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

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
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  • Four-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Fluorite and UD lens elements
  • Super Spectra coatings
  • Resistant to dust and moisture
  • 8 aperture blades
  • Metal mount
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
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Overview

Description by Canon:

Compact, manoeuvrable and lightweight. The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM is a telezoom featuring the very finest in L-series optical technology to deliver outstanding optical performance and operability.

  • L-series optics
  • Light and compact
  • Four-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Constant f/4 maximum aperture
  • Fluorite and UD lens elements
  • Super Spectra coatings
  • Circular aperture for pleasing background blur

The professional’s lightweight IS telephoto zoom.

Four-stop Image Stabilizer
The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM features a four-stop Image Stabilizer (IS), making this an ideal lens for handheld work. Shutter speeds up to four stops slower than would otherwise be possible can be used with no perceptible increase in image blur. When panning horizontally, the IS system can be set to correct only for unwanted vertical shake.

L-series quality
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.

Lightweight and compact design
With a physical length of just 172mm, and weighing only 760g, the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM is ideal for assignments where there is a need to travel light while maintaining image quality.

 

Fixed aperture
The maximum f/4 aperture is available at all focal-length settings, meaning exposure settings will not change as the lens is zoomed through its range.

Fluorite and UD lens elements
The lens incorporates a single fluorite element and two UD (ultra-low dispersion glass) elements to suppress secondary chromatic aberrations. The result is crisp, high-contrast images, free of distortion and colour fringing.

 

Ultrasonic focusing
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.

Reviews

"Canon users were always gifted with a broad range of excellent tele lenses, especially zooms. At the time the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 USM L hit the market back in 1999 it was another milestone but there was one itch left: wouldn't it be nice to have this lens with an image stabilizer ? In late 2006 Canon heard the

Post date: 06/02/2012 - 23:42

"If you haven't already perused the SLRgear blur plot Viewer that accompanies each SLRgear lens review, now would be an excellent time to study the blur plots for the Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens. When you click on the blur plot thumbnail just below the Blur Index caption on the right side of the screen, the viewer

Post date: 28/12/2011 - 00:00

"The distinctive look of Canon's white 'L' series lenses is unmistakable. All outer surfaces of the lens, except for the rubber around the zoom and the black plastic around the filter ring are all a cream/white colour. The reasoning behind this is to stop the lens becoming too hot to handle when out shooting in the sun all day, which I have experienced shooting with a black lens in direct sunlight. The white lens

Post date: 14/08/2011 - 00:00

"The image stabilizer and great build quality are enticing, but the highest importance for me lies in the image quality. And the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens delivers incredibly in this area. The f/4 IS lens adds 2 elements and 4 groups to the non-IS lens. From what I can see, the additional glass has not adversely affected image quality in any way. 

Post date: 09/09/2010 - 16:39

Specifications

DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
15.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
4.6 TStop
Distortion: 
0.30%
Vignetting: 
-1.1 EV
Chr. aberration: 
6.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
Ring USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
70 - 200mm
Angle of view: 
34° - 12°
Zoom Ratio: 
2.8x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
20 elements in 15 groups (Fluorite and UD lens elements)
Diaphragm Blades: 
8 aperture blades
Maximum Aperture: 
f/4.0
Minimum Aperture: 
f/32.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
1.20m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Up to 4-stops Image Stabilizer (IS) technology
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
76.0mm
Length: 
172.0mm
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing details: 
Dust and moisture resistant
Filter Diameter: 
67 mm
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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