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EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM

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Item Code: 2309C002AA

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Features

The EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM's IS system features a new high-performance CPU that helps it react to camera movement faster than ever. This means you can achieve up to 5 stops* of image correction, better handheld performance in low-light situations and the ability to shoot at lower ISO sensitivities. Quite simply, it means more opportunities to capture that awe-inspiring shot.

* Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Testing performed at a focal length of 200mm using the EOS-1D X Mark II digital SLR camera.

The EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM delivers the stunning contrast, sharpness and color fidelity you'd expect from an L-Series lens. With 20 elements in 15 groups, it features a fluorite element that helps enhance optical quality and two low-dispersion UD elements that help correct chromatic aberration. These features help provide high image quality that's clear, detailed and eye-catching.

Built to L-Series lens specifications, the EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM not only offers optical excellence but has been enhanced with a highly durable design to perform in even the most challenging environments. It delivers a dust- and water-resistant construction with seals around the mount, switches, zoom ring and more. The front and rear lens surfaces even feature a smudge-resistant fluorine coating that helps repel water and oil and can easily be cleaned with a dry cloth.

The EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM's 3 mode IS system offers more ways to counter movements that can hinder you from getting your best shots. It's easy to access with a dedicated Stabilizer Mode switch directly on the lens barrel. Mode 1 is ideal for handheld exposures of subjects that remain still, while Mode 2 corrects unwanted camera shake when you're panning to follow a moving subject. Mode 3 prevents actual stabilization from happening until the instant the shutter button is fully pressed. This means the viewfinder is not stabilized between shots, making it easier for some users to maintain composition with erratically moving subjects.

IS Mode 3 helps make tracking of fast and randomly moving subjects easier by delaying the application of IS until you press the shutter button. IS detection happens as soon as you activate AF. But by holding off actual stabilization until the shutter is fired, IS Mode 3 makes it faster and easier to frame your subject and help you capture a precise, stabilized image. When used in conjunction with the “Panning” Live View mode on certain EOS cameras, IS Mode 3 can help you control the level of subject blur for dramatic shots of fast-moving subjects.

** When lens is mounted on compatible cameras.

The EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM can help you get even closer to your subjects with an improved minimum focusing distance of approx. 3.3 ft. and an increased maximum magnification of up to 0.27x on the telephoto end. This flexibility makes it easier to fill the frame with smaller details, helping to create still life, close-up and portrait photos of drama and detail with gorgeous background blur.

By reducing ghosting and lens flare, the EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM can help create clear and memorable images. With intelligently placed elements, UD and fluorite lenses and the use of Super Spectra coatings, the EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM better counters the effects of backlighting, shiny surfaces and more to help eliminate distractions from your subject.

Adding an additional aperture blade, the EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM features a 9-blade, circular aperture to help create gorgeous, evocative out-of-focus areas and soft backgrounds. With an incredible level of control over background blur, the 9-blade circular aperture helps create intimacy and intensity in both photos and videos for impactful results.

Specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture

70-200mm f/4

Lens Construction

20 elements in 15 groups

Diagonal Angle of View

34° - 12°

Focus Adjustment

AF with full-time manual

Closest Focusing Distance

3.28 ft. / 1m

Filter Size

72mm

Max. Diameter x Length, Weight

Φ3.1 x 6.9 in., approx. 1.7 lbs. / Φ80 x 176mm, approx. 780g

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store

 

 

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What's New: Two Updated L-series 70-200mm Lenses
Read more about the improved performance and optical refinements found in the new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens and EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lens in an article on the Canon Digital Learning Center, written by our own Rudy Winston.

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MTF Charts

A Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) chart measures a lens’ expected optical performance at the center of the picture area and measures repeatedly along the diagonal line, further and further toward the corners of the image. The higher a curve is shown on the chart, the better the lens is performing in the area the chart is measuring. As a curve moves from left to right, it displays the lens' results from center towards the corners. For more information on understanding how to read Canon Lens MTF charts, please click here.

EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM Tele MTF Chart

EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM Wide MTF Chart


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Videos

New EF 70-200mm Lenses Provide Improved Performance and Results

Discover the benefits of improvements found in the new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lenses as explained by Canon U.S.A.'s Rudy Winston.

Canon EF 101: A Beginner's Guide

Canon offers a wide range of EF lenses and lens accessories. In this 9 part video series you'll learn all about lens basics and the various lenses available from your host, Canon expert Jon Lorentz.

Canon EF 101: Lens Basics

Take a quick and informative first step into the world of lenses with Canon expert Jon Lorentz, providing insight into the type of lenses available, helpful tips and more.

Canon EF 101: Telephoto Lenses

Telephoto lenses let you get close in on a subject. Canon expert Jon Lorentz shows you how to get the most out of your Canon telephoto lenses.

Canon EF 101: Lens Accessories

Canon expert Jon Lorentz takes a look at some lens accessories including lens hoods, filters, extenders and more and how to care for them.

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Sample Images

Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed) 6 sec.
Av (Aperture Value) f/11
ISO Speed 100
Lens EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM
White Balance Daylight
Picture Style Landscape
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/3200
Av (Aperture Value) f/4.0
ISO Speed 800
Lens EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM
White Balance Auto
Picture Style Landscape
Shooting Mode Shutter-Priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/640
Av (Aperture Value) f/4.5
ISO Speed 1600
Lens EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM
White Balance Daylight
Picture Style Landscape

* ISO speed based on recommended exposure index.


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DISCLAIMERS


* Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Testing performed at a focal length of 200mm using the EOS-1D X Mark II digital SLR camera.

† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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