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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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CompatibilityCanon
TypeTelephoto Zoom
Filter Size67mm
  

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

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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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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4.0

Overall excellent - but bad ghosts at night

By 

from New Zealand

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

Outstanding performance in well-lit situations. However not good for taking photos of the moon, sunsets with bright clouds, or night shots with bright lights. In these cases it produces a very obvious ghost image for each light source. Many of the online reviews either don't mention this ghost problem, or brush over it as inconsequential. I think it spoils night photograph in a major way. Unfortunately the ghost does not appear in the viewfinder, so one cannot compose the picture to reduce the effect. Instead one has to view the image after shooting to see how bad the ghost may be, then try another shot to move the ghost to a less critical position. Then afterwards crop the image to cut out the ghost. This is not what I expected from this lens. So I think this is a great lens, but not for high contrast situations.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Impressive!

By 

from Hopewell Junction, NY, United States

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

I finally got to put this lens through it's paces on a vacation in Costa Rica. The images are outstanding on my 70D. I was extremely happy with the images from EF-S 55-250 STM, but is "L" lens took my photos to another level. I never looked at a photo from corner to corner .. but wow, now I get it. The focus is instant the images are extremely sharp, bright, colorful and simply stunning. I'm becoming more in tune with my photo's and since I shoot mostly family stuff and outdoors this lens is perfect. It's larger than my other telephoto and I lose some reach, but I could not be happier. I put some raw images into lightroom for post processing .. found very little to do .. My plan is to move to full frame when Canon finally updates the 6D but for now .. this is great on the 70D. I must admit I'm truly amazed, !!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All the 5 ratings are justified

By 

from San Jose, CA

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

My first and only L lens, this zoom exceeds my expectations, amazingly sharp at all apertures. It fits into my smallish camera bag, and is rather light. Minor distortion at the extreme ends is easily dealt with in processing software. Unless you have an EG-D screen with lines (5D and 6D SLRs), or call up the "level" in Live View, frame a little large, so that you don't lose image area cropping after straightening your horizon.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All the 5 ratings are justified

By 

from San Jose, CA

Verified Buyer

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

My first and only L lens, this zoom exceeds my expectations, amazingly sharp at all apertures. It fits into my smallish camera bag, and is rather light. Minor distortion at the extreme ends is easily dealt with in processing software. Unless you have an EG-D screen with lines (5D and 6D SLRs), or call up the "level" in Live View, frame a little large, so that you don't lose image area cropping after straightening your horizon.

 
5.0

I like this product.

By 

from Illinois

Verified Buyer

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

I like the lens

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens

By 

from CT, United States

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

 
5.0

Interesting, sharp, powerful***

By 

from Houston, TX, United States

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

 
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 Camera 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.

 
2.0

No working for me

By 

from Houston, TX

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

 
5.0

Great lens at a great price

By 

from Knoxville, TN

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