Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
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A Great Deal!
The Big O, B&H Photo
19 November 2015
Excerpt: This is one of those great lenses not too many people talk about. I primarily use it for video, but I am using it more and more to shoot stills. The lens is light, about half the weight of its 2.8 counterpart. But as far as sharpness and quality its wonderful!
Excerpt: Picture quality with a 70-200 is much better than the 18-135 kit lens which came with my 70D. The disadvantages are the length and weight of the lens. Also occasionally the auto focus feels a bit slower than the 18-135.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have used this lens for a few days now. Shot a bicycle event in very harsh sunlight, sunset sailboat races and twilight conditions . Surprising quality at such light weight. Very sharp at all apertures. Great contrast and color.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good Color Contrast, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Nice Feel To Focus-zoom, Very Sharp
Excerpt: First the good news: this is an excellent, sharp, lightweight lens. I chose to add it to fill the gap between the 24-105mm and my prime 300mm. It is a good "street" lens on my 5d Mk III for grabbing detail shots and close-ups without the weight of its big brother, the f2.8.
Excerpt: This lens is great and brings my ability to capture tighter head shots to a whole new level. I highly recommend it. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is that it is limited in lens speed to the f4 aperture stop.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens replaces my Canon 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 IS and is much sharper at longer focal lengths. In fact sharper with 200 mm cropped to equal image size of 300 mm than the old lens. Which is what I wanted. Functions extremely well with control setting on side easy to use. Seems like IS is better, too.
Pros: Does Not Extend, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Sharp Images In Raw, Smooth Functioning, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens is incredible in every way - super sharp, great DOF, and much smaller and lighter than its f2.8 counterparts. However, in the end it could not compete with the speed and new optics of the f2.8 ver2, so I returned it and made the upgrade.
Excerpt: I had been debating between this lens and the 70-200mm f/2.8L non-IS. I'm very glad I went with the f/4L IS because of the smaller size and the IS. There is a clear difference in sharpness when I have the IS turned on in lower light conditions.