Product Reviews (103)
I bought this len for my canon 20d...
Strengths: Very sharp. Fast focus. Quiet. Solid. Great value for the money.
Weakness: A little heavy, but reasonable considering its range
I bought this len for my canon 20d before leaving for a trip to Grand Circle. I have been very satisfied with its performance. It's not only good for Landscape but for portrait. The len has very solid construction, weight is reasonable and good reach. If you are looking for a good value for the money and very good performance, this is the len you want. Final note: the len does not have IS, but I can leave without it.
By twhan - Feb 1, 2005
Top quality at a reasonable price....
Strengths: quality construction great optics
Top quality at a reasonable price. I use this with a Canon D60 EOS Digital camera and results are professional in quality. Would be nice to have image stabilization and a 2.8 vs a 4 but these come at a high cost. If you can live with F4 then this is the lens to buy in the 70-200mm range! With the 1.6 ratio of the D60 it turns into a 112-320mm lens.
By pjoy - Mar 31, 2004
Canon 70-200mm F4
Strengths: Light weight, wonderful color, extremely sharp, excellent build quality
Weakness: For the price, none.
For less than $600, this is the best Canon telephoto zoom lens on the market. Picture quality is almost as good as primes. Autofocus is extremely fast and quiet.
I have both this lens and its bigger brother 70-200mm F2.8 IS. I took some test shots on both lenses. From F5.6 and up, there is absolutely no difference in sharpness or color between 2 lenses.
For people cannot decide among 3 different versions F4, F2.8, F2.8 IS: Get the F2.8 IS if you have the budget, or F4 for its low price and light weight.
This is the least expensive L lens, but probably the best one to start your L glass collection.
By skywalker168 - Aug 26, 2005
This lens has great clarity at all...
Strengths: Clarity, flexibility, silent USM focusing, fast focusing, weight vs. size
Weakness: no tripod ring
This lens has great clarity at all focal lengths. I use it on my Digital Rebel and consider myself a "casual" photographer. I've used the Canon 70-200mm f/4 mostly for outdoor wildlife shooting thus far. It's proven fast enough to capture great pictures at dusk, though you need a steady hand and some luck. In low light, the tripod ring that isn't included, (a whopping $115.00 extra) would be really handy. Besides that, this lens is wicked good and has convinced me to save up for more L-Series Canon lenses.
By scottmjarvis - May 1, 2005
Calling this a great lense for its...
Strengths: Excellent optics and build quality. Lighter and cheaper than many other high-end telephoto zoom lenses. No front rotating or extending lense elements. One of the best zoom lenses on the market.
Weakness: Lens hood can be a tad awkward, especially with filters. Extra controls for locking focus and zoom would be nice. Can be tricky to balance, and tripod colar not included.
Calling this a great lense for its price would be a bit unfair given that this lense can deliver higher quality images than many more expensive zoom and even many prime lenses. It's lighter and more compact than its F/2.8 sister lenses, has a closer focusing, and delivers comparable, if not better, image quality. For those who really need the wider aperture and/or IS, this isn't the right lens, but for most people, the lighter weight alone makes this a more practical option, not to mention that it's the cheapest 'L' lens. After suffering through mediocre optics for a while, the image quality of this lens blew me away, and there's no looking back.
By beb74 - Dec 13, 2004
Canon 70-200 f/4L - worth every penny
Strengths: Great color and sharpness, USM, lightweight compared to the f/2.8L, lens hood is included
Weakness: Tripod mount is expensive if you need it.
This lens has been an absolute pleasure on my Canon Rebel XT (350D) body. I find that I use it for wildlife and sports more than anything, as the 1.6x crop on my 350D makes the short end of this lens pretty long for most other shooting that I do.
If you're looking to blend in with the crowd, you won't with this lens attached to your camera body, unless if you're with a crowd of fellow photographers. The white color and size of this lens compared to what most people are used to seeing will make you stand out. I don't mind this, as I find it amusing when people come up to me and ask which newspaper I'm shooting for, when I just take photos on my own as a hobby that I'm not paid for. Stealth isn't exactly a feature of this lens, unless if you camouflage it... :)
I don't think you can find a better lens in this focal range at the price they sell this for. This lens is a bargain for being a Canon "L" lens, along with it's great sharpness, color, and build quality. I highly recommend it. If you don't end up liking it, the resale value of used Canon "L" lenses is pretty high and consistent, so you'll get most of your money back if you decide to sell it (like after upgrading to a 70-200 f/2.8 IS :-) ).
