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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens - 2578A002

Abt Model: 2578A002 | UPC Code: 082966214202
$649.00  
70-200mm 1:4.0 Focal Length And Maximum Aperture/ 16 Elements In 13 Groups Lens Construction/ 34 - 12 Degrees Diagonal Angle Of View/ Inner Focusing System With USM Focus Adjustment/ 1.2m/3.9 Ft. Closest Focusing Distance/ Rotating Zoom System/ 67mm Filter Size/ White Finish
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens, Model 2578A002

High-performance, L-series telephoto zoom lens combining light weight and compactness with an f/4 maximum aperture. Inner focusing and the ring USM enable quick and quiet autofocusing. Also, a circular polarizing filter can be attached and used without difficulty because the front lens element does not rotate during focusing. The tripod collar (sold separately) is the same one used with the EF 300mm f/4L USM.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 70-200mm 1:4.0
  • Lens Construction: 16 elements in 13 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 34° - 12°
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 1.2m / 3.9 ft.
  • Zoom System: Rotating Type
  • Filter Size: 67mm

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs 9 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
 
4.9

(based on 77 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Super-sharp images (58)
  • Superior build quality (56)
  • Fast auto-focus (54)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Light weight (4)

Cons

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      5.0

      Great lens at a great price

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      from Knoxville, TN

      Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

      Absolutely love this lens. It's my first "L" lens and it works flawlessly. Image quality is superb with minimal vignetting around the edges which is easily corrected in post processing. The auto focus is fast, accurate and quiet. Even at f4 we can still get a nice blurry background but our subject is still in precise focus. It also has great contrast and clarity and the images taken with it are just spectacular!

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      4.0

      Perfect images

      By 

      from Houston, Tx

      Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

      This lens produces amazing images on my 70D, detail and clarity is just awsome. The IS still leves me wanting a better performance so as the auto focus.

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      5.0

      Historic Telephoto Zoom Masterpiece

      By 

      from Queens, NY

      Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

      The Canon 70-200mm F/4 USM is quite an amazing telephoto zoom lens. I wanted to wait a while before writing a review, but I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with this lens. Although this version is an older model with no IS, it still performs very well and I am always impressed with the quality of my photography. This was my first telephoto lens and I knew I had to own one since the day I saw it at an electronic store through the glass display window; I was in awe! One of the main purposes of the 70-200mm F/4 is for medium range photography where subjects can be shot at a distance. The minimal focal distance already starts at 70mm, so more than likely indoor or close quarter photography may not by the best environment for this lens. Obtaining a shallow depth of field at maximum aperture F/4 produces really sharp results. The Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) helps the lens' Auto Focus (AF) operate very fast and quiet simultaneously; other standard models tend to make louder AF sounds and may struggle depending on what the camera is attempting to identify as the subject. If you struggle with the AF, MF is always to secondary option to manually control your own shots. I suggest using a lens filter to protect lens glass to prevent or eliminate scratches or worse. The 1.4x and 2x tele-converters can be used with this lens, I have the 2x version already. Even at 135mm to 200mm (which I hear is really 216mm to 320mm for my Rebel T5 APS-C 1.6x crop factor sensor), any perceived distortion is not even noticeable to the naked eye. However, I will admit that once the focal length maxes out at 200mm, hand held camera shake or other instabilities can blur potentially great photos. I do understand why IS was built into the newer models. Compared to other telephoto lens, the 70-200mm is very lightweight, but still on the long side, which I don't mind. The body is very well built and has a stunning cream white, black and red ring design, which looks very attractive, even to to onlookers. I do truly love the 70-200mm F/4 lens and while most of my environments that I take photos in do not warrant its use, it feels 'new' when I do I have the opportunity to use take great shots with it. By today's standard, the 70-200mm F/4 is quite affordable as well. Truly a masterpiece and most owners will attest to its quality craftsmanship and continuous dynamic results.

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      5.0

      Great portrait lens

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      from Maui, HI

      Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

      We used this lens for the first time yesterday in a beach photo shoot. The images are stunning...crisp and vivid. The image stabilization works very well. We chose this over the more expensive 70-200 lenses because we shoot almost exclusively outdoors in sunlight and this lens appears to be perfect for this. The build quality is fantastic so it should provide great results for our clients for years to come!

