Canon has unveiled its first interchangeable lens with four stop image stabilizer. The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM will be priced around u00a3989 and be available late September.rn

Canon has unveiled its first interchangeable lens with four stop image stabilizer. The manufacturer says that the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM will enable handheld photography with no perceptible image blur at shutter speeds up to four steps slower than otherwise possible.

The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM features:

? Compact lightweight body – 760g, 172mm length

? 4 stop Image Stabilizer with 2 modes

? 1 x Fluorite and 2 x UD lens elements

? Ring type USM auto focus with full time manual override

? Circular aperture diaphragm for even background blur

? Environmental seals for dust and moisture resistance

? Super Spectra coatings to suppress ghosting and flare

? 1.2m minimum focus distance

? Lens hood and soft pouch

The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM offers a lightweight alternative to the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, complementing Canon?s other professional L-series lightweight zooms such as the EF 17-40 f/4L USM and EF 24-105L IS USM.

Two image stabilisation modes are offered. For shooting immobile subjects, mode 1 corrects for movement along both the horizontal and vertical axes. For shooting while panning horizontally to follow a moving subject, mode 2 turns off vertical correction and prevents the effect of dragging the subject back through the frame. Image stabilization switches off automatically when the camera is mounted on a tripod.

The EF 70-200mm lens will be priced around £989 and available late September. Find out more at www.canon.co.uk