By cakier - Aug 29, 2005
I was going to buy the Canon...
Strengths: Great optical quality, relatively light, solidly built
Weakness: Tripod adapter sold separately, no IS (Image Stabilization)
I was going to buy the Canon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM Lens, but after reading the reviews on that lens and the 70-200mm f/4.0L USM I decided to buy the latter. The lens build and optical quality are outstanding. You could upgrade to the f/2.8mm IS version, but with greater cost and more significant weight. For me, this was an outstanding purchase. The focal range is good, and can be increased with the addition of a 1.4x extender. I have not found the need for IS on this lens. I purchased the optional tripod adapter which seemed expensive for the amount of material.
By regeneron - Jan 17, 2005
Strengths: Fast and quiet focus. Crisp photos at 200mm. Manual focus override.
Weakness: For the price, none.
This lens is fantastic. An L-series lens for approximately half the price of others in the series, with almost no loss in performance. Great for wildlife photography, as it focuses almost instantly and accurately.
By Nimitx - Sep 2, 2005
This is one great lens. Its my...
Strengths: - incredible glass - built like a tank - and so many more, as mentioned in other reviews.
Weakness: - lens hood is huge! - white color makes it harder to blend in especially when taking street photography. (athough this can be a plus). - odd filter size
This is one great lens. Its my first 'L' lens, but from using this lens, I hope its not my last. There are many pluses that others have already pointed out, so I won't mention them again.
I will mention a few negatives, so hopefully it will stop all you photo junkies from clearing out your accounts getting 'L' lenses. First off, the lens hood is huge! Its hard to use polarized filter when on. Nor is there a real substitute. When not using the hood it can be reversed on the lens, but then it covers the focusing ring. Little annoying, but can be lived with.
One other negative, although not a big one (and in all fairness mentioned by Canon), when the focus distance selector is placed on the 3m selection, the focusing (especially on object around 3m) can be a little slower than some other lenses. But then again if you are going to focus on 3m then just leave it on the 1.2m selection.
Even with the negatives listed, I would buy this lens any day. It is a great walk around lens (although a little heavier than consumer models) for taking incredible pictures. Now if I could only afford other 'L' lenses....
By ncomly - Feb 5, 2005
I have been using this lens for...
Strengths: L quality - Excellent sharpness, contrast and color. Good AF speed, build quality. Internal focus.
Weakness: Not f/2.8, No Image Stabilizer, No tripod mount
I have been using this lens for almost 3 months, it the the best quality tele lens in my set right now.
I compared this lens to the EF 75-300 IS, this lens is way better wide open across the zoom range.
I needed to stop down the 75-300 2 stops to get similar sharpness. However, it still couldn't match the color contrast and saturation of this lens.
This lens is Canon L series lens, as other L lens, you will get supplied hood and carrying case in the package and also the red stripe on the lens barrel! ;)
So much good things to say about this lens, however there are many things i don't care much. It is somewhat long make sure your have a large bag to carry it around. It is white, for some people like me, I just don't like capturing people attention. It has no IS, so it is a bit hard to take picture handheld without having enough light. If canon releases the IS version of this lens, I will be the first in line ;)
Overall, I can say that this lens is the best bang for the buck if you care about the quality.
By Bz Gadgets - Apr 17, 2005
Great Lens but not what I needed
Need a wider angle lens
By photolady on Adorama - Jul 2, 2013
Fantastic telephoto lens at fantastic price
Strengths: Price, image quality, build quality, did I say price?
Weakness: No tripod collar
I've owned this lens for over 6 months now and this is by far one of my most favorite telephoto lenses. Image quality is superb, lens build quality is superb, handling is superb. It's one of the best lenses among Canon's lenses and considering its modest price, I think it's a bargain. It's not as fast as its other variant, but I personally never cared for a fast lens, so f/4 is not a problem for me. It also does not have an image stabilizer, which for me is not an issue either (especially considering that the same lens with IS costs $500+ more). I would recommend buying a tripod collar if you intend to use the lens mounted on a tripod. I compared this lens to a couple of other Canon L, Sigma and Tamron lenses (see www.slrlensreview.com for some stats) and it is clearly at the top of the 'food chain' (figuratively speaking).
