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

L Series telephoto zoom lens for Canon EOS SLR cameras

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Overview

Our take on the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

With nearly the same firepower as its big f/2.8L brother, the high-performance Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens delivers the telephoto power and fast autofocus you need, but in a smaller-sized package with half the weight and a more budget-friendly price tag. Its unbeatable for taking rapid-fire, hand-held shots of far-off subjects such as wildlife and sports. Canon's image stabilization technology helps minimize the effects of camera shake — allowing you to get crisp photos at four shutter speeds slower than with other lenses. You'll really see the difference that pro-quality glass makes in every brilliant, high-contrast shot. Find out why Canon L Series lenses are world-renowned for superior optics and rugged reliability.

Pro-quality glass with a lighter, more compact design

With nearly the same firepower as its big f/2.8L brother, the high-performance Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens delivers the telephoto power and fast autofocus you need, but in a smaller-sized package with half the weight and a more budget-friendly price tag. Its unbeatable for taking rapid-fire, hand-held shots of far-off subjects such as wildlife and sports. Canon's image stabilization technology helps minimize the effects of camera shake — allowing you to get crisp photos at four shutter speeds slower than with other lenses. You'll really see the difference that pro-quality glass makes in every brilliant, high-contrast shot. Find out why Canon L Series lenses are world-renowned for superior optics and rugged reliability.

The 70-200mm focal range, short minimum focus distance, and relatively large maximum aperture also make this lens ideal for photographing stunning portraits. You can softly blur unnecessary background details, while making your crisply focused subject pop from the photo. The maximum aperture of f/4 remains constant throughout the zoom range. That means your images stay bright as you zero in, and your exposure values remain unchanged (a very handy feature when shooting manually).

Product Highlights:

  • EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM telephoto zoom lens
  • compatible with Canon EOS APS-C and full-frame digital SLR cameras
  • effective focal length:
    • 70-200mm with full-frame digital or film cameras
    • 112-320mm with APS-C sensor cameras
  • Canon pro-quality L Series lens for superior image sharpness and durability
  • Image Stabilization allows in-focus shots with longer exposure times (up to four stops slower shutter speed)
  • ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) for fast, silent autofocus
  • internal zooming and focusing
  • compact, lightweight design for easier hand-held shooting
  • available full-time manual focusing
  • minimum focus distance: 3.9 feet
  • lens construction: 20 elements in 15 groups
  • one Fluorite and two UD elements increase optical quality and reduce chromatic aberrations
  • aperture blades: 8 (circular aperture)
  • filter size: 67mm
  • lens is 7" long, 3-1/16" in diameter
  • weight: 26.8 ounces
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • lens hood
  • front and rear lens caps
  • padded storage case

What's in the Box:

  • EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens
  • E-67II Front lens cap (installed)
  • Rear lens cap (installed)
  • ET-74 Lens hood
  • LP1224 Lens case
  • Instructions (on CD-ROM)
  • Quick Guide
  • Warranty card
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Features and Specs

General
Brand Compatibility Canon
Image Stabilization Yes
Focal Length 70-200mm
Maximum Aperture f/4
Weight 26.8 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Overview: The Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens is a lightweight, high-performance telephoto zoom lens for Canon EOS full-frame and APS-C cameras. When used on APS-C cameras, the focal length is equivalent to 112-320mm. It has a standard Canon EF-mount, and comes with front and rear lens caps, a lens hood, and a padded storage case.

Image Stabilizer: The EF70-200mm zoom lens has an optical image stabilization system that provides up to four stops of shake correction. There are two stabilizer modes:

  • Mode 1: Corrects vibrations in all directions; mainly for shooting still subjects.
  • Mode 2: Compensates for vertical camera shake while you are panning the camera, following a moving subject. It also compensates for horizontal camera shake when tilting the camera in a vertical direction.

AF/MF Switch: A switch on the lens barrel lets you select Auto Focus (AF) or Manual Focus (MF). Full-time manual focus allows you to manually focus with the focus ring, even while the lens is in AF mode.

Focusing Range Switch: The Focusing Range Switch lets you select a focusing range of either 1.2m/5.9' to infinity or 3m/9.8' to infinity, depending on shooting conditions. By setting an appropriate focusing range, the actual focusing time can be reduced.

Lens Hood: The included ET-74 lens hood can keep unwanted light out of the lens, and protect the front element. When attached, the lens hood adds approximately 3-1/8" to the overall length of the lens. When not in use, the hood can be mounted in reverse on the lens.

Optional Lens Extenders: You can attach an optional Canon Extension Tube for magnified shots. With the EF1.4X II or EF1.4X III Extender, the focal length becomes 98-280mm with an aperture of f/5.6-45. With the EF2X II or EF2X III Extender attached, the focal length changes to 140-400mm with an f/8-64 aperture.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length: 70-200mm
  • Lens Construction: 20 elements in 15 groups
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4
  • Minimum Aperture: f/32
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.9' (1.2m)
  • Angle of View:
    • Diagonal: 34° to 12'
    • Vertical: 19°30' to 7°
    • Horizontal: 29° to 10°
  • Filter Size: 67mm
  • Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 3.018"
    • Length: 7" (7.794" with lens caps)
    • Weight: 26.8 ounces

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Same lens as Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS but less weight and money can't go wrong [ Rick  Jul 21, 2017 ]
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