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


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


Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2006.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto zoom lenses, a telephoto lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 70-200 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
 
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4.
The lens is to considered fairly bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues. Lenses with good aperture values and longer focal lengths, such as this lens, tend to be popular amongs sports and nature photographers.
A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 70 mm or at 200 mm the aperture value can be f/4.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 67 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "ET-74".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced an earlier version and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM  (1999)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM  (2006) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Prices and awards
EISA EISA Awards 2007-2008: Professional Lens
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
Has a built-in image stabilizer
An impressive focal range
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
Light weight (760 gr)
The lens is the latest among several editions
The lens was awarded at EISA Awards 2007-2008: Professional Lens
The lens can be used with a tripod mount but this is not included and must be purchased separately
 
Specification
Product Name:Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2006
Manufacturer:Canon
Type of lens: Telephoto Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/4
Focal Range: 70-200 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  70-200 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  91-260 mmon Canon APS-H
  112-320 mmon Canon APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 20 elements / 15 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, IS
Closest Focusing Distance:120 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 67 mm
Lens Hood:
ET-74(included)
Tripod mount:
No, but available as an accesory (Read more)
Weather sealing:
Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length):76 x 172 mm
Vikt:760 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)1349 USD
 
 
Product Page (Canon):
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Text from Canon:"The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM is a lightweight, compact L Series telephoto zoom lens with Image Stabilizer. The 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.

EF70-200mm F4L IS USM employs fluorite and UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens elements to offer professional and advanced amateur photographers the outstanding optical performance expected of an L-series lens. Expanding on the high-performance capabilities of the EF70-200mm F4L USM lens, released in September 1999, the new compact and lightweight telephoto zoom lens incorporates an image stabilizer that gives the equivalent effect of a shutter speed approximately four stops faster*. In addition to offering full-time manual focusing, Canon’s EF70-200mm F4L IS USM zoom lens boasts several enhancements, including dust- and moisture-proof construction and a round aperture. Canon’s new lenses employ optimized lens element positioning and lens coating to ensure excellent color balance while minimizing the ghosting and flare that can easily occur when shooting in the digital format. Also, in consideration of the environment, the two models use only lead-free glass c omponents. "
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
bobatkins.com
http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/reviews/ef702004l.html
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/canon-ef-70-200mm-f-4l-is-usm-14848
 
fotosidan.se
http://www.fotosidan.se/cldoc/test-telezoomar-70-200-mm.htm
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=304&sort=7&cat=27&page=2
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/canon-slr-lenses-39/telephoto-zoom-slr-lenses-60/69-canon-ef-70-200mm-f4l-is-usm-lens-review.html
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-70-200mm-f-4.0-L-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM
Different versions of this lens
1999 Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM
2006 Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM

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