By klut - Jun 9, 2007
Strengths: Crisp sharpness and amazing color with this lens. Nice lens hood and case are included.
Weakness: Tripod mount ring not included (Canon brand is expensive to purchase)
From the first photo I took with this lens, I was hooked! Amazing clarity compared to Tamron zoom lens I purchased previously. I will be using this lens for wildlife, marine and landscapes mostly. I use the lens on my Canon Rebel XSi and love it after having it only one day! Hats off to Canon for an L-series lens at a remarkable price for the quality.
By Space; - Mar 10, 2009
probably the least expensive L lens out there
Strengths: 1. L lens build-quality 2. pictur quality is one of the best you can get 3. price is unbelievable
Weakness: only if you could afford the f2.8:)
It's probably the least expensive L lens you could get out there. However, the build-quality is still "L". Weather-proof with super pictur quality.
Well, if you could afford the f2.8, go for it. Otherwise, it is one of the first zoom lens you should get for your Canon camera.
By bblewis - Nov 18, 2005
I purchased this lens for my Canon...
Strengths: sharp, focus speed, quality, outfit
Weakness: none so far
I purchased this lens for my Canon Rebel XT. Together, they deliver great pictures. I couldn't be more satisfied with the picture quality. This is probably the most inexpensive L lens from Canon. With the high quality of this lens, it is worth every Penny that you spend.
Final note, this lens is quite big. If you plan to have 3-4 lenses and a flash, you will definitely need a large camera bag to hold them all.
By mhsun75 - Apr 5, 2005
I finally upgrade to L series....
Strengths: Light weight, price
Weakness: F/4 not 2.8
I finally upgrade to L series. This lens is probably the least expensive one in L series. And it is not as heavy as it looks like. The quality is superb. Image is very sharp from center to edge, although I don't have a chance to compare it with 70-200mm F/2.8. But for only half the price who cares:)
By victorxian - Mar 2, 2005
Great Lens but not what I needed
I liked this lens but I returned it because it was not what I needed
By photolady on Adorama - Jun 18, 2013
I used this in the White mountains over the weekend and could not be more happy about the quality,ease of use,fantastic picture sharpness
By ghartd1 on Adorama - Oct 1, 2013
Excellent, but ......
As with most Canon products they are well built and you get results. This lens is no different. At one point or another I have used all their 70-200mm lenses (including the latest f/2.8L IS II) and this is much lighter than all of them. I am rebuilding m
By BubbaRay21 on Adorama - May 28, 2013
Straight out of the box this lens was amazing. Of course receive it promptly from Adorama, world class shipping. The only thing you'll miss with this lens are great photos if you don't use it. This lens will make my top favorite in my bag.
By j.mcgee007 on Adorama - May 19, 2013
Fantasic Lens; 70-200m f/4L
Great Lens at a good price. This lens is sharp producing pictures with excellent color and brilliance. It is very light and compact about 1.5 lbs and 7 inches long. It is perfect for hikes and day trips (zoos/baseball games). Add extension tubes and you'l
By RedGoat on Adorama - May 14, 2013
Very Sharp Lens
I would give this lens a five star except that I have to reserve that for the Image Stabilized version. This lens is rated on many review sites as one of the best of the L series and it lives up to the hype. With 70 mm on the short end of the range it wor
By starwatcher on Adorama - Apr 10, 2013
I love the quality of pics
It is a very sharp lens just trying to decide if I like wide angle lens or longer glass lens But supreb images
By s.wingert photography on Adorama - Apr 9, 2013
Glad I made the leap to the L series!!
Incredible results after A-B tests with previous lenses. I am sold on the structure and performance of the L class lens.
By Rootdoctor on Adorama - Apr 9, 2013
Delivered as expected, great service.
By Ron on Adorama - Mar 19, 2013
I wish it went lower than 70. I'm always having to back up to get the shot I want in frame, but the lens is great
By dlhiggi on Adorama - Feb 7, 2013
Excellent L Class Entry Point
I bought this lens for several uses, I enjoy roller derby photography and also wildlife photography. I am simply amazed at the speed which this lens can autofocus under great light conditions. I have yet to use it for Roller Derby, but I will find out soo
By don huddy photography on Adorama - Feb 6, 2013
Great lens. Highly recommended.
