Canon EF zoom lens 70-200mm

Mfg.Part: 2578A002 | CDW Part: 455483 | UNSPSC: 45121603
  • 70 mm
  • 200 mm
  • f/4.0 L USM
  • Canon EF
  • for EOS 1000
  • 1D
  • 50
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Canon EF zoom lens 70-200mm
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  • 70 mm
  • 200 mm
  • f/4.0 L USM
  • Canon EF
  • for EOS 1000
  • 1D
  • 50
  • 500
  • 5D
  • 7D
  • Kiss F
  • Kiss X2
  • Kiss X3
  • Rebel T1i
  • Rebel XS
  • Rebel XSi
High-performance, L-series telephoto zoom lens combining lightweight and compactness with an f/4 maximum aperture. Inner focusing and the ring USM enable quick and quiet autofocusing. Also, a circular polarizing filter can be attached and used without difficulty because the front lens element does not rotate during focusing. The tripod collar (sold separately) is the same one used with the EF 300mm f/4L USM.

Canon EF zoom lens 70-200mm is rated4.94 out of5 by16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EF 70-200mm f/4L USMThis is the first L lense I purchased. After researching and realizing how important glass is, I decided to purchase a L lense for my 300D Digital Rebel . However, prices were a little to steep. IS was an expensive feature I felt I could live without since I use a monopod most of the time anyway and a tripod for important stuff. I was very pleased. I have tried for quite a while to take a picture of the moon and was always disappointed with my standard 70 - 300 mm lense. It was so soft and the detail was missing. I tried the same shoot with this lense the results were fantastic. They especilly improved when I later purchased the new 5D Mark II. Even a better combination. I was able to keep the cost down and I was able to purchase another lense the EF 17-40 mm f/4L USM as well for a combined cost of one of the IS lenses. I was happy to put the money into the new camera. The photos are outstanding!!
Date published: 2009-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect BalanceI purchased this lens for my 700D after reading multiple reviews and researching various lenses. This is my first L lens and I am very pleased with the pictures and the way the lens handles. For me, it is the perfect balance of quality (great glass and solid build), practicality (lightweight and ergonomic), and cost (especially with a rebate). I primarily shoot outdoor sports/action and have also taken some great indoor action pictures--yes, handheld without IS. I recommended this lens to a friend who ended-up purchasing the IS version (also a great lens) and has been very satisfied.
Date published: 2014-08-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emergency backup lens may become #1 in my bagRecently my 'Go to' lens began having focus problems and since I had some races to cover right away I purchased the EF 70-200 f/4L. I had borrowed a friends on the day my other lens acted up and was convinced it was a great backup. I opted for the f/4 non IS because my primary lens is an f/2.8 with IS and I couldn't justify spending the extra to duplicate that. First race out (motocross) I was very happy with performance of the lens in fast action shots and couldn't believe the color captured even in dusty conditions. Also carrying the camera/lens all day I was overjoyed by the light weight.I did miss the IS on some panned shots but wouldn't blame the failures on the lens entirely.In motocross the perfect shot is often gone as fast as you can focus and this lens was fast enough to beat the riders.As my first venture into L glass I was very happy and this lens is now on top of the list for daily use. I am looking to sell my 'go to' lens and purchase the 70-200 f2.8L IS to replace it as the 'go to'.This lens is being used in combination with both a Rebel XTi and Rebel T1i primarily to shoot motocross pictures used in publications and sold as posters
Date published: 2011-07-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Historic Telephoto Zoom MasterpieceThe Canon 70-200mm F/4 USM is quite an amazing telephoto zoom lens. I wanted to wait a while before writing a review, but I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with this lens. Although this version is an older model with no IS, it still performs very well and I am always impressed with the quality of my photography. This was my first telephoto lens and I knew I had to own one since the day I saw it at an electronic store through the glass display window; I was in awe!One of the main purposes of the 70-200mm F/4 is for medium range photography where subjects can be shot at a distance. The minimal focal distance already starts at 70mm, so more than likely indoor or close quarter photography may not by the best environment for this lens. Obtaining a shallow depth of field at maximum aperture F/4 produces really sharp results. The Ultra Sonic Motor (USM helps the lens' Auto Focus (AF) operate very fast and quiet simultaneously; other standard models tend to make louder AF sounds and may struggle depending on what the camera is attempting to identify as the subject. If you struggle with the AF, MF is always to secondary option to manually control your own shots. I suggest using a lens filter to protect lens glass to prevent or eliminate scratches or worse. The 1.4x and 2x tele-converters can be used with this lens, I have the 2x version already. Even at 135mm to 200mm (which I hear is really 216mm to 320mm for my Rebel T5 APS-C 1.6x crop factor sensor), any perceived distortion is not even noticeable to the naked eye. However, I will admit that once the focal length maxes out at 200mm, hand held camera shake or other instabilities can blur potentially great photos. I do understand why IS was built into the newer models. Compared to other telephoto lens, the 70-200mm is very lightweight, but still on the long side, which I don't mind. The body is very well built and has a stunning cream white, black and red ring design, which looks very attractive, even to to onlookers.I do truly love the 70-200mm F/4 lens and while most of my environments that I take photos in do not warrant its use, it feels 'new' when I do I have the opportunity to use take great shots with it. By today's standard, the 70-200mm F/4 is quite affordable as well. Truly a masterpiece and most owners will attest to its quality craftsmanship and continuous dynamic results.
