I am not a gear-person, and own have 3 lenses, 50mm, 85mm, and 24-105mm. The 50mm/1.8 is really my first prime(?) lens, is is the cheapest lens Canon nowadays, it was really great considering its price. While I am rarely using the 50mm after bought the 85mm, I sold it.

I wanted to buy a new one and struggle to buy the true prime 50mm/1.2 or 70-200mm. As the title is shown, I got the 70-200mm/4L finally. My 85mm/1.2 is already the top of the line in prime lenses, a tele-zoom lens seems a new world for me.

For 2 weeks of usage, here are some thoughts of it. I tried different situration: Night, Daytime, Animal, and people, and the lens always excessed my expectation. Image quality is really good. Sharpness and Colors are better than my old 24-105mm 4L, and behind of 85mm (it is really impossible to beat the 85mm1.2).

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

Image stabilisation work great!

While the sharpness is directly related to the Image Stabilization function of the lens, the IS surprised me. I hand-shot night and zoom to 200mm and expected so kind of shaking-blur, but the result is edging sharp. Distortion control is also great, lines and shapes in the composition are straight and only require little correction in post process.

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

Colors and sharpness are great

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

Distortion is well controlled.

Finally, it is about portability. It was by far the biggest lens I own, yet it is lighter than I expected. My camera backpack has to rearrange to fit this big boy.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM, is really a great lens. I will recommend anybody to buy one if its focus range is what you needed. Very satisfied!

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