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

Abt Model: 2578A002 | UPC Code: 082966214202
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70-200mm 1:4.0 Focal Length And Maximum Aperture/ 67mm Filter Size/ 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/ 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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TypeTelephoto Zoom
Filter Size67mm
  

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
 
4.9

(based on 81 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Super-sharp images (57)
  • Superior build quality (55)
  • Fast auto-focus (53)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Light weight (4)

Cons

No Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Best Zoom Lens EVER made... by ANYONE!!!!

This lens is simply the finest zoom lens ever made. I've owned several lenses in this range and have used many more - including Leicas, Nikkors, Sigmas, and other Canons. This is...Read complete review

This lens is simply the finest zoom lens ever made. I've owned several lenses in this range and have used many more - including Leicas, Nikkors, Sigmas, and other Canons. This is the sharpest 70-200mm f/4 of them all, and is in fact sharper (wide open at f/4) than even f/2.8's I've tried including the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM. Its a great value, the image quality is without equal in this focal range, and the colors are crisp and contrasty. And theres the added benefit of it being much lighter than the f/2.8L's by a whole 1.5 pounds. Over the course of a long day of shooting that extra weight will fatigue you. The build quality is perfect if you ask me. The zoom ring is completely smooth which makes flashzoom shots a breeze, also any kind of zooming shot will have smoother zoom streaks. The focus ring is buttery smooth as well, making tack sharp manual a breeze as well. The 4-Stop IS works flawlessly making shots @ 200mm at speeds as long as 1/25 and 1/15 even possible. The only perceivable con is that you might not like the white/beige lens barrel or lack of an included tripod collar. I like the color as it doesn't absorb heat as much as black does making it a bit cooler to the touch on a long hot day of shooting outside. The tripod collar you don't really need as the lens is light and very well balanced, but it would be a nice detail to include in the price.

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No working for me

Hard to take a good shot with this lens. I keep reading reviews saying "crisp" and clear with great color saturation, yet I find just the opposite. Severe focus issues,...Read complete review

Hard to take a good shot with this lens. I keep reading reviews saying "crisp" and clear with great color saturation, yet I find just the opposite. Severe focus issues, poor color and overall cheap looking shots, Ironically, I switch back to the inexpensive 75-300mm that came with my camera (T3i) and I'm back to outstanding pictures. Very frustrating. Thought maybe it was my imagination, but this was my second half day shoot that produced suboptimal shots. Really want to like this lens. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? Have a lemon?

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5.0

I like this product.

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from Illinois

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

I like the lens

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5.0

Great lens

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from CT, United States

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

I'm only 14 and I got this lens for Christmas. I couldn't be happier!!! It's a great lens but not the best aperture range [only going down to 4]. But still a great lens!!!

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5.0

Interesting, sharp, powerful***

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from Houston, TX, United States

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

Interestingly enough, I got this lens by accident. My girlfreind was going through her stuff after a divorce settlement and it was laying underneath a lot of her belongings. I have recently gotten into photography on a more serious side but lacked a lot of great equipment. This is definitely far better than any lens Ive used. It is a little long but its impressive to look at. The clarity of the shots is impressive. You have to stay still or use a tripod when in full zoom or the shake is too great. I have captured wonderful phtos of our cat, at a distance of course, that rival my other lens. I simply love it!!!

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5.0

My Favorite and Most Reliable Lens

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from New Jersey, United States

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

I have had 70-200L lenses for the past 8 years starting with a f4L non-IS. Around 2 years ago I upgraded to the f4L IS version. I was highly impressed with the colors and sharpness on my original 70-200 but my IS copy makes those look dull and soft. The IS, despite being one of Canon's older IS technologies, does make a difference. As for the sharpness, it really can't be beat. My 70-200 is perfect proof as to why this range lens is regarded as one of Canon's best L zoom lenses on the market. I have found it to be sharpest between f/7.1-9, but have had no issues with the sharpness even when being used wide open at that f/4. I personally recommend this lens to anyone and everyone. If you don't have a 70-200 L in your gear bag, you really are missing out.

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2.0

No working for me

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from Houston, TX

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

Hard to take a good shot with this lens. I keep reading reviews saying "crisp" and clear with great color saturation, yet I find just the opposite. Severe focus issues, poor color and overall cheap looking shots, Ironically, I switch back to the inexpensive 75-300mm that came with my camera (T3i) and I'm back to outstanding pictures. Very frustrating. Thought maybe it was my imagination, but this was my second half day shoot that produced suboptimal shots. Really want to like this lens. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? Have a lemon?

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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

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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

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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

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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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