I am very glad that I got this lens. I also own the 2.8 IS version but wanted a new and 'crisp' lens. I went with the f4 since I don't need the extra stops when shooting outdoors and I use it with stobes almost all of the time. I noticed that when shootin
By Tom Jackson on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013
A Great Quality Lens
A great lens at a reasonable price.L quality,feels well built in hand,not to heavy.You can get many uses out of this lens.
By K.M on Adorama - Jan 29, 2013
Superb telephoto lens
Low light telephoto, sports and wild life photography.
By Richi on Adorama - Dec 31, 2012
Quick, fast AF, light & great value
I tried the all in the 70-200 family - f/4 w & w/o is, f/2.8 w/ & w/o is last & new gen and finally went w/ the sleek f/4 usm version. I preferred the light weight, slim design and was pleasantly surprised at it's fantastic IQ To me the f/2.8's biggest 'c
By shuttertripper on Adorama - Sep 10, 2012
Very light weight and great image quality
By B on Adorama - Aug 27, 2012
Lensa passed comprehensive review
I put ,my lens through 137 photos, some with borrowed 1.4 & 2.0 extensors and it came out with flying colors. I am an old....fellow and found I could handhold the lens at 1/80second. Great buy.
By jogger on Adorama - Jul 23, 2012
The Best Lens in My Bag
I use my lenses to shoot everything. I was using my Canon 55-250 for portraits as well as my Sigma 18-50. I love those two lenses but once I used this lens, I never new such beauty. I look at my photos as pretty good with my past lenses like the Canon 75-
By CubicleNinja on Adorama - Jul 8, 2012
I got this lens as a replacement for my 2.8l IS II version...I didn't need all of the bells and whistles for shooting surf really. Most of the time when I am shooting with this lens I don't need any of those functions. It's just as sharp though and saves
By Hellothere on Adorama - Jul 2, 2012
Meets expectations for my work
At the same time that I purchased this accessory, I purchased the Canon EOS 7d since I needed a digital camera, cropped-frame, with HD video capability for scientific research documentation purposes (I am a university professor). I preferred to stay with
By entropy zero on Adorama - Jun 28, 2012
Lots of bang for the buck
You know the 2 big liabilities of this lens going in -- slowish maximum aperture, and no IS. If these aren't show-stoppers for you, this lens is a great value. The image quality I'm getting with my 60D is stellar -- crisp and sharp, good color saturation
By Miles on Adorama - Apr 16, 2012
this lens is great if there is enough ambient light. No IS means when zoomed out to 200mm and hand held you have to have a pretty high shutter speed to avoid blur. over all a great piece of glass for the $$. if you can wait and save money to buy the 2.8 v
By DnAPhoto on Adorama - Apr 3, 2012
Jury still out
Have numerous digital cameras and wanted to take the next leap to Canon with an "L" lens. Coupled with a 2x extender for added reach. The lens works great by itself but is a challenge with the extender. No autofocus. The one thing I have learned is autofo
By Pixtaker on Adorama - Feb 20, 2012
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
I am very happy with this lens plus Adarama salesman Al, helped me a lot.The first 5 pictures on Flickr are taken with this lens. I didn't buy the IS but the stabilizing was fine without it.www.flickriver.com/pho...
By Pat on Adorama - Feb 20, 2012
SHARP DAYTIME LENS
NEED GOOD NATURAL LIGHT. NEED TRIPOD IF USING A SLOWER SHUTTER SPEED. SHARP! COMES WITH LENS HOOD AND POUCH.
By KEL on Adorama - Jan 30, 2012
Great for Outdoors
It's a fantastic lens, but even with f/4, you'll find yourself cranking up the ISO, especially handholding and at longer focal lengths, particularly for moving subjects. The IS version is worth the extra money, solving the f/4 issue for still subjects. I
By Clickity Click on Adorama - Jan 23, 2012
Great Lens! Purchased for primarily shooting outdoor kids sports events which IS wouldn't help. Outdoor shots are consistently stunning mounted to a 60D. Have used indoors too with great success in fairly dim lighting. IS would make this lense even more v
By TD on Adorama - Jan 16, 2012
Awesome! Well worth the money...
