Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
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Value for money 10
Ease of use 10
Picture quality 10
Awesome Lens in the 70-200 Range
16 May 2009
Summary: I bought this lens after having the 70 to 200 2.8, sold that and picked up this one which has proven to be just as sharp or sharper wide open. The IS works great allows you to hand hold low shutter speeds.
Summary: This is a far easier to use lens than my Canon f/4.0-5.6 IS 100mm-400mm zoom, which I sold a long time ago. Very light weight, easy to carry and Canon L lens quality. With new Type III 1.4X tele converter, can still autofocus at 300 mm. Tripod mount lens collar still available.
Pros: Constant f/4 aperture on a 70-200mm Canon L IS lens. Great build quality. Easy zoom ring, not push-pull. Inexpensive.
Cons: Nothing. I don't need for high speed sports or birds in flight shooting.
Summary: rarely does something live up to such a lofty reputation as this lens has among users. But at least in my case, this lens certainly does. I have had it for about a week, and put it through both lens testing and many different real world shooting situations, and this lens is just stunning in it's ability to deliver exceedingly sharp, contrasty pictures, even wide open. And if you shoot wide open, especially at the long end, you will see some excellent bokeh performance!
Summary: It is the best lens I ever had. The image stabilizer is really good and obtains a great definition. 100% recommendable for anyone. It is better to pay a little bit more by an original product.
Summary: OK, I was skeptical. An L lens is not exactly easy on the pocket. I spent a lot of time thinking about what L lens to get. I looked at all the reviews online and for the money, this seemed like the sharpest lens for the money in the Canon line-up. Honestly, I have quite a few lenses in the consumer and high end consumer class. They all looked excellent in my mind when I put them on my XSI. My most used lenses are a 28-135mm IS, a really nice 80-200mm and a 70-300mm IS.
Summary: This lens was recommended to me by a friend, so I already knew it was capable. The extras, though, make me smile every time I pick up the camera. The soft neoprene covering keeps the lens safe, is warm and comfortable in my hands, and takes care of my objection to the "white" lens. I got the plain black, and it looks very classy. The hood covering means I don't have to remove the hood in order to protect the lens. And it's all very light-weight!