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

ef70-200lisusm
Review Date: Jun 17, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $945.00 | Rating: 10 

 
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Before trying the f4l IS i had wet my hands on f2.8L IS. The heavy factor of that lens troubled me to use it as handholdable walkaround lens.That prompted me to switch to the f4IS. I was surprised when i held the lens. It was lighter than my 24-70 2.8. I have no problem handholding it for hours.Very versatile and usable as general purpose walkaround.

Now coming to the IQ aspects. Sharpness at wide open is phenomenal.Contrast and color are excellent. The IS really works.I did some test shots handholding it at 1/15 and 200mm and pictures were very sharp.This is an awesome piece of lens.AF is very fast and even in dim light it focuses fast and accurate. The only thing lacking in the IQ department if bokeh.The background blur is not creamy & smooth . But with careful choice of subject distance and background reasonable bokeh could be obtained.

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