I've had this lens for a little less than a month and I love it so far. The photos are crisp and neat and the quality is what I've come to expect with Canon's L line. The price point can't be beat either. This makes for a great entry level zoom lens and i
By Carlos M. on Adorama - Jan 5, 2012
While not the 2.8 or the IS (or the 2.8 IS!), this is still a very versatile lens that produces tack sharp images. Absolutely one of Canon's best bargains in an L lens, seeing as it is a fraction of the other 70-200L lens prices!
By ettsn on Adorama - Jan 2, 2012
Great L lens!!!
This lens produces pictures that are as sharp as those taken with a 70-200 f2.8L IS ...it's also lighter and at a 1/3 of the price it makes it an amazing deal!!! It's a perfect match with my Canon 7d.
By Photo Crazy on Adorama - Dec 26, 2011
image quality (sharpness) unsurpassed. I own some other mfg. lens and they are good quality but can't compare with this one.
By preacher on Adorama - Dec 5, 2011
Great lens, loved it.
I bought the lens for my brother in-law and he loved it. It's great starting lens for him, his now getting ready to by a 2.8mm version of this lens.
By Timi on Adorama - Nov 14, 2011
Not very fast but great glass if you have the time to setup your shot and up your ISO
By Drew B on Adorama - Oct 4, 2011
Light and never let me down
I mostly use the lens for shooting both my daughters concerts. I usually cannot get close to the stage, and this lens has given me some very good shots with my external flash unit. There are times when I wish I had the faster version, but generally this u
By AK on Adorama - Sep 25, 2011
This is my first L lens. I was a little nervous about buying a lens without IS but it's proven not to be a problem at all. It's been a great match with my Canon 7d and perfect in just about every situation. You can't get a better lens for the money! Love
By Love Photography on Adorama - Sep 20, 2011
great L lens
Great L lens
By wabreu on Adorama - Sep 12, 2011
fast and sharp
really good for portraits. Fast, sharp, very well built. Used it for outside portraits at weddings. After using this quality of lens is hard to get back to lower quality.
By minmax007 on Adorama - Sep 9, 2011
I am sold on the L lens
I use it to shoot individual subject or small animals. This glass is great for portrait shot. Very sharp image. The color looks vibrant. It doesn't has IS feature. But, you can use a tripod or set it at faster shutter speed to reduce shaking. At F4, it's
By Joe on Adorama - Sep 7, 2011
Absolutely the best lens for the price!
I have had this for a little more than a year. It is still as smooth as when I first bought it. I have also used it in a rain storm with no ill effects. I mainly use it, along with a EOS 40D, to photograph the High School Cross Country and Track teams for
By Caribou Coach on Adorama - Sep 7, 2011
since I have it I used full
for the priceis a good lens
By Billy on Adorama - Sep 6, 2011
fast and sharp
Really fast and sharp even at F4. Great for outdoor portraits (weddings and not only). With IS and F2.8 is even better, but that's for a price.. so great lens for the price!
By MX on Adorama - Sep 5, 2011
Originally had the non-IS version and was very disappointed due to blurry pics when handheld. This lens allows me to get consistently sharp pictures and is definitely worth the few extra dollars.
By RB on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011
Just as advertised
This lens provides absolutely perfect pictures in good lighting. It's easy to hold and zoom. It seems to be a bit slow to focus when in video mode, but that might be that I'm spoiled because of how fast it focuses in shooting mode. I didn't get the IS and
By Poppy on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011
Love This Lens!!!
I was a little concerned ordering a lens without IS but I have not had any issues with that at all. 99.9% of all my pictures have been amazingly sharp...and the bokeh this lens produces is beautiful!! The only down side is it's actual size and it's "L" ta
By Chicago Photos on Adorama - May 7, 2011
love your camera again
I am the track photographer at Samoa dragstrip, Eureka, CA. In good light this lens can't be beat, at the price anyway, sharpness is excellent, love it!
By Will Whitmer [@] on Adorama - Mar 13, 2011
Great Value for the Money !
Everything rolled into one package ! What more could you ask for. Great quality and great name.
By Rottiman on Adorama - Feb 6, 2011
NICE "L" Lens!
I bought this Canon L Lens in 2009, I love this lens and my 24mm-105mm L lens. It takes sharp and crisp clear pictures you will not be disappointed. L glass is a little $$$ but simply the BEST!
By EMT9112U on Adorama - Jan 24, 2011
Go "L" !
