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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Feb 15, 2010 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros: Good, contrasty, pictures if your subjects are stationary.
Cons:
This lens did not focus well at F4. Probably the AF is just not fast enough.

I tried to take pictures of cross country runners and soccer players with this lens and a 40d. It did not focus fast enough, the results showing focusing on a runner behind the one I focused on.
I thought at first it might be me and my technique, but I borrowed a friends 70-200L 2.8 and had no problem. I eventually bought a 200mm 2.8 prime and I am happy with that. Every shot is now in focus. I would pass on the 70-200 F4L if your subjects are moving unless you are very good at using manual focus.