We take a closer look at the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM and see if it can compete with its f/2.8 sibling

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Overall score:92%


Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Review


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Sample images


Overall, the f/4 lens clearly plays second fiddle on paper but it is a very easy lens to carry and to use. Though it is expensive it is only roughly half that of the f/2.8 version, based on Canons SRPs. So there's probably a case for saying Canon has made the f/4 lens too good compared with the f/2.8 version. Its compromises and limitations are slight but its price advantage is substantial.


Filter Thread:67
Image Stabilisation:yes
AF Motor Type:USM
Maximum Magnification:0.21 (at 200mm)
Minimum Focus:120cm
Number of Diaphragm Blades:8
Lens Construction:16/13
Maximum Aperture:f/4
Diagonal Angle of View:34°- 12°
Focal Length:70-200mm
Dimensions:76 x172mm
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