Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
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Still new to me
Ed, B&H Photo
25 June 2013
Excerpt: Lens is sharper at f5.6 than f4. Some images are very sharp, others are not at all. I am in the early stages of using the lens. Further testing is needed, but am concerned about the occasional blown focus.
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I looked into pages and pages of reviews before buying this lens. Of course I wanted the 2.8IS but I couldn't afford or rationalize paying for it when I could just rent it for the shoots that I needed it for (infrequent).
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Summary: This is THE go-to lens for anyone on ANY size sensor, 1.6x, 1.3 or full frame. Images are tack sharp and its MTF charts are bested only by lenses that cost several thousand dollars. The stabilizer is good for 4 stops and works great for pans.
Excerpt: This is a great lens, no doubt about it. The f2.8 however, is better. BUT - it's much heavier, and much more expensive. So, for the money (in comparison to the f2.8), it is a very good compromise. You may lose 10% of the ability, for 70% bnefit in costs and weight. In my head, that's worthwhile.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Conclusion: Absolutely an unbelievable lens. My previous Canon 70-200 was the f4 non-stablized - I liked it but didn't use it often because it needed a high shutter speed (at least 1/250) and the results weren't quite as sharp as I had hoped (date coded as 2005).
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images, light weight
Summary: First, I acquired my copy of the Canon 70-200mm f/4.0 IS USM lens from another source. This was my first L-series lens purchase. I bought this L-series lens new shortly after buying my Canon 50D. This lens has now been an integral part of my camera bag for a couple of years.
Excerpt: I use this lens in a variety of situations, from event photograpy to wild life photos. I considered both the f/2.8 and the f4.0. For me the decision was quite simple, money aside, both lenses have great reviews.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction