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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Review Date: Apr 5, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Build quality, lght weight, sharpness of image
Price - Canon stuff is always expensive, lens cap functionality is inferior to Nikon

Have just jumped ship to Canon 30D from Nikon D70. The Canon body has many great qualities but ergonomically is not in the same league as the brilliant but aging D70. However, the topic here is the lens, so I digress thus far.

I hae used the 70-200 F4 L lens for about three weeks now. In a word, it is brilliant. The images are incredibly sharp, but I will admit I am coming from using an el cheapo Tamron 300mm lens so my comparison may not be quite fair.

The motor is almost silent, focussing is very fast, and image quality is sharp. IS would be nice but that's what a tripod is useful for - reducing the ippy-yippee-shakes.

All in all, a great buy. The IS version is way too expensive to justify it's use for me (being a part time professional).

Thoroughly recommended.

For a few sample images (taken today with this lens):