LAB's reviews

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Excellent image quality

    While I use this lens for a variety of outdoor photography situations with excellent results, my main need was for a high quality zoom lens to use for low-light theater photography. When I was shooting film with my Canon T-90 and a Tokina 70-200 f/2.8 lens (using an 80A filter to make the on camera color correction for daylight film) usually using Porta 800 or Extapress or similar with good results.
    When I made the move to digital (Canon 5D) I ideally wanted a fast lens (f/2.8). However, this Canon f/4 lens works very well for low-light digitial theater photography. I shoot from a tripod during dress rehearsals. The ability to dial up the ISO "on the fly" as needed or using exposure compensation produces outstanding results under this situation.

    Strongly recommmed this lens!

    reviewed December 11th, 2006 (purchased for $550)