Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Telephoto zoom

EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

A lightweight, compact telezoom delivering professional performance and accomplished handling.

A high-performance telephoto zoom lens. The EF 70-200mm 1:4 L USM delivers excellent image quality in a varierty of situations. Its compact, lightweight design make it an excellent travel companion.

  • L-series optics
  • Light and compact
  • Constant f/4 maximum aperture
  • Fluorite and UD lens elements
  • Fast autofocus
  • Super Spectra coatings
  • Circular aperture for pleasing background blur

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L-series quality

The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.

Professional features

A maximum aperture of f/4 is available at all focal-length settings, ensuring shutter speeds do not change as the lens is zoomed. A non-rotating front element simplifies the use of filters, such as polarisers and grads.

Ultrasonic focusing

A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

Super Spectra coating

Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.

Accessories

The lens comes supplied with a lens hood and a soft case.

Product Specification

Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 29° - 10°, 19°30' - 7°, 34° - 12°
Lens construction (elements/groups) 16/13
No. of diaphragm blades 8
Minimum aperture 32
Closest focusing distance (m) 1.2
Maximum magnification (x) 0.21 (at 200mm)
AF actuator USM¹
Filter diameter (mm) 67
Max. diameter x length (mm) 76 x 172
Weight (g) 705
Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II 0.29 - 0.06
Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II 0.39 - 0.13
Lens Cap E-67U / E-67II
Lens hood ET-74
Hard case -
Soft case LZ1224
Extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x II Compatible
AF actuator ¹ Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in.

Accessories & Supplies

Extender EF 1.4x III

Ideal for press, sports and nature photography, this compact extender increases the focal length of Canon L-series telephoto or telephoto zoom lens’ by a factor of 1.4x, with higher AF accuracy and improved communication between camera and lens.

Extender EF 2x III

Ideal for press, sports and nature photography, the extender increases the focal length of Canon L-series telephoto or telephoto zoom lens’ by a factor of 2x, with higher AF accuracy and improved communication between camera and lens

Extension Tube EF 12 II

When used with selected lenses, this 12mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

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  • Extension Tube EF 25 II

    When used with selected lenses, this 25mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

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  • Lens hood ET-78 II

    Fits to the front of the EF 70-200mm f/4L USM, EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM and EF 135mm f/2L USM reducing ‘flare’ caused by light shining directly on the lens’ front element.

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  • Lens Cap E-67II

    Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

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  • Dust Cap E

    Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

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  • Polarising Filter PL-C B 67mm

    A polarising filter for lenses with a 67mm diameter filter thread.

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  • Protect Filter 67mm

    Protects the front element of lenses from dirt and damage. Fits lenses with a filter thread of 67mm.

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  • Tripod mount ring A II White

    Allows longer length lenses to be mounted on a tripod for improved handling and balance.

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  • Lens pouch LP1224

    Protective soft case for selected EF lenses.

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  • Macrolite Adapter 67

    Allows Canon Macro twin lite or Macro ring lite flashes to be used with lenses having a filter-thread diameter of 67mm.

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