Canon EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM

Professional Performance and Portability

Canon EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM

Professional Performance and Portability

SKU: 2309C005

Cat no: 32219

  • Versatile 70-200m zoom range
  • Constant f/4 max aperture
  • 5-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Highly portable, weighs just 780g
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£1,083.00 (ex vat) £1,299.60 (incl vat)

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Canon EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM

Canon has upgraded its most loved and well-regarded L-series lenses, the 70-200mm lens has been instrumental for professional, semi-professional and photography enthusiasts for many years, thanks to the ability to easily change image composition by switching from standard to telephoto. This adaptability means the EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM can capture a wide range of subjects, from portraits to wildlife, reaffirming the pivotal role the 70-200mm lens plays in a photographer’s kit bag.

Superior quality, robust and compact design – the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM
Built on the high standards of its predecessor, the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM possesses the superior build, durability, and ergonomic design that Canon’s breadth of lenses are renowned for. Weighing just 780g, the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM is great for those on the move. Whether shooting on a beach, or at a wedding, this lens is guaranteed to deliver stunningly crisp images in a range of environments. The Fluorine Coating reduces dirt and water drops clinging to the lens, and Super 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, guaranteeing high resolution and high contrast images. This excellent and reliable image quality is invaluable in reducing time spent on post-production.  

The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM’s 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 comprises a new Image Stabilizer 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-stopsi. This is beneficial for any shooting scenario where the camera may be jostled, such as at film premieres, or shooting wildlife on safari.

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, to drive greater speed and accuracy in achieving high-speed autofocus. 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. These features make the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM perfect for unobtrusive and precise shooting, characteristics required to successfully capture street photography.

Professional Performance and Portability
Ideal for those on the move: this telephoto zoom lens is highly compact yet delivers the kind of image quality that will take your breath away.

Portable design
Weighing just 780g, this versatile 70-200 telephoto zoom is perfect for anyone on the move, shooting travel, reportage or landscape photography.

Consistent exposures
The lens’s constant f/4 maximum aperture stays the same when it’s zoomed, so exposures remain consistent.

Stay sharp in low light
Shoot with confidence, even in poor light, thanks to a 5-stop IS system that guards against blur from camera shake.

Sophisticated optic design delivers a superb performance
Fluorite lens elements correct for coloured fringing. Super Spectra coatings battle ghosting and flare.

Keep shooting however tough the conditions
Our legendary L-Series build quality inspires confidence, with weather sealing that protects against dust and moisture.

Key Features:

  • Versatile 70-200m zoom range
  • Constant f/4 max aperture
  • Ring-type USM focusing
  • 5-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Highly portable, weighs just 780g

Product Specification

Optical Features/Specifications
Image Size -
35mm film equivalent focal length (mm) -
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 29°-10°, 19° 30' - 7°, 34° - 12°
Lens construction (elements/groups) 20/15
No. of diaphragm blades 9
Minimum aperture 32
Closest focusing distance (m) 1
Maximum magnification (x) 0.27 (at 200mm)
Distance Information Yes
Image stabilizer 5.0 1
AF actuator Ring USM 2
Physical Features
Dust/moisture resistance Yes 3
Lens cap E-72II
Lens Hood ET-78B
Lens case/pouch LP1224
Rear End Cap Lens Dust Cap E
Magnification with Extension Tube EF12 II 0.34-0.06
Magnification with Extension Tube EF25 II 0.43-0.14
Extender Compatibility Compatible
other Accessories Optional A II (W II) tripod mount ring
Specifications with EF 1.4x III
Focal Length 98-280
Maximum Aperture 5.6-45
Maximum Magnification 0.39
AF Possible Yes
IS Yes
Specifications with EF 2x III
Focal Length 140-400
Maximum Aperture 8-64
Maximum Magnification 0.59
AF Possible Yes 4
IS Yes 5


  1. Tested under CIPA standards
  2. Full time Manual focus
  3. Lenses with dust/moisture resistance are fitted with a rubber ring on the lens mount which may cause slight abrasion of the camera mount. This in no way effects either the lens or camera performance.
  4. AF possible with Cameras that support F8 AF
  5. IS will not work with the following cameras EOS-1, EOS 5, EOS 100, EF-M, EOS 1000/F/n/Fn, EOS 700, EOS 10, EOS RT, EOS 600/630, EOS 850, EOS 750, EOS 620, EOS 650
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM
  • ET-78B lens hood
  • LP1224 soft case

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