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      5.0

      Sharpest Lens I've ever owned

      By 

      from Concord, CA

      Pros

      • Fast auto-focus
      • Superior build quality
      • Super-sharp images

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

          Several months ago, I took two bags of lenses that I have, including several "L" lenses, and I ran them through my own tests to see which was the sharpest and second sharpest, etc. This was after a friend of mine, who does professional photo work, had a picture of herself taken with this lens and it was so sharp, it was almost too sharp. By far, this lens came out the winner! I now have a new respect for this lens. The only problem is that I wish I had more uses for it then I do. It's kind of an odd "mm" in that I find it too high to use for portraits and landscapes, except for close-ups of things far away, and when I shot the moon a few weeks ago, it came in a big blurred, whereas my really cheap 500mm mirror lens did okay. But when I've used it for shooting portraits of people, though they are further away, making it more difficult, the pictures are absolutely amazing! Likewise, I shot a mountain in a meadow a few weeks ago and that was amazing as well. I haven't found the exact best use of this lens yet, but if you're considering buying this lens, it takes by far the sharpest and most amazing color photos of any other Canon lens I've come across as of yet.

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          5.0

          Perfect Balance

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          from Germany

          Pros

          • Fast auto-focus
          • Great Value
          • Lightweight
          • Superior build quality
          • Super-sharp images

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

            I purchased this lens for my 700D after reading multiple reviews and researching various lenses. This is my first L lens and I am very pleased with the pictures and the way the lens handles. For me, it is the perfect balance of quality (great glass and solid build), practicality (lightweight and ergonomic), and cost (especially with a rebate). I primarily shoot outdoor sports/action and have also taken some great indoor action pictures--yes, handheld without IS. I recommended this lens to a friend who ended-up purchasing the IS version (also a great lens) and has been very satisfied.

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            5.0

            Simply superior!

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            from SF Bay Area

            Pros

            • Fast auto-focus
            • Superior build quality
            • Super-sharp images

            Cons

            • none!

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

              Others have probably summed this lens up pretty well, but I LOVE THIS LENS! I have been using Canon SLR's since the late 1970's and have always been a big fan. I made the switch to digital in 2011 and have the 7D and 5D Mark 3. Both are super cameras and each lens I have is like having two when you consider the 1.6 crop factor of the 7D. I also have and love the 1.4x extender. On the 7D you now have a 480mm equivalent! Great for sports! I was strictly a prime lens guy for most all the years I have been shooting. I loved my Canon 200mm f2.8 lens! With this lens, I am now a huge zoom fan. This lens is just a super compact size and very light weight. Personally, I would choose it over the 2.8 model unless I really needed the speed or really shallow DOF. It is tack sharp and super easy to use. I love how the lens does not extend when you zoom. Always the same size and about half the weight and price of the 2.8 model. Aside from the excellent quality, what I like most is the size and weight. I can get this and my 24-70 f4 easily into a small bag and this is my go to run and gun package. I have several primes, but find myself not using them at all with these two excellent lenses. Buy one! You will love it!

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              5.0

              Made the right choice!

              By 

              from Los Angeles

              Pros

              • Superior build quality
              • Super-sharp images

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                Debated long and hard on this vs the 2.8 non-IS since they are very close in price. I opted for the f4 because I didn't want to lug around a monopod and the f4 is proven sharper. The 4 extra stops of shutter speed is real and more than makes up for the slower glass. Hands down winner!

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                5.0

                Amazing lens

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                from Cincinnati, OH

                Pros

                • Fast auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • price
                • Superior build quality
                • Super-sharp images

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                  I bought this lens last year and WOW. I chose the f/4 IS over the other versions of the 70-200 by Canon for several reasons. The first being the weight compared to the f/2.8 is roughly half of the IS II version (1.68lbs vs 3.29lbs). The second reason being the image quality. After reading around and looking at tests the f/4 IS version is the second in sharpness only to the flagship 2.8 IS II version in the Canon lineup. It does very well wide open at f/4. The image quality as well as the Image stabilization are well worth the difference from the non-IS f/4 and f2.8. The IS is fantastic and keeps images sharp. It doesn't come with a tripod collar but it isn't needed because it is so light. I use it all the time on my tripod with no problems just using the camera mount. Color rendition is wonderful as well. Certainly a giant step above the 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS I replaced. If you are an outdoor photographer and need a telephoto zoom this is your lens. I have used it for some outdoor portrait work as well and the bokeh was fantastic. Just a great lens.

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                  5.0

                  Great Lens!

                  By 

                  from Boston NY

                  Pros

                  • Fast auto-focus
                  • Superior build quality
                  • Super-sharp images

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                      Excellent lens I have had this for about 8 months sharp pictures even captures birds in flight! Very light for the zoom range, well thought out lens. Easy to focus or adjust the zoom while framing a moving subject. I use it with a 1.4xII and its still tack sharp even on off hand shots.

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