Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Samples

First published on: Monday, 6 April 2009

Last update (Apr 06, 2009): Central Park birds by Charles Chessler with a 50D.

This page is a collection of photo samples taken with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens, plus related image galleries, user pictures and other examples that I’ve come across in forums, online communities, blogs and related websites.

This should help in determining if the image quality of the 70-200/4L IS USM meets your expectations.

Bear in mind that the majority of these photos are re-sized, and may have gone through post-processing, retouching or other edits. I just thought that it would be interesting to see, at a glance, what Canon 70-200mm f4 L IS USM owners and users are shooting with their lens.

Full-sized images, where available, will assist with judging the image quality.

Attribution is given by linking to the source and where available, the author’s homepage or photo gallery.

Central Park birds by Charles Chessler with a Canon 50D

Charles Chessler mounted the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM on a Canon 50D for this series of bird photos.

Reach was enhanced using a 1.4X TC, possibly the Canon EF 1.4X II Extender.

The following birds were featured in the post:

  1. Pine Warbler.

  2. Black Crowned Night Heron.

  3. American Robin.

  4. Downy Woodpecker.

AI servo test

The test was performed with the 70-200 f/4L IS mounted on a Canon 40D.

Random images from user galleries on

Don’t forget to hit the refresh button on your browser to serve up another set of random pictures.

You’ll also find user reviews there. For instance this sharp portrait (shot with a Canon 20D) with excellent bokeh caught my eye as I was browsing the gallery the other day.

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