Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
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Possibly my best, sharpest lens
Alex, B&H Photo
7 April 2013
Excerpt: This lens is superb for candid street photography. You don't intrude and have people staring at you or gesturing; you capture them as they are. The image stabilization (and the cost) is the reason I decided to go with the f/4 instead of the f/2.8. IS makes up for the extra stops the 2.8 would afford, and f/4 throughout is fine.<br /><br />The sharpness is likely superior to my other lenses.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: This is one of the best and most versatile tele zoom lens i've ever used. This lens won't give you back pain by carrying it all day long. Image quality is wonderful; at 200 mm, it can give you nice background blur. For candids, this lens shines. Low-light, non-flash photography is where this lens lags behind, but it's an f4 lens. You should've aware of this before you buy it. If you don't need f2.8, this lens will serve you good.
Pros: Image quality, build quality, weight, 67 mm filter thread, IS, price
Excerpt: This is my second Canon L series lens and the L series are unbelievable. The motor is a little loud but not something that is a problem. I bought it for landscape photos. In the 70-200mm arena, this lens is THE choice. I debated which one for a very long time. I couldn't decide about the extra $ on the f2.8. I did tons of research and read tons of reviews on both. I realized that I did not need the extra stop of light, weight, and size.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Canon "L" series hits it out of the park
The Professor, B&H Photo
19 March 2013
Excerpt: Canon's "L" series lenses never fall short of my high expectations!I was looking to upgrade the 70-200 f/6.3 that typically comes as a kit lens. This f/4 is TACK SHARP and the USM autofocus is fast. I spent the extra money for the Image Stabilization as I suspect all zoom lenses in the future will have some sort of stabilization technology. Therefore, I hope to keep this piece of glass for a lifetime.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I just received my lens a couple weeks ago and have not really had the opportunity to use it much. From what I can tell so far it takes quality images. The motor is loud but not something that bothers me. I bought it for landscape photos and for capturing images of ranch animals. I hope that it works out for both.
Excerpt: In the 70-200mm arena, this lens is a fantastic choice. It's a great balance between performance and weight - the f/2.8L is twice as heavy, and much larger overall – and the IS in the f/4L is truly excellent. I was on the fence deciding between this model and the non-IS one, given the enormous price difference, but the IS is decidedly worth it.I didn't want to be tied to using the lens with a tripod, and the IS combined with the reasonably light weight means that...
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
This recently purchased lens on eBay shows the quality of digital images.
3 March 2013
Summary: This is an excellent value for money lens. It is light, compact and the build quality is very good. I am using this lens in conjunction with a Canon 1D MK11 and the picture quality is really pleasing with rich vibrant colours on show after taking a series of still life flower images. With regards to the zoom, the turning circle is just so neat and so user friendly when engaging different focal lengths. This is a real plus and minimum effort is required.