Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II Review (and samples shot with FF and APS-C)

Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II

For once we feature a review of an EF optics, and not of an RF lens. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II.

Coming from Christopher Frost Photography, the 9 minutes video below examines the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II lens for both full frame and APS-C cameras. Some sample pictures are included. Says the reviewer:

I would never buy a 70-200mm f/4 lens – I like to shoot at brighter apertures – but I still love using them, they’re great fun. Is this most recent of Canon’s one of the best ever made?

Of course it is!

Key features:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element and Two UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II:

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Sigma Patent: 70-200mm f/4 DG DN OS Lens For FF Mirrorless Cameras

Sigma Patent

A Sigma patent application for a 70-200mm lens for full frame mirrorless cameras. Let’s hope for the EOS R system too.

Sigma patent application 2020-86133A discusses the optical formula for a 70-200mm DG DN OS lens , “OS” being Sigma’s denomination for in lens image stabilization.

  • Zoom ratio: 2.68
  • Focal length: 72.50 118.13 193.95 mm
  • F number: 4.00 3.99 4.00
  • Angle of view: 33.22 20.36 12.38
  • Image height: 21.63 21.63 21.63 mm
  • Lens length: 200.60 200.60 200.60 mm

Canon patent applications are listed here.

Deal: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens – $999 (reg. $1499, today only)

Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens

Only for today (5/25/2020) you get a great deal on a truly great lens, the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens.

Get the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens on sale at $999. Compare at $1,499. Free shpping.

Key features:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Nine FLD Elements, One SLD Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating

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Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Review (first killer lens for EOS R system)

Canon RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Review

Here is another Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review. This seems to be a truly amazing lens.

Gordon Laing posted his 23 minutes full video review of the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS. He also compares the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens (the DSLR version). Gordon Laing calls it the “first killer lens for the EOS R“.

More Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review stuff is listed here, and it’s worth to have a look also to the teardown.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Key features and description:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Super UD Element, One UD Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements
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Deal: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens – $999 (reg. $1499, today only)

Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8

Only for today (3/26/2020) B&H Photo has very good deal on the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens for Canon EF mount.

Get the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens on sale at $999. Compare at $1,499. Free shipping. The same deal is live also at Adorama.

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports key features:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Nine FLD Elements, One SLD Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating

More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals to be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

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Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Review (image quality simply amazing, Photography Blog)

Canon RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Review

Photography Blog posted their Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review, and they seem to be pretty fond of this lens.

They gave the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS 5/5 stars and an “Essential” rating. Have a look at the review conclusion:

[the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS] offers fantastic sharpness and image quality throughout the zoom range, great build quality, and an outstanding feature-set and performance.

Image quality is simply amazing. It’s outstanding at almost every focal length, with epic levels of sharpness virtually throughout the aperture range.

Chromatic aberrations are almost non-existent and flare is only ever an issue when shooting directly into the sun or if you choose not to use the large lens hood.

The only optical issue of note is a slight drop-off in sharpness when shooting wide-open at f/2.8 at the 200mm focal length – otherwise this lens is a stellar performer.

Auto-focusing proved to be very quick, accurate and reliable on the Canon EOS RP mirrorless camera that we tested the lens with, while manual focus over-ride is a great feature, as is the effective built-in optical image stabilisation system that’s worth up to 5 stops.

Read the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review at Photography Blog

Guess the only drawback of this stellar performer is the price, $2,699.

More Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review stuff is listed here, and it’s worth to have a look also to the teardown.

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