Date published: 2015-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's good, but is it worth it?I just purchased a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM lens. I have a Canon 50D and have been using a EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. I am not a commercial photographer; however, as a sideline to my job for the last 20 years I have been doing soil/landscape photography and have been published in several professional journals and textboks and presently have images on display in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum (Soils exhibit) in Washington D.C.Since retiring, I have started dabbling in wildlife photography. I have a lake nearby and a Great Blue Heron that begs to be photographed as well as a red-shouldered hawk that lives close by. The EF-S lens does a good job, but I want to get a little closer for that great profile shot. I was thinking about the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens, but after reading several reviews, decided to go with the 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM lens. Since most reviewers agreed the L series lens produces a better image at 200mm cropped to approximate a 300mm image, for only a little more I decided on the L lens. I really like the solid feel and construction of the lens; however, after shooting about a hundred images from my normal setup position at the lake, I was disappointed with the end results. The image quality did not seem to be improved over my 18-200mm lens and the focus (manual or auto) was not as sharp even using a tripod and remote switch.Before returning the lens to the vendor, I decided to do a test. I set the camera on a tripod in my garage (used the remote switch) and shot a photo scale card from 25 feet and 75 feet at 70mm and 200mm with both lens. Only one shot was better with the L series (non-IS) lens. The text was clearer and the edges were cleaner with the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. The L lens was only better at 25 feet at 200mm.I know this is not suppose to happen. Maybe I have an exceptional EF-S lens or a bad L lens or maybe the difference is not discernable on my computer screen. As soon as the return is complete, I plan to give the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens a try. (I shot the non-IS version for several years and was pleased with the results.)I know at 200 to 300mm the image may be soft (especially on the corners) and I probably will not be completely satisfied, but maybe I can make up the difference in Photoshop. Overall, I am disappointed with the results I achieved with the "L" series lens (especially with the added costs) and will stay for now with the standard lens.
Date published: 2010-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding overall zoom lenseThis lens has the versatility to shoot close semi-macro and also utilize for great sports photography (and everything in between, e.g. portraits). I place it on a monopod lots and it makes it easy to move and change settings. Very pleased with the performance and picture quality.
Date published: 2012-09-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bang for buckHaving used the IS 2.8 version, I was a little nervous about buying this lens. However, the lack of IS has not turned out to be a noticeable problem, even in low light. The pictures have turned out great and this lens is much lighter than it's IS counterparts!
Date published: 2011-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So perfectI love this lens. It has taken my photography to a new level. If you don't have an l series lens you should get one. The difference is amazing.
Date published: 2018-07-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good purchaseSharpness is not so good at the corners of the frame and the built quality is not as good as you would expect from an "L" lens, but that's all you can criticize of this zoom.The 70-200/4 L is inexpensive, it has a unique color rendition (which I really love) it's light, compact, and it keeps its size even zooming. Considering its price, it is a very good purchase.
Date published: 2013-05-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my favorite lenshaving an L lens is worth all the money! this lens is very sharp and has quick focusing system so if you are good with composition and techniques then expect to have a good or possible great picture.
Date published: 2010-10-12T00:00:00-04:00