Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
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ymn, B&H Photo
27 August 2008
Summary: I purchased this lens to take skimboarding shots of my son at the beach. It works great, the photos are nice and sharp. As expected, it is a heavy lens. I use a backpack case when it's on the camera.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Summary: I have had the EF 70-200 mm f/4L IS lens for all of two weeks, but have been using it steadily. It was recommended to me by a wildlife photographer, Nick Dunlop, whose work is terrific and whose advice I respect. I've been shooting in all kinds of light, and have been very pleased with the ability of this lens in overcast and even near dusk conditions. Photos of various birds have been crisp and clear.
Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Summary: I bought this lens to use in situations when I could not use a tripod. It is relatively fast, but not so big that it becomes unwieldy. be sure to use the included lens shade, as that big front element will catch a lot of stray light. I just used this lens on a trip to NYC and Maine, and had no problem hiking with the lens all day, although it is not the lightest lens made. The photos I ended up with were very sharp and contrasty, even those taken in very low light.
Summary: I bought this lens for wild-life photography to complement my Canon 600mm. This is very light weight and I carry it with me on my routine outings when I do not want to use the 600mm. I use this with 1.4/2.0 tele-extenders.
Summary: I bought this lense to take potraits from a distance in situations with many people (weddings, family partys). I got very good pictures, sharp, and good focus, even at night in a dimly light room and with a handheld camera. I could take sharp photos with 200 mm down to 1/20 s thanks to the IS using 1250 or 1600 ISO (with my 40D). The lense is not small, but fairly light when you compare to the much heavier 70-200 2.8 IS.
Summary: For five years, I owned a Canon Rebel and used a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS for my telephoto lens needs. Honestly, I was never thrilled with the quality of the photos that came from that combination of camera and lens. My 2 week trip to Greece & Turkey last spring gave me the incentive to finally upgrade my camera (to a Canon 40D) and get better glass. Yes, it was time to buy my first L-series lenses. So I bought both this lens and the 24-70mm f/2.8L.