Canon EF 70-200 F4L IS II USM Lens Announced, Priced $1,299, Available for Pre-Order

Canon EF 70-200 mm F4L IS II

Along with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens, Canon also announced the new Canon EF 70-200 F4L IS II USM Lens.  It is a substantial upgrade over the current model including five stops of stabilization. This new lens is designed specifically for shooting still and moving subjects. It costs $1,299, available for Pre-Order at B&H/ Adorama

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM–Pre-Order — B&HAdorama



The new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM features numerous updates over its predecessor, making it an ideal lens for advanced amateur photographers using Canon DSLR cameras such as the EOS 6D Mark II or EOS 80D. Most notably, Optical Image Stabilization is upgraded from three stops to five shutter speed stops of correction over the original f/4 lens. The improved IS allows photographers to more easily capture crisp, in-focus images without the use of a tripod. The new lens also features three IS modes, each uniquely designed and suitable for a variety of shooting situations, such as the capture of still subjects, panning or fast moving objects2. Furthermore, the IS operational noise has been reduced, which proves ideal for photographers shooting in a concert hall or on-stage shooting at the theatre.

Additional noteworthy features of the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM include:

  • One fluorite lens and two UD lenses helps to provide high-image quality
  • Minimum focusing distance shortened from 1.2m to 1m (3.9ft to 3.3ft)
  • Super Spectra Coating technology and optimized lens element placement helps minimize ghosting and flaring
  • Circular nine blade aperture producing a beautiful bokeh quality, ideal for portrait shooting
  • Lens features 20 lens elements in 15 groups
  • Fluorine coating on front and rear elements helps to reduce smears and fingerprints
  • Inner focusing system with Ring Ultrasonic Motor

Below are the detailed specifications:

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 70–200 mm
Image stabilization Yes
CIPA Image stabilization rating stop(s)
Lens mount Canon EF
Aperture
Maximum aperture F4
Minimum aperture F32
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 20
Groups 15
Special elements / coatings 1 fluorite + 2 UD, Super Spectra and fluorine coatings
Focus
Minimum focus 1.00 m (39.37)
Maximum magnification 0.27×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter Yes
Physical
Weight 780 g (1.72 lb)
Diameter 80 mm (3.15)
Length 176 mm (6.93)
Materials Magnesium alloy
Sealing Yes
Colour White
Zoom method Rotary (internal)
Zoom lock Unknown
Filter thread 72 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar Yes
Other

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