The L series lenses produced by canon are luxury lenses intended for use by the professional photographer. Being produced for the professional usually means that the item is far too expensive to be purchased by normal folk such as you and me, however this is not the case with the canon 70-200 f4l USM lens.
The canon 70-200 f4l to my knowledge at time of writing is Canon's most affordable luxury lens, and is easily my favorite lens at the 70-200 focal range. Today i'm going to review one of my first luxury lenses just for you.
The 70-200 is such a versatile focal length and the constant aperture of f4 makes it a perfect lens for many occasions. These occasions include: sport, action, wedding, portraits, glamor and so much more that I could keep listing on and on for quite some time.
If you're looking to be able to shoot one of the above then this camera lens maybe the lens for you. This telephoto zoom lens absolutely destroys its competition on so many levels. If you want to be able to produce perfect quality images day in and day out then the 70-200 f4l lens will take you to the next step in your photography.
One thing that puts me off with so many lenses is that they have external moving bits such as when you focus or when you zoom in and out, this lens however keeps everything on inside so you do not have to worry about it, instead you can get on with the more important things such as getting the perfect shot.
The ultra sonic motor on this lens allows you to focus very quickly and very quietly which is perfect for amateur and professional photographers alike.
I think it's worth mentioning at this point that if you're interested in purchasing this lens then you will need quite a bit of room to use it, in fact you will need around 4 foot as that's the minimum focusing distance that this lens will work at. This should not be a problem though as if you're shooting between 70mm and 200mm then it's highly likely that your subject is more than 4 foot away.
I've heard many photographers complain that the f2.8 version of this lens is too heavy, so you will be glad to know the f4 version is much lighter as it only weighs a respect 25 grams.
Overall the Canon 70-200 F4L lens is a serious lens made for serious photographers that want perfect quality images every single time, if you're one of these photographers who drives for perfection then you need this lens.