Get a tripod and shoot at night! I use it in a home studio for portraits. Took it out at night and loved it on a tripod. Once you go L youll never go back!
By onewheeldrive on Adorama - Jan 13, 2011
easy to handle, not so expensive
By Jack on Adorama - Jan 12, 2011
This lens, for the price, is a great bargain and a great steady performer. While it is no 2.8 nor weather-sealed, we knew this going into this purchase and it is what it is. It will last us forever and a day and when used with a flash or plenty of light,
By Awinphoto on Adorama - Jan 12, 2011
Used but just as good as new!
Light and fast focus!!! Did some fashion with it and it was superb... loved it!
By jaimefotopro on Adorama - Jan 12, 2011
I ORDERD THIS FOR MY CANON REBEL450 AND IT IS A LOT SHARPER THAN MY CANON EF 70-300MM USM IS LENS, I USE A 1.4 TELOCONVERTER WITH IT AND GET SHARP PHOTOS UNDER CLOUDY SKYS, HER IN THE P.N.W..
By SNAPHAPPY on Adorama - Sep 20, 2010
EF 70-200mm F4L lens
I use a canon rebel 450 and this lens works verry well for me, it seams to be a lot stronger than the canon 70-300 that I have, I have only had it for three weaks now and have shot over 1000 shots with it and I am pleased with it. I highly recamend it r
By snaphappy on Adorama - Sep 9, 2010
A must have lense!
I am so incredibly happy with this lense. I bought it for a trip to the Arctic. It performed superbly for landscape photography. But also pleasantly surprised me in taking brilliant quality aeroplane photos at a recent airshow. Quality of images across th
By Linda on Adorama - Aug 27, 2010
A Great Lens
The first time I used this lens on a wedding was just last week and the quality of pictures I got were great, provided there is enough light to expose the subject. For situations where there is less light, a long exposure, high ISO and steady hand complim
By rabacas on Adorama - Aug 2, 2010
first L lens is delivering so far
I saved up for this lens over the cheaper Canon 75-300mm and am happy with that choice so far. Covers all of the zoom that I need and delivers some great shots so far. Wish that I could have afforded the IS or f2.8 versions, but this one has a great resal
By jspruit on Adorama - Aug 1, 2010
Fast, accurate, and solid build.
This is my first DSLR and L lens. I bought the 70-200 f4L and my Canon 40D at the same time. They arrived July 1, 2010. So far I have only used this with my new 40D to photograph landscapes and the kids recreation activities. The focus is very good, and f
By Caribou Coach on Adorama - Jul 26, 2010
so far, great as advertised
the lens has a great reputation, so it doesn't need much more from me. i am very happy with it so far!
By Tommy on Adorama - Jun 16, 2010
Excellent Lens. Can hand hold lens with proper shutter speed or flash. Extremely sharp. Fast focus. Colors vibrant and saturated.
By Grey Fox on Adorama - Apr 12, 2010
Great Lens at a Great Price
I am an advanced hobbiest, doing mostly landscape and nature photography. I bought this lens used from Adorama. The lens was in great shape [...] The lens is sharp and fast enough for what I do. Definately consider the tripod collar. Mounting the camera t
By K.Moore on Adorama - Apr 11, 2010
I would buy this product again and again
Lens is everything everyone says it is. I was going to wait and get the 70-200 L IS, but I use it mostly on a tripod so it is fine without it, and I saves a ot of cash.
By RUSS-D on Adorama - Apr 11, 2010
Clear and consistent
I've had this lens two weeks and have taken well over 1000 images with it. This lens is very sharp and clear. Extremely fast focusing...which is the only problem I have had with this lens. It focuses so fast that when you are panning with a running horse
By Mike on Adorama - Apr 1, 2010
It is very important to use the correct shutter speed - no less than 1/70 at 70mm, no less than 1/200 at 200mm - since this lens is not image stabilized. This is a very sharp lens at higher shutter speeds.
By Reid on Adorama - Mar 21, 2010
What more could be said about Canons L series lens ? Hands down the best ... Now just gotta save up for the 2.8 70/200
By J Stewart on Adorama - Feb 22, 2010
Now if they could only make it in a 1.4 for this price.
By Doug on Adorama - Jan 29, 2010
Love this lens!
Sharp as can be, love it, it has no learning curve, just put it on the camera body and be prepared to smile!
