Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
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Hobbett "RobCat", Amazon
23 October 2010
Summary: Not as fast as the 2.8 version, but WOW! at a lesser cost, and less weight too, and still delivers very great photos, excellent IQ. The IS and steady f4 aperture allows shooting quality images in dusk / dawn situations. Extremely very good lens, with sturdy and well-built feel to the construction, feels and operates solidly. Well worth the purchase.
Summary: Can't say enough good things about this lens. I've only owned it for a few weeks but I am blown away at how good it is. Focus is super-fast and so sharp. I use it with my 7D and it takes fantastic pics. I have wanted it for a long time and just couldn't pull the trigger on a lens that cost as much as my new camera. Got it for a fantastic birthday gift and feel it is worth every penny. Built like a tank, its long, a bit heavy, but oh so good.
Summary: This is one of Canon's best lenses. It is not as wide open as the 2.8, but it still workd beautifully for most purposes. It's construction is superb. The controls are nicely damped, and it feels wonderful. It is a fairly heavy lens, but that means that it is full of good glass. The UD elements mean you get less chromatic abberations. I have noticed some if you get too much contrast --like a sunset behind snowcapped mountains.
Summary: I took this lens on safari, and had a few days prior to leaving to learn it's quirks. My body is a Canon 30D. Surprisingly it was overcast and dark almost every day on safari (in the african savanah you might need a fleece!?), and this lens just worked superbly. I was surprised at how nice a bokeh I got around animals and flowers. The lens just delivers super sharp, fast photos. I took over 2500 photos on the safari, and this lens rarely trips up. Things to know: 1.
Summary: the IQ that this lens provides is second to none. If your looking into purchasing this lens I say go for it, you will not be disappointed at all. tripod ring and hood were included. I also purchased the 1.4 extender and compliments this lens very nicely...you simply can not go wrong.
Summary: I got this lens for less than a week and have shot about 300 pictures with it. So far I'm very happy with it. This is my very first L-lens. The only other lens I've got is the 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens that came with my 50D camera. So here, I'll try to give you my impression of this lens in comparison to the 28-135 lens. Construction quality - This lens is cream white with black stripes where the focus and zoom rings are.
Summary: I purchased a Canon 50D beginning of this year with the kit lens (28-135). My first step up from a 35mm Pentax ME Super and boy am I ever enjoying photography more now! No more worries about enough film. After that purchase I next purchased a 17-55 2.8 lens. Never having a lens that fast before put me at another level. I always spend a lot of time researching before I buy camera equipment, or anything for that matter, and my next wish was a "L" lens.
Summary: All the good praise given for this lens is deserved. This is my 7th L lens, and it immediately has become my favorite. I like it much more than my f2.8 28-300L IS, which requires a tripod for me to use. I thought that the extra stop in the 2.8 version of this lens might be useful enough to warrent the extra expense, but after reading the reviews of the f4, I gave it a try. I am glad that I did not spend the extra money for a feature that does not seem to be needed.
Summary: Much deserving praise has been heaped on this lens, and I can't help but contribute more, but I'll also try to explain why in the vast world of telephoto zoom lenses, this is the one you should pick. First off, compared to its non-IS cousin , this lens offers an amazing four stops of stabilization.
Conclusion: I have a rebel XS, yes I know, that's the entry level DSLR. I was using the 75-300 USM kit lens to take tele shots. I would use it for everything from compression of DoF and Images to the moon. That lens is NEVER sharp! I thought it was me for quite a while and I would avoid using it because it made me think that I was doing something wrong. So I tried this lens out and then immediately bought it because I was so satisfied.
Pros: super sharp images, rugged, is works!, beautiful bokeh, very sharp dof