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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens

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EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM
  • Macro facility lets you focus right down to 1.5m / 6ft
  • Switch between autofocus and manual operation
  • Comes with 1 year manufacturer's warranty
  • Filter Size: 67 mm
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Style Name: EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 14.2 x 25 cm ; 1.1 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Item model number: 2578A009AA
  • ASIN: B00005QF6T
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan. 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Style Name: EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM

Manufacturer's Description

  • Product Description: Canon EF telephoto zoom lens - 70 mm - 200 mm
  • Lens System: Telephoto zoom lens
  • Intended For: 35mm SLR, digital SLR
  • Mounting Type: Canon EF
  • Lens Aperture: F/4.0
  • Focal Length: 70 mm - 200 mm
  • Optical Zoom: 2.9 x
  • Min Focus Range: 1.2 m
  • Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual
  • Lens Construction: 13 group(s) / 16 element(s)
  • Special Functions: Tele, zoom
  • Filter Size: 67 mm
  • Length: 17.2 cm
  • Weight: 705 g
  • Box Contains

  • Canon EF7020040LU EF70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Zoom Lens
  • Soft Case
  • Lens Cap
  • Dust Cap
  • Lens Hood

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    Customer Reviews

    4.8 out of 5 stars

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    264 of 271 people found the following review helpful By Duraison Praveen on 3 Sept. 2011
    Style Name: EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM
    I have been using the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM Lens for a year now. I am so much pleased with the superior clarity and build quality it offers, that I feel I am aquainted enough to write a review about this amazing lens.

    1. Construction:
    The lens is very well constructed - faithfully stands up to what the magical letter 'L' denotes.

    a) Barrel: The lens barrel and the mount are made of metal. The barrel is painted in off-white and bears the adorable red ring at the end. The lens is sure to make heads turn but when you look at the pictures that this lens take, you would forget to notice the attention you are getting.
    b) Rings: The zoom ring feels smooth and softly damped when turning. Unlike some non-L series lens, the ring does not stutter/lock when it is turned from its initial position. There is no backlash between the rings (zoom and focus) and the lens barrel.
    c) Switches: There are 2 switches, one for selecting the focussing mode (auto/manual) and other to select the focus range (1.2m-infinity and 3m-infinity). The use of former switch is self explanatory. The latter switch is used based on the distance between the camera and the subject. This helps the lens to focus quickly depending on the situation. Please bear with me while I try to explain. If the subject is present within 3m from the camera, the first position (1.2m-infinity) is selected. In this mode, the lens starts to attain focus from minimum focus distance to the subject. Else, the other position (3m-infinity) is used. In this mode, the focus range of 1.2m to 3m is ignored and the lens starts to focus from 3m onwards thereby reducing the time required to attain focus on the subject. Many would be aware of it, however it is better to let the others know about it.
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    108 of 112 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Smith on 27 May 2010
    Style Name: EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS II USM
    I struggled for weeks justifying the cost of this lens, heck it's expensive. However, I bit the bullet, bought one and all I can say is WOW! I use it on a 5D MKII and the sharpness is simply jaw-dropping, I've never seen anything like it before.

    Is it heavy...
    Is it big...
    Is it worth it...

    All of these questions are things I considered, but now I own the lens and have seen the results, I don't care about its size or weight. This is now the standard lens fitted to my camera. It's great for shooting birds, wildlife, portraits and just about anything except macro. Having said that, you can get within a distance of around 1.5 metres and when cropped the detail is just awesome.

    Sharpness, IQ, colour, contrast and bokeh are all superb, I'm really pleased I invested in this lens and I'm sure I'll keep it for years and years and years.

    Yes, it's a lot of money, but if you can bring yourself to part with the cash, I promise you, you'll be smiling from ear-to-ear when you see your pics, it's just a beautiful piece of kit.
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    78 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 20 Mar. 2009
    Style Name: EF 70-200mm F/4.0 L IS USM
    I bought this after reading reviews and after having discovered quite how good L series lenses could be. I kind of gulped at the price and trusted what people consistently say about it (just google reviews). The definition it delivers is just amazing (hairs on the legs of a bumble bee from 15 feet, see yourself reflected in the eye of your dog when you view an image at 100% on the computer: that kind of thing), and the contrast and colour is delicious--colour perhaps just a tad less saturated than some other Canon lenses, but entirely natural. It focuses more or less instantly in almost all light conditions including situations where most other lenses would hunt. The round diaphragm gives really good background blur, and the image stabilization does (almost unbelievably) do exactly what Canon claims it does. I can get usable images at about 1/20th second at full zoom. Not all the time, but most of the time. And at 1/60th it's close to 100% of the time. The IS does make a noticeable whirr, but I doubt it would put off any but the shyest subjects. There is also a faint rattle if you shake the lens, but this is not a problem. All the L series lenses are heavier than the cheaper Canon lenses, and feel a little lens heavy with on small light bodies like the EOS 450D; but this lens is remarkably light considering its quality and range, and I could happily carry it around for a day. It's so sharp that even people who are quite fussy about quality should be able to crop images from it on the computer and get an effective zoom range significantly above 200mm (provided you're not printing out in A3). I think it's genuinely amazing. You pay a lot for the IS. If you can afford it, it's really worth it.
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    77 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Stroud on 17 Feb. 2007
    Style Name: EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM
    As a photographer who swears by prime lenses, I've never really adopted zooms as part of my essential kit. This lens, however, has changed my mind. It's very fast, autofuses superbly and produces the most uniform bokeh (back- foreground blur) I have seen in my work. I have the stunning 85mm 1.2, and the 70-200 competes - in terms of bokeh - with this.

    Lens weight never worries me - being a youngish, fit male - but be aware that this lens is large (because it's well made) and unless you're very strong, you wont be hand-holding this for long stretches of time. When this lens is mated with my 1DS, with flash attached, it's impractical over long periods of time (like weddings) without monopod support.

    But in terms of what you get for that extra weight: it's a stunning piece of glass and the results speak for themselves: superb contrast and colour; pin sharp, even wide open; silent, rugged and above all, it replaces several lenses in one go. I use this for portraits, landscapes and all manner of people related photography.

    This competes with my 85mm in terms of usage times.

    If you're unsure about whether you should buy this - don't be. From the minute you review your first series of images you'll love it.
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