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

Next to each category and value there are articles describing it all, giving you a deeper understanding on every area so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses.

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

See our Dictionary
Manufacturer Canon
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2006
What is MSRP?
Buy it today View best deals for this lens
Lens Type
Lens Type Telephoto Zoom Lens
Zoom or Prime Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Mount and Compatibility
Mount Canon (see compatible cameras)
Compatibility Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Closest Focusing Distance 120 cm
Autofocus (AF) Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture f/4
Elements: 20 elements / 15 groups
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 mm on Canon FF, Full frame
  • 91-260 mm on Canon APS-H
  • 112-320 mm on Canon APS-C
See list, camera for camera

Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Diameter 76 mm
Length 172 mm
Weight 760 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Image stabilization Yes, IS
Filter Filter Thread, 67 mm
Lens Hood ET-74 (included)
Tripod mount No, but available as an accesory (Read more)
Weather sealing Yes