Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Lens Summary

Brand: Canon

Also Known As: Canon 70-200mm f/4L

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon EF

Release Date: 1999-09-01

MSRP Price: $629

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: 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.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length70-200mm
Mount TypeCanon EF
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS-C)
Compatible with TeleconvertersYes
Zoom Ratio2.85x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:4.76
Image Stabilizer (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/32
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)34°-12°
Optical Information
Lens Elements16
Lens Groups13
Diaphragm Blades8
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
UltraSonic Motor (USM)Yes
Minimum Focus Distance1m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size67mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-On
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions76 x 17mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack and White

MTF Chart

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I am a rookie at photography and am getting this pair of lens as a gift, (Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens), I already own a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom lens, would it make sense for me to use both or should i trade off the 55-250. Please advise?