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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Review Date: Apr 19, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Image quality, weight, construction and price.

I recently sold this lens after 2 years of ownership. In 2004 I purchased a 20D, 17-40 and this lens. In the interim I added a 10-22, 50 1.4 and 100-400. The IQ this lens produced was consistently my favorite out of the kit; with great sharpness, colour and contrast.

The primary reason that I decided to sell this lens is its lack of IS. Most of my shooting is under good lighting conditions and without a tripod. However there are times in the early morning and dusk where I have wished for IS. There is nothing more disappointing to me than pulling up a photo on the computer which is slightly out-of-focus.

For now I am using the 100-400 to cover the same focal range. However I suspect that I will purchase a 70-200 F/4 IS in the future. I highly recommend this lens if you are unwilling to pay for the IS version and do not require faster glass (2.8).