Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
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11 December 2009
Pros: VERY VERY SHARP!!!! I can not believe the detail I see when blowing up the images on the computer. I had no idea my Rebel Xsi was capable of taking such amazing pictures! I took a shot of a chipmunk about 15 feet away, wide open at 200mm handheld (Image Stabilization ON). I was able to zoom in on the computer and see every hair, whisker, toe nail, etc. - I almost couldn't believe my eyes!
Cons: I've had my eye on the 5D Mark II, but it's going to be difficult to justify a camera upgrade with the images I'm getting from my Xsi and this lens:)
Summary: There are many reviews on this item, so the quality has already been spoken for, the best thing about this is the ability to carry it everywhere. This is a nice zoom to hike with, going to the zoo, or just shooting the kids outside at play. I have rented the 2.8 version of this one and it can get rough on the arms. Very nice lens, fantastic quality, and easy to use.
Summary: I am an amateur photographer with an interest in wildlife and children sports. My cameras are a Canon 20D and a Canon 50D. I have owned the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS. I agree with and will not repeat all of the positive comments made in previous reviews posted about each of these lenses. My first zoom lens was the 70-200mm f/4L and it is an excellent lens.
Summary: I have a 5D with this camera, and it rocks, really sharp images. Be careful when using it on a tripod for long exposures. IS could make your images blurry, and I suggest using the mirror lockup function. It does not have a tripod adapter for the lens and the official Canon one is too expensive. I have used it without one with success. If you are looking for this lens, it's a great tool and the 4stops IS really works.
Summary: First, for anyone that is thinking about this lens, look at Jesse Hunter's review. He did a great job and I completely agree with him. Many people use a wide angle for their "walk around" lens. I don't. This is the one I use. No, it is not small and light, especially when partnered with a 1D, but it is just a beautiful piece of equipment. There is no doubt that this is a great lens.
Summary: This lens is just great! Its light with superb quality. I use this on my 50D and I just love it. See: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vongole/3931433572/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/vongole/3923088373/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/vongole/3936712161/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/vongole/3997801771/sizes/l/in/set-72157622430648979/ and all of these: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vongole/sets/72157622430648979/ and a lot more on:...
Summary: This is the sharpest, fastest focusing zoom lens in Canon's lineup. If you don't need a larger aperture than f4 and the 70-200mm range suits your needs, you can't go wrong with this lens. It is tack sharp from 70 thru 200, has a 4 stop IS system, and produces perfect color rendition. Simply put, this is an awesome lens. I have owned the 70-200mm f4 IS for a couple of years and this purchase was a gift for my son-in-law.
Summary: If you want this lens for sports then you should read this. I've taken about 25,000-30,000 photos now of sports with this lens. It has functioned great for me the whole time. You can here the stabilizers kick on the instant the shutter button is pressed. This lens has great Bokeh at 4.0 when the subject is within 4 to 15 feet away and starts to taper off as the subject get further out but never the less great Bokeh and sharpness. I always have it at f4 during games.
Summary: I bought this lense from Amazon about 3 years ago and it is by far my favorite outdoor lense. My son plays baseball and lacrosse and I have gotten many incredible action shots with this lense. I would strongly recommend this lense to anyone looking for a reasonably priced, high quality lense for shooting outdoor sports.
Summary: This is definitely a fine, versatile lens. The pictures are sharp, the focusing is fast, and the IS is a must-have for me. I tend to take alot of close-up/macro pictures, and this lens works in many of those situations. I added the extender (1.4x) and extention tube (EF25II) to my collection to increase the lens' flexibility. The length of the lens makes it a little cumbersome to carry around, but the weight is just about right. Overall, it is my second favorite lens.