OverviewThe optical Image Stabilization in the new EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens provides up to an incredible four stops of shake correction - a first for Canon IS lenses. The use of fluorite UD lens elements provides excellent optical performance in terms of resolution and contrast. These features, together with its water-and dust-proof construction, provide both the performance and portability to meet user demands.
AF with full-time manual
20 elements in 15 groups
Max View Angle
34°- 12°(with full-frame cameras)
Minimum Focus Range
The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM is a lightweight, compact L Series telephoto zoom lens with Image Stabilizer.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens is rated out of 5 by 46.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jack 421 from Overall excellent - but bad ghosts at night Outstanding performance in well-lit situations. However not good for taking photos of the moon, sunsets with bright clouds, or night shots with bright lights. In these cases it produces a very obvious ghost image for each light source. Many of the online reviews either don't mention this ghost problem, or brush over it as inconsequential. I think it spoils night photograph in a major way. Unfortunately the ghost does not appear in the viewfinder, so one cannot compose the picture to reduce the effect. Instead one has to view the image after shooting to see how bad the ghost may be, then try another shot to move the ghost to a less critical position. Then afterwards crop the image to cut out the ghost. This is not what I expected from this lens. So I think this is a great lens, but not for high contrast situations.
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigron452 from Very Impressive! I finally got to put this lens through it's paces on a vacation in Costa Rica. The images are outstanding on my 70D. I was extremely happy with the images from EF-S 55-250 STM, but is "L" lens took my photos to another level. I never looked at a photo from corner to corner .. but wow, now I get it. The focus is instant the images are extremely sharp, bright, colorful and simply stunning. I'm becoming more in tune with my photo's and since I shoot mostly family stuff and outdoors this lens is perfect. It's larger than my other telephoto and I lose some reach, but I could not be happier. I put some raw images into lightroom for post processing .. found very little to do .. My plan is to move to full frame when Canon finally updates the 6D but for now .. this is great on the 70D. I must admit I'm truly amazed, !!
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by fotogeezer from All the 5 ratings are justified My first and only L lens, this zoom exceeds my expectations, amazingly sharp at all apertures. It fits into my smallish camera bag, and is rather light. Minor distortion at the extreme ends is easily dealt with in processing software. Unless you have an EG-D screen with lines (5D and 6D SLRs), or call up the "level" in Live View, frame a little large, so that you don't lose image area cropping after straightening your horizon.
Date published: 2016-07-09