By Eth on Adorama - Jan 25, 2010
I love this lens! Solid construction, light enough that its not a burden to carry around, and very sharp! Works as a great portrait lens! Highly recommended
By Dan on Adorama - Jan 11, 2010
very sharp for the price
very cheap for the price!!! must have this on your bag
By nijel on Adorama - Jan 10, 2010
Light weight and high quality glass
As a outdoor photographer I really value the light weight and compact size. You don't want to lug heavy lenses around for week in your backpack. The picture quality is just what I expected. The L-quality shows in construction, feel and fast focus. Of cour
By ville on Adorama - Nov 2, 2009
AMAZING COLOR AND CLARITY
This lens is an outstanding value. I have to tell you that I am constantly amazed at how tack sharp and colorful the images are. I've been told they look 3D. This lens is fantastic for well-illuminated portraits and outdoor sports - I put the drive on co
By LightSeeker1 on Adorama - Oct 23, 2009
Very nice lens
A very nice sharp little zoom and the tripod collar from my 400mm f5.6 fits.
By tomb on Adorama - Sep 24, 2009
I've used this lens to capture wildlife on hikes and found that it produced some very vivid and focused pictures. It was awesome to be able to get birds and squirrels without having to get so close they got scared away! It is a little on the heavy side. H
By pharmer becky on Adorama - Sep 22, 2009
Best L lens for your budget
My first L lens.I test it at Beaver Dam MD,all my shots are great.Specially the sports mode.Now my friends envy me.They said my shots look like pro,but im not.Its the lens that counts.I made the right choice.not heavy on the pocket.Just bought the 50mm f/
By jake on Adorama - Jul 8, 2009
still thinkin about it
still kinda sharp even if you amp up the iso
By squiddy808 on Adorama - Jul 8, 2009
One great lens
This is my 7th Canon lens and my first L from Canon.I use it for a wide range of things. Landscape, wildlife, nature and a lot of action railroad as well as still shots. I have only owned it for two weeks, and am not disappointed. f2.8 or faster would be
By Trackside 3 on Adorama - May 27, 2009
One of the bes lenses
Fantastic lens!! Great value but produce good image quality. This is my first L lens but not the last and I happy with it.
By Handiyana on Adorama - May 22, 2009
The lens is great
I have been using it to shot photos of birds in flight and it works great
By Jack on Adorama - May 13, 2009
Excellent - I would recommend it always!
If you don't have all the money to buy the IS version...do not worry, this lens is worth the money! If used at the correct speed you'll get sharp and nice images. The lens is fast for high speed moving objects, up to this time I have used it the most for
By @_Bravo Photography on Adorama - May 11, 2009
I need more L lenses
This is my first "L" series lens. I was absolutely floored by the sharpness and clarity of the pictures. Gonna have to save money to get another.
By Jim on Adorama - Jan 21, 2009
Don't thing about it, get it is Great!!!
I read alot of reviews, it took me I while to figured out what lens to buy. But I'm happy with my buy..espacially for the price. I can do whith out an I.S ,but for the price you can beated.. This is my first "L" lens and I'm happy..
By MHerrera on Adorama - Aug 7, 2008
More than I hoped for
This lens is ridiculously sharp with great contrast. I don't find myself needing to post-process any contrast as I need to with my Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6. The bokeh is great, and it's L build and image quality for under $600 new. I'm not at all unsat
By Nick on Adorama - Aug 6, 2008
The one problem I have is when others cut down this product, think about it, this is one of the best lenses ever built, crisp clear photos, fast, durable and less money than the IS or the 2.8 (but made the same but without IS or bigger lense for 2.8), sur
By JL on Adorama - Jul 27, 2008
EF 70-200F4.0L HIgh End Results
This lens really surprised me as a test was done on a super dark foggy california day on the coast. No problem with light at full zoom and sharp as a tack, fast. Tracked migrations of birds with no problem at ISO 100 speeds! Sure the 40D had a role to pla
By John on Adorama - Jul 23, 2008
Perfect lens for an amateur like me. Even I canÃ‚Â´t fail with a lens like this.
By Haze on Adorama - Jul 12, 2008
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens is a solid build but light in weight (705 grams) “L” Lens, as compare to Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L Lens, and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens.Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens combines professional design with optical quality. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens has 8-blade aperture , which opens at constant f/4 at all focal length ranges,...
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