|EF||Autofocus lens designed both for Canon full frame and APS-C SLR cameras.|
|L||Professional lens with high quality optics and robust build. Meets the highest standards and provides excellent performance and flawless image quality unachievable with traditional optical technologies.|
|USM||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|Position in the lineup|
|Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS USM||Nov 2006||⊗|
|Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L USM||Sep 1999||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||34.3°-12.3° (35mm full frame)
27.3°-9.7° (Canon APS-H)
22°-7.8° (Canon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||16 elements in 13 groups, including 2 UD, 1 FL|
|Closest focusing distance:||120 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||8|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Canon EF)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø76 x 172 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||67 mm|
The lens barrel is large, heavy, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode with Full-Time Manual Focus.|
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
The lens features focusing distance range limiter which allows to choose between the following focusing distance ranges:
|1.2 m - ∞||Full range of focusing distances.|
|3 m - ∞||Range of focusing distances suitable for shooting distant subjects.|
By setting the suitable focusing distance range, the actual autofocusing time can be shorter.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 67 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
The lens does not feature optical image stabilizer. It is a significant disadvantage for a lens of such class - the need for image stabilization only grows with increasing of focal length. In order to obtain sharp images with this lens, you will need to use a tripod or shutter speeds not longer than 1/200 second (at focal length of 200 mm) which may require in some cases increasing the ISO setting and will lead to noisy images.
Landscape photography1)▪Wild nature photography1) Distant landscapes with perspective compression effect
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 262 KB|
|User Manual. Русский, Adobe PDF, 265 KB|
|Prime lenses for Canon EOS DSLR cameras|
Alternatives (AF, 61-224 mm)
|Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS USM||2006||⊗|
|Canon EF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 USM||1990||⊗|
|Canon EF 70-210mm F/4||1987||⊗|
|Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Macro||2005||⊗|