Canon EF 70-200mm f4L IS USM

Compact, manoeuvrable and lightweight, perfect for travelling. The world’s first 4-stop Image Stabilizer L-series lens delivers stand out optical performance & operability.

Canon EF 70-200mm f4L IS USM

Canon earns three prestigious EISA awards (Europe) including Best European Professional Lens awarded to the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM. The Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM zoom goes far beyond the capabilities of other telephoto zoom lenses. It has a weather and dust-proof construction to complement its excellent optical performance. Thanks to fluorite and SD elements this fast and quiet AF lens delivers outstanding optical performance, while a new 3-stop IS system presents new opportunities for low-light operation.

Second-generation Image Stabilization responds in as little as 0.5 seconds, while providing up to three stops stabilization that as handholdable as a normal lens. IS now automatically deactivates when on a tripod by sensing non-movement of the camera and lens, also conserving battery power. An entirely new optical formula produces images that are superior to even its highly regarded predecessor, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L, despite having more reflective surfaces within the lens.

Key Features

- Up to 3 Stops of Image Stabilization
- Superior Image Quality
- Professional Quality Zoom Telephoto
- Built-In Image Stabilizer
- For Digital or Film SLR Cameras
- Fast Ring-Type USM Autofocus
- Full-Time Manual Focus Override
- Water and Dust Resistant
- Internal Zooming and Focusing
- 1 Fluorite Element
- Circular Aperture Diaphragm
- Accepts 67mm Filters



Lens type:Zoom lens
Max Format size:35mm Full Frame
Lens mount:Canon EF
Minimum aperture:F32.0
Diaphragm Blades:8
Special Elements/Coatings:1 Fluorite and 2 UD Elements
Minimum Focus:120 cm
Motor Type:Ring-type Ultrasonic
Weight:760 g
Diameter:76 mm
Length:172 mm
Filter Thread:67 mm
Lens Hood:

Canon ET-74


  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

  • Lens Hood ET-74

  • Lens Case

  • Front Lens Cap E-67U

  • Rear Dust Cap E

  • Instruction Manual

Detailed Specifications

Focal Length & Max. Aperture
70-200mm 1:4
Picture Size
24 x 36mm
Filter Diameter
Diagonal Angle of View
34° - 12° (43.2mm)
Vertical Angle of View
19° 30’ - 7° (24mm)
Horizontal Angle of View
29° - 10° (36mm)
Lens construction
20 elements in 15 groups
Minimum aperture
No. of aperture blades
Closest focusing distance (m)
Focus drive
Ring-type USM
76.0mm dia. x 172.0mm
*All data based on Canon’s Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice