviews (3)
  1. charliesam
    charliesam 22 February 2016, 22:52
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    IP 73.191.x.x
    Owner since: 5 years
    Price: 200.00
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Lens creep, rotating focus barrel, noisy focus, manual focus is not smooth, jerkey and hard to pin point focus.

    Pros: Light, cheap and very sharp when stops are adjusted to f8 or f11. The images are comparable to the L lens around these stops. adequately fast focus. quality images when adjusted are appreciated by even the professionals.

    Summary: Satisfied>

  2. T
    T 20 October 2015, 04:52
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    IP 82.217.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 70
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No IS, separate MF and AF modes, extends on zooming, front element rotates on focussing, trombone-style zoom action.

    Pros: The image quality is excellent. It is reasonably light and compact, yet solid and sturdy, and takes smallish (58mm) filters. As this is a discontinued lens its is available only second-hand, and as Canon has so many options in this focal length range (Inlcuding four 70-200 'L' lenses - both f/2.8 and f/4 versions, with or without IS) it costs very little second hand

    Summary: It would be hard to get this IQ for such a low price anywhere else. For anyone that shoots action in good light it is a fantastic bargain.

  3. Joey-Meowy
    Joey-Meowy 8 April 2013, 19:01
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    IP 149.154.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: USD 200
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: OK and not more. Rotating front element and no USM.

    Pros: OK and not more. Should be cheap.

    Summary: Why not? No worries about it being incompatible with newer bodies like many Sigmas from these years are.

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