Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
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Replaces older s/n lens that was soft.
18 March 2013
Excerpt: I bought this lens to replace an older version of the same lens and it is much sharper than the older one. I use this to photograph moving subjects and a fast running son on the track. I have had no issues with it so far.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: I bought this lens to give me the excellent photo quality Canon "L" lenses are noted for. I was not wrong. This is a wonderful lens for all the birds, and other wildlife in the backyard of my home. I am going on a trip to Costa Rica in a few weeks, and will be sure to bring it along. I didn't buy the version with IS, just to expensive.
A different take on this popular and over-reviewed lens ..
Shashank Dabral, Amazon
9 December 2012
Summary: Have to agree, with so many reviews already out there for this lens, one does wonder if adding another review does actually make sense. But since I'm one of the few people who weren't actually thrilled by the lens (happy but not thrilled), I still decided to go ahead and put down my 2 cents. To begin with, this is unquestionably a good quality lens. To doubt the quality of this proper L series lens is like doubting the space time continuum itself.
Summary: This is an amazing lens. There are some things I dont like but overall worth the money for what it can do. Ok so Ill just say that the Canon 70-200mm f4 lens on the 5d mark ii is a fantastic alternative to the more expensive counterparts. It's extremely fast autofocus is quiet and accurate. You even have 2 settings to further improve its already-fast speed. Next, 70-200 is a huge amount of space to work with.
grreat lens still learing but overall took great photos
7 September 2011
Summary: love it used it this weekend at north coast fest got amazing shots thanks. it sometimes struggles with the auto focus but honestly its better than spending the extra money for 2 more stops thanks again
Summary: This lens is awesome for what it is. However, if you think you might need IS, then by all means buy the stabilized lens, because this one will definitely show camera shake/vibration. The lens is extremely solid, quiet, quick to focus, and sharp. Great buy.
Summary: This Canon L lense is ok for specisl use. Do not hand hold for long distance photos, use a good tripod. This Canon lens is premeium for all kinds of photos.If you plane on hand holding any camera make sure the lense includes an image stablizer.