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Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM vs Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0L USM

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM vs Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0L USMto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM Top Features

  • 70-200mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 1310g.
  • Diameter: 85mm
  • Length: 194mm
  • Min Focus Distance:1.5m
  • Max Magnification:0.16x

Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM

Canon 70-200mm f4.0L USM Top Features

  • 70-200mm Focal Range
  • F4.0 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 67mm
  • Max Format:
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 705g.
  • Diameter: 76mm
  • Length: 172mm
  • Min Focus Distance:1.2m
  • Max Magnification:0.21x

Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0L USM

Our Winner: Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM over Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0L USM

Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 4
Max Aperture – Tele 2.8 vs 4

Pros Of Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0L USM over Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM
Weight 705g vs 1310g
Diameter 76mm vs 85mm
Length 172mm vs 194mm
Filter Thread 67mm vs 77mm
Minimum Focus Distance 1.2m vs 1.5m
Max Magnification 0.21x vs 0.16x

Cons Of Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0L USM
Image Stabilization No vs No
Weather Sealing No vs No

Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM vs Canon 70-200mm f4.0L USM All Features

General Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM Canon 70-200mm f4.0L USM
Brand Canon Canon
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Telephoto Zoom Telephoto Zoom
Lens Mount Canon EF Canon EF
Max Format 35mm FF 35mm FF
Focal Range 70-200mm 70-200mm
Image Stabilization No No
Colour Grey and Black Grey and Black
Zoom Method Rotary (internal) Rotary (internal)
Power Zoom No No
Zoom Lock Unknown Unknown
Zoom Ratio 2.9X 2.9X
Aperture
Max Aperture F2.8 F4.0
Min Aperture F32.0 F32.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 8 8
Optics
Optical Elements 18 16
Optical Groups 15 13
Special Elements 4 UD-glass elements unknown
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 1.5m 1.2m
Max Magnification 0.16X 0.21X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ultrasonic Ring-type ultrasonic
Full Time Manual Yes Yes
Focus Method Internal Internal
Distance Scale Yes Yes
DoF Scale Yes Yes
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 1310g 705g
Diameter 85mm 76mm
Length 194mm 172mm
Materials Metal barrel, metal mount Metal barrel, metal mount
Weather Sealing Unknown Unknown
Filter Thread 77mm 67mm
Filter Notes circular polarizing filter can be attached and used without difficulty as the front lens element does not rotate during focusing
Hood Supplied Unknown Unknown
Hood Code ET-83II ET-74
Tripod Collar Yes Unknown
Optional Accessories Hard Case LH-D24B Soft Case LZ1324 Soft Case LZ1224 Tripod collar
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