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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Officially Announced

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Canon officially announces the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM telephoto zoom lens.

The new version of its popular 70-200mm F4L telezoom features numerous improvements over its predecessor, including five stops of stabilization. The updated IS is now quieter, and now features three modes, designed specifically for shooting still and moving subjects. Weighing 780g, the new 70-200mm F4L is 40g heavier than its predecessor.

The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM uses a combination of a Ring USM and a new third generation EF engine, which features a new high-performance control CPU and newly developed firmware. The silent functioning autofocus can also be tweaked manually and allows a close focusing distance of 1m, compared to the 1.2m on its predecessor.

The Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II USM will be available later this month for $1299 –  AmazonB&H Photo Video | Adorama.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Officially Announced

EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM – Key Features:

  • Constant f/4 max aperture
  • Ring-type USM focusing
  • 5-stop Image Stabiliser
  • Weighs 780g

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM weights 780g and the Fluorine Coating reduces the amount of dirt and water drops clinging to the lens, while theSuper Spectra coatings eliminate ghosting and flare. The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM’s fluorite lens elements are capable of correcting colour aberrations while the f/4 constant aperture provides consistent exposure in a range of varying lighting scenarios.

The nine blades on the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM ‘s circular aperture create a pleasing bokeh effect, blurring the background and helping to accentuate the subject. The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM also features a new Image Stabiliser unit, based on the design of Canon’s EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, which delivers the equivalent effect of a shutter five-stops faster, compared to the previous lens’ three-stops.

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