Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
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Juan P. Bialade, B&H Photo
28 January 2013
Excerpt: I first purchased this 70-200 F: 4L IS USM but seems to me not to be quiet enough.. the "hummmm" sound of the is was very noticeable. I returned and bought the II version instead (2,8 is II). This version F: 4L IS is sharp, imega quality is excelent, build quality is also excelent.. but the Af performance could be better.. ok, $$$$ better to go up to the new 2,8 is II, but still could be better. Last, but not least, the is is very audible. B&H customer service, the best.
Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I deisred catching my little lab's popping motion. F4 might be a handicap for portrait using extreme out of focusing. But F4 is enough sporty picture and IS function is owesome light weight as well. Price wise, if you need more out of focus you can buy both this and 135mm F2 with almost same budget against 70-200 F2.8 IS. And don't worry about portrait performance. The only thing cons is noisy IS module. I thought it was out of order first.
Excerpt: I have been waiting for this lens all of my career. As a professional photographer for decades I wanted a lens as sharp as my 70-200 2.8, but lighter. Much lighter. With the new cameras and improved ISO sensitivity it meets all of my needs within that focal length range.
Excerpt: The auto focus is very quick. the stabilizer works but not as good as i had hoped. i do not believe i am getting 4 stops out of it. that is just my opinion. it works well but 200 is not quite enough to shoot wildlife in alot of cases.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens is the walk around lens for our 7D. It gives good range. We have also use it for some micro work with excellent sharpness. It is a good overall lens. The only possible negative is its length. With the hood on it is longer than I would like.
Excerpt: Best Q zoom lens I know of, considering ease of use. My 2nd in 5 years. New one sharper than first, got lucky. Bokeh could be somewhat better, but it's not f/2.8... Light weight outweighs the small draw back. Works well even with the EF 1.4x III. Can be used efficiently with an adapter for casual macro photography. Wouldn't leave home without it.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens is truly one of the best pieces of glass that Canon has ever made. I won't spend time going into elaborate detail that can be found in other reviews, but here is how and why I bought this and why you should too. I knew I wanted one of Canon's 70-200mm, but I couldn't decide if I wanted to spend the extra $ on the f2.8.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction