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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM Specifications
Frame Coverage 35mm
Lens Construction (groups) 13
Lens Construction (elements) 16
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance 1.2m (47.2")
Maximum Magnifcation 0.21x
Filter Diameter 67mm
Maximum Diameter x Length 76mm x 172mm (3" x 6.7")
Weight 705g (24.9oz)
Eric Tischer
The lens is very well built, and fairly light. The focus is extremely quiet, and the lens literally focuses in a blink of an eye. The focus and zoom colars are huge and easy to use. The focus colar doesn't rotate while the lens is auto focusing which makes it very easy to hold.
This smaller, lighter, slower version is a very nice lens for the money and produces excellent results. Being that much smaller and lighter, it makes a good companion for some of the smaller cameras in Canon’s line up such as the 20D and the 350D without the price and weight penalty of the top end lens.
Peter Kun Frary
If you need a telezoom, this one is among the best. The EF 70-200 4L USM has similar build and optical quality as the famous EF 70-200 2.8L USM, but at half the price, weight and shy a F stop.
I frequently use a 62mm Nikon 6T closeup lens with the 70-200 f/4 L for macro photographs. While not at quite the same level as a dedicated macro lens, this setup yields excelent quality images.
If you do not need your 70-200mm lens to be faster than f/4 and don't need IS, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens is your lens. The 70-200 f/4 L is a great value and a highly recommended lens.
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