Canon EF zoom lens 70-200mm

Mfg. Part: 2578A002 | CDW Part: 455483 | UNSPSC: 45121603
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  • 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
  • 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
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.
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: 24.87 oz

Brand: Canon
Localization: English
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: Zoom
System Type: Lens
Type: Zoom lens
Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Lens System Mounting
Mounting Type: Canon EF

Color: White
Color Category: White
Included Accessories: dust cap , Lens cap , Lens hood , soft case

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 40reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great lens I'm only 14 and I got this lens for Christmas. I couldn't be happier!!! It's a great lens but not the best aperture range [only going down to 4]. But still a great lens!!! January 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Interesting, sharp, powerful*** Interestingly enough, I got this lens by accident. My girlfreind was going through her stuff after a divorce settlement and it was laying underneath a lot of her belongings. I have recently gotten into photography on a more serious side but lacked a lot of great equipment. This is definitely far better than any lens Ive used. It is a little long but its impressive to look at. The clarity of the shots is impressive. You have to stay still or use a tripod when in full zoom or the shake is too great. I have captured wonderful phtos of our cat, at a distance of course, that rival my other lens.I simply love it!!! December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great lens at a great price Absolutely love this lens. It's my first "L" lens and it works flawlessly. Image quality is superb with minimal vignetting around the edges which is easily corrected in post processing. The auto focus is fast, accurate and quiet. Even at f4 we can still get a nice blurry background but our subject is still in precise focus. It also has great contrast and clarity and the images taken with it are just spectacular! January 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Historic Telephoto Zoom Masterpiece The 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. January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sharpest Lens I've ever owned Several months ago, I took two bags of lenses that I have, including several "L" lenses, and I ran them through my own tests to see which was the sharpest and second sharpest, etc. This was after a friend of mine, who does professional photo work, had a picture of herself taken with this lens and it was so sharp, it was almost too sharp. By far, this lens came out the winner! I now have a new respect for this lens. The only problem is that I wish I had more uses for it then I do. It's kind of an odd "mm" in that I find it too high to use for portraits and landscapes, except for close-ups of things far away, and when I shot the moon a few weeks ago, it came in a big blurred, whereas my really cheap 500mm mirror lens did okay. But when I've used it for shooting portraits of people, though they are further away, making it more difficult, the pictures are absolutely amazing! Likewise, I shot a mountain in a meadow a few weeks ago and that was amazing as well. I haven't found the exact best use of this lens yet, but if you're considering buying this lens, it takes by far the sharpest and most amazing color photos of any other Canon lens I've come across as of yet. August 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Balance I 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. August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 7D It's my First Lens for 7D and I am happy with its super sharp colors and best results.portraits and other shots I have taken so far are remarkable.Happy to have it, an looking forward to play more out of it.Price, built quality and weight is ideal.Highly recommended. February 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Can be a great lens This is the second 70-200 mm lenses for me, I returned the first after a couple of weeks because I could not get a sharp image from it. The replacement lens was much better, but I at the time, I still rated it as the least sharp of the three lenses I own. I couldn't see what all the hype over L series lenses was all about.A funny thing happened though, the more I have used this lens, the sharper it has gotten. The auto-focus has sped up, and become quieter as well. Now, I rate this as the sharpest of the three lenses, although the auto-focus is still slower and louder than the other two lenses. Why that is, I don't know, but this lens has gone from producing OK photos, to some mind blowingly sharp photos at times.I have found that when using this lens near the limits of its close focusing capabilities, I have to switch to live view and focus manually to get the awesome sharpness this lens is capable of. I can use the servo mode of auto-focus to come close to that, one shot auto-focus produces variable results, usually not good.At more typical working distances, this lens is blowing me away with the sharpness, color, contrast, and color saturation, but it was if it had to be broken in to get to this point. It's now producing photos so good that I can't imagine how the photos could be any better, and that's saying a lot. The photos are so sharp that you can "see" the texture of a bird's feathers, or the scales of a butterfly's wings.There's a lot to love about this lens, like the fact that it doesn't change length when you zoom it, it stays set at whatever focal length you set for when using it near vertical, it's fairly light for it's focal length, and most of all, the photos that it can produce.I use this lens on a 60D body, and apparently, there are differences in the way that lenses and bodies perform together. I purchased a second 60D body two weeks ago, and used this lens on the second body for a week, and the difference in the accuracy of the auto-focus is very noticeable, much better with body number two than the first.One more thing, I purchased the non IS version, it works fine for me, but I would recommend the IS version, even though it is more expensive. I wished that I had done so. My other two lenses have it, and you don't know how much you will like something until you try it.So, overall, this lens has a lot going for it, I have learned how to get some incredibly sharp images from it, I love it. But, I think that Canon should do a better job of making all their lenses work 100% with all their bodies, 100% of the time. September 15, 2013
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