Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
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Value for money 8
Overall quality 10
I am thrilled
14 February 2009
Conclusion: This is my first entry into the L lens world and I will never go back. The sharpness is great and I love the attractive out of focus background available with the fixed f4 aperature, I have a Rebel XT and will look hard at other L lenses to replace current ones. I agree with another reviewer who said "you only cry once - when you get the bill". The cost was high, but I felt worth it given the exceptional performance.
Pros: Super-sharp images, Superior build quality, Fast auto-focus
Conclusion: I'm new to DSLR cameras & I was apprehensive buying a lens that costs more than some peoples cars(including ones I've owned). After reading 100's of reviews & researching other lenses I decided on this one. Let's just say that in 15min I took such incredible pictures of my daughter I looked & felt like a pro. that I can't think of a reason not to buy this lens. It's a plus that for the $ you pay that Canon includes a pouch & a hood with the lens.
Pros: Super-sharp images, Superior build quality, Fast auto-focus, looks cool on your camera, comes with pouch & hood
Conclusion: I have had a number of lenses over the years from different companies. This is my favorite zoom focal range on a 35mm format. I currently have 40D and 1Ds MkII bodies and this lens is constantly being switched between the two bodies as it provides a different perspective between the 1.6x crop and full frame sensors. The lens' build is top notch and its size is perfect for a walk-around lens.
Pros: Super-sharp images, Superior build quality, Fast auto-focus, convenient size
Summary: I have been a Canon user since 1974 and have used various Canon lens since. This is by far one of the most balanced lens I've owned. The high resolution, low distortion, excellent color rendition with IS to boot, all rolled up into one great package. This quality is noticed from viewfinder to final print with eye popping images. It has been a great expirence buying from B&H since my days when I lived in N.Y. to now that I live in Florida. [...
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM review by photographybyajit
2 February 2009
Summary: Canonâ€™s top of the line lens with outstanding performance, but of course with a hefty price tag. Excellent sharpness across the entire focal range, with very fast focusing. Solid bulletproof body design with weather proofing to an extent. The â€˜ISâ€™ really helps when shooting outdoors handheld without a tripod. The only downside is that â€˜f4â€™ may not be as fast as its â€˜f2.8â€™ counterpart in low light conditions or action photography.
Pros: Excellent sharpness; Well built;
Cons: Price; Tripod collar not supplied as standard accessory;
Summary: I use a 20D. This is my favorite lens. Sharp, wide open across the full zoom range. The stabilization system works beautifully. Focus is fast and accurate. I also use this lens for macro photography with 1.4x EF II TC, 36+20+12mm Kenko extension tubes (68mm total), tripod ring, monopod, and small quick release head. Corners go a bit soft, but center remains sharp. I order this massive stack as follows: 20D->1.4x->36->20->12->70-200 f/4 IS.
Summary: I had it for only couple of weeks, but already I really like IQ, consistent output, quick focus. Excellent for taking kids' portraits outdoors - I can step back, let them play, and not interfere. Works well with Canon Xsi, albeit I had to get used to balancing with this lens. Not a biggie, though. The only thing I'd change is its price (for hobbyist), but hey - you won't get what you didn't pay for. Buy it, use it, love it.