Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 USM L IS - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Canon EOS (APS-C)

Sample Images

Here´re some sample images kindly provided and copyright by Johannes Matzke. Taken with an EOS 20D and RAW-converted via RawShooter Premium.

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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 20D
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 200.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/320s
Size 3519x2345
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 20D
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 89.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/320s
Size 2345x3519
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 20D
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 116.0mm
Exposure Data: f/11.0 @ 1/500s
Size 2345x3519
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 20D
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 200.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.0 @ 1/500s
Size 2345x3519

Verdict

Every now and then EOS, the goddess of mercy, seems to speak to the Canon lens designers and this time they listened carefully. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 USM L IS may well be the very best tele zoom on the market today - it is certainly the best Canon zoom lens tested locally to date. The lens was capable to deliver a near-flawless performance is all categories. The resolution figures are stunning regardless of the setting. Distortions, vignetting and CAs are nothing to worry about. The build quality is excellent with the new sealing as a another highlight. On top of that the lens now features a image stabilizer with an efficiency equivalent to 4 f-stops (at cost of shutter speed). The only heartbreaking drawback for some is the price tag which increased significantly to a whopping grand - price/performance-wise this is still very sound though.

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