Canon EF telephoto zoom lens 70-200mm

Mfg. Part: 1258B002 | CDW Part: 1141657 | UNSPSC: 45121603
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  • Telephoto zoom lens
  • 70 mm
  • 200 mm
  • f/4.0 L USM
  • Canon EF
  • for EOS 1000
  • 1D
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Telephoto zoom lens
  • 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
The EF 70-200mm f/4L USM is a high-performance, L-series telephoto zoom lens combining light weight 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.
Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Dimensions & Weight
Diameter: 3 in
Length: 6.8 in
Weight: 1.54 lbs

Brand: Canon
Manufacturer: Canon
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Canon EF

Lens System
Diaphragm Blades: 8
Element Qty: 16
Features: Fluorite glass , Full-time manual focusing , Internal focusing system , Rear focusing system , UD glass , Ultrasonic Motor (USM)
Filter Size: 67 mm
Focus Adjustment: Automatic , Manual
Group Qty: 13
Intended For: Digital SLR
Lens Aperture: F/4.0
Max Focal Length: 200 mm
Max View Angle: 34 degrees
Min Focal Length: 70 mm
Min Focus Distance: 4 ft
Min View Angle: 12 degrees
Optical Zoom: 2.9
Series: L USM
Special Functions: Tele , Zoom
System Type: Lens
Type: Telephoto zoom lens
Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Lens System Mounting
Mounting Type: Canon EF

Included Accessories: Dust cap , Lens cap , lens hood

Optical System
Magnification: 0.21

Miscellaneous (CDW)
Compatible With:
Canon EOS 1000D
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N
Canon EOS 1D Mark III
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Canon EOS 1Ds
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EOS 20Da
Canon EOS 300D
Canon EOS 30D
Canon EOS 350D
Canon EOS 400D
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 450D
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 50D
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Canon EOS Kiss Digital
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Canon EOS Kiss F
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Canon EOS Kiss X3
Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Canon EOS Rebel XSi

Product Reviews
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 46reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Overall excellent - but bad ghosts at night Outstanding performance in well-lit situations. However not good for taking photos of the moon, sunsets with bright clouds, or night shots with bright lights. In these cases it produces a very obvious ghost image for each light source.Many of the online reviews either don't mention this ghost problem, or brush over it as inconsequential. I think it spoils night photograph in a major way. Unfortunately the ghost does not appear in the viewfinder, so one cannot compose the picture to reduce the effect. Instead one has to view the image after shooting to see how bad the ghost may be, then try another shot to move the ghost to a less critical position. Then afterwards crop the image to cut out the ghost. This is not what I expected from this lens.So I think this is a great lens, but not for high contrast situations. October 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Impressive! I finally got to put this lens through it's paces on a vacation in Costa Rica. The images are outstanding on my 70D. I was extremely happy with the images from EF-S 55-250 STM, but is "L" lens took my photos to another level. I never looked at a photo from corner to corner .. but wow, now I get it. The focus is instant the images are extremely sharp, bright, colorful and simply stunning. I'm becoming more in tune with my photo's and since I shoot mostly family stuff and outdoors this lens is perfect. It's larger than my other telephoto and I lose some reach, but I could not be happier. I put some raw images into lightroom for post processing .. found very little to do .. My plan is to move to full frame when Canon finally updates the 6D but for now .. this is great on the 70D. I must admit I'm truly amazed, !! August 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by All the 5 ratings are justified My first and only L lens, this zoom exceeds my expectations, amazingly sharp at all apertures. It fits into my smallish camera bag, and is rather light. Minor distortion at the extreme ends is easily dealt with in processing software. Unless you have an EG-D screen with lines (5D and 6D SLRs), or call up the "level" in Live View, frame a little large, so that you don't lose image area cropping after straightening your horizon. July 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Favorite and Most Reliable Lens I have had 70-200L lenses for the past 8 years starting with a f4L non-IS. Around 2 years ago I upgraded to the f4L IS version. I was highly impressed with the colors and sharpness on my original 70-200 but my IS copy makes those look dull and soft. The IS, despite being one of Canon's older IS technologies, does make a difference.As for the sharpness, it really can't be beat. My 70-200 is perfect proof as to why this range lens is regarded as one of Canon's best L zoom lenses on the market. I have found it to be sharpest between f/7.1-9, but have had no issues with the sharpness even when being used wide open at that f/4.I personally recommend this lens to anyone and everyone. If you don't have a 70-200 L in your gear bag, you really are missing out. November 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by No working for me Hard to take a good shot with this lens. I keep reading reviews saying "crisp" and clear with great color saturation, yet I find just the opposite. Severe focus issues, poor color and overall cheap looking shots,Ironically, I switch back to the inexpensive 75-300mm that came with my camera (T3i) and I'm back to outstanding pictures. Very frustrating. Thought maybe it was my imagination, but this was my second half day shoot that produced suboptimal shots.Really want to like this lens. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? Have a lemon? August 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect images This lens produces amazing images on my 70D, detail and clarity is just awsome. The IS still leves me wanting a better performance so as the auto focus. January 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great portrait lens We used this lens for the first time yesterday in a beach photo shoot. The images are stunning...crisp and vivid. The image stabilization works very well. We chose this over the more expensive 70-200 lenses because we shoot almost exclusively outdoors in sunlight and this lens appears to be perfect for this. The build quality is fantastic so it should provide great results for our clients for years to come! December 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simply superior! Others have probably summed this lens up pretty well, but I LOVE THIS LENS! I have been using Canon SLR's since the late 1970's and have always been a big fan. I made the switch to digital in 2011 and have the 7D and 5D Mark 3. Both are super cameras and each lens I have is like having two when you consider the 1.6 crop factor of the 7D. I also have and love the 1.4x extender. On the 7D you now have a 480mm equivalent! Great for sports! I was strictly a prime lens guy for most all the years I have been shooting. I loved my Canon 200mm f2.8 lens! With this lens, I am now a huge zoom fan. This lens is just a super compact size and very light weight. Personally, I would choose it over the 2.8 model unless I really needed the speed or really shallow DOF. It is tack sharp and super easy to use. I love how the lens does not extend when you zoom. Always the same size and about half the weight and price of the 2.8 model. Aside from the excellent quality, what I like most is the size and weight. I can get this and my 24-70 f4 easily into a small bag and this is my go to run and gun package. I have several primes, but find myself not using them at all with these two excellent lenses. Buy one! You will love it! July 6, 2014
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