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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Review Date: Jun 21, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Image quality, Build quality, Circular aperture, Size, Amazing image stabilization and Versatility.
The included lens bag is close to useless.

This is my first L-lens for my Canon 30D and I, as many other, now have a bad case of the L-fever. The lens is amazing in every aspect.

I had a hard time figuring out which one of the 70-200mm lenses I would get but went for this one in the end, and I'm very glad I did. Since I basicaly do all photography outdoors I simply don't need the f/2.3 for light sensetivity. I at least haven't come up with any scenario where I have needed it so badly I just couldn't crank up the ISO one step.

If you are wondering about the bokéh I think it's incredible, the circular apreture sure gives the blur a good look. And yes, there is enough blur to isolate objects if you go up to the tele part of the lens. No doubt about it.

And I have to say that the image stabalizer that is in this lens is amazing! I had no idea that they could make something so efficient at reducing shakes, taking pictures at 200mm without having to care for you shaking is very nice I assure you.

The only think that dissapointed me was that the lens bag they included is really useless. It's just a leathery pouch in which you can carry the lens around, it doesn't protect the lens even from minor impacts or events like that. In my oppinion they should put at least some kind of padding inside it just like sigma do with their EX series of lenses.

Still, this is a great lens and I would recomend it to anyone looking for a 70-200mm.