differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Lighter 0.8 kg vs 1.5 kg
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Around 50% lighter
Cheaper $996.49 vs $1,459.99
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The best price we've seen is $464 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/4
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At its widest, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Better image stabilization Canon IS II vs Canon IS
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Less risk of blur
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USMCanon IS
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USMCanon IS II
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
200 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
2.9x
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
200 mm

competitors

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Competitors

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Wildlife lens

$120 - $199

Weight Lighter
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Sports lens

$2,146

Lowest price More expensive
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Sports lens

$1,149 - $1,299

Weight Lighter
Magnification More magnification
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Wildlife lens

$140 - $299

Length Shorter
Lowest price Cheaper
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM O.I.S. WR

Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM O.I.S. WR

Portrait lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$267 - $400

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Length Shorter
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

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