EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
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Instruction
Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.
The Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens is a
lightweight, compact, high-performance telephoto
zoom lens with an Image Stabilizer for EOS
cameras.
• "IS" stands for Image Stabilizer.
• "USM" stands for Ultrasonic Motor.
Conventions used in this instruction
Warning to prevent lens or camera malfunction
or damage.
Supplementary notes on using the lens and
taking pictures.
Features
1. The Image Stabilizer gives the equivalent
effect of a shutter speed four stops faster*.
The lens also has a second image stabilizer
mode that is optimized for following shots of
moving subjects.
2. With fluorite and UD lens elements,
outstanding image delineation is obtained.
3. Ultrasonic motor (USM) for quick and quiet
autofocusing.
4. Manual focusing is available after the subject
comes into focus in autofocus mode (ONE
SHOT AF).
5. A truly round aperture hole results in a nicer
background blur.
6. The lens is compatible with Extender EF1.4X ll
and EF2X ll.
7. Tight seal structure ensures excellent dustproof and drip-proof performance.
* Based on [1/focal length] second. Generally, it requires
a shutter speed [1/focal length] second or faster to
prevent camera shake.
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a Safety Precautions
a Safety Precautions
• Do not look at the sun or a bright light source
through the lens or camera. Doing so could result
in loss of vision. Looking at the sun directly through
the lens is especially hazardous.
• Whether it is attached to the camera or not, do
not leave the lens under the sun without the
lens cap attached. This is to prevent the lens from
concentrating the sun’s rays, which could cause a
fire.
Handling Cautions
• If the lens is taken from a cold environment into
a warm one, condensation may develop on the
lens surface and internal parts. To prevent
condensation in this case, first put the lens into an
airtight plastic bag before taking it from a cold to
warm environment. Then take out the lens after it
has warmed gradually. Do the same when taking
the lens from a warm environment into a cold one.
• Do not leave the lens in excessive heat such as in
a car in direct sunlight. High temperatures can
cause the lens to malfunction.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment
unless otherwise specified in the instructions. If such changes or
modifications should be made, you could be required to stop
operation of the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Nomenclature
Focusing distance range selection switch (→ 5)
Hood mount (→ 6)
Distance scale (→ 10)
Zoom ring (→ 6)
Rubber ring (→ 4)
Filter mounting
thread (→ 12)
Contacts (→ 4)
Focusing ring (→ 5)
Lens mount index (→ 4)
Focus mode switch (→ 5)
Image stabilizer switch (→ 7)
Tripod mounting location (→ 11)
Image stabilizer mode selector switch (→ 7)
For detailed information, reference page numbers are provided in parentheses (→ **).
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1. Mounting and Detaching the Lens
See your camera’s instructions for details on
mounting and detaching the lens.
The lens mount has a rubber ring for enhanced
water- and dust-resistance. The rubber ring may
cause slight abrasions around the camera's lens
mount, but this will not cause any problems. If the
rubber ring becomes worn, it is replaceable by a
Canon Service Center at cost.
• After detaching the lens, place the lens with the
rear end up to prevent the lens surface and
electrical contacts from getting scratched.
• If the contacts get soiled, scratched, or have
fingerprints on them, corrosion or faulty
connections can result. The camera and lens
may not operate properly.
• If the contacts get soiled or have fingerprints on
them, clean them with a soft cloth.
• If you remove the lens, cover it with the dust
cap. To attach it properly, align the lens mount
index and the K index of the dust cap as shown
in the diagram, and turn clockwise. To remove it,
reverse the order.
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2. Setting the Focus
Mode
To shoot in autofocus (AF) mode, set the focus
mode switch to AF.
To use only manual focusing (MF), set the focus
mode switch to MF, and focus by turning the
focusing ring. The focusing ring always works,
regardless of the focus mode.
3. Switching the Focusing
Distance Range
You can set the focusing distance range to
1.2 m/3.9 ft. to infinity or 3 m/9.8 ft. to infinity. By
setting the suitable focusing distance range, the
actual autofocusing time can be shorter.
After autofocusing in ONE SHOT AF mode, focus
manually by pressing the shutter button halfway
and turning the focusing ring. (Full-time manual
focus)
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4. Zooming
To zoom, turn the zoom ring.
Be sure to finish zooming before focusing.
Zooming after focusing can affect the focus.
5. Hood
The ET-74 hood can keep unwanted light out of
the lens, and also protects the front of the lens
from rain, snow, and dust.
Attach and align the hood to the hood mount on
the front of the lens, and turn the hood as shown
by the arrow to secure it.
The hood can be reverse-mounted on the lens
for storage.
• Part of the picture may be blocked if the hood is
not attached properly.
• When attaching or detaching the hood, grasp
the base of the hood to turn it. To prevent
deformation, do not grasp the rim of the hood to
turn it.
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6. Image Stabilizer Settings
You can use the image stabilizer in AF or MF mode.
Set the STABILIZER switch
to
.
• If you are not going to use the
image stabilizer function, set
the switch to
.
Select the stabilizer mode.
• MODE 1: Corrects vibrations
in all directions. It is mainly
effective for shooting still
subjects.
• MODE 2: It compensates for
vertical camera shake during
following shots in a horizontal
direction, and compensates for
horizontal camera shake
during following shots in a
vertical direction.
When you press the shutter
button halfway, the Image
Stabilizer will start
operating.
• Make sure the image in the
viewfinder is stable, then press
the shutter button the rest of
the way down to take the
picture.
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7. Tips on Using the Image Stabilizer
The image stabilizer in this lens is effective for hand-held shots under the following conditions.
● MODE 1
● MODE 2
• In semi-darkened areas such as indoors or
outdoors at night.
• In locations where flash photography is
prohibited, such as art museums and theater
stages.
• In situations where your footing is uncertain.
• In situations where fast shutter settings cannot
be used.
• When panning subjects in motion.
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Tips on Using the Image Stabilizer
• The Image Stabilizer cannot compensate for a
blurred shot caused by a subject that moved.
when you are
• Set the STABILIZER switch to
taking pictures using the Bulb setting (long
exposures). If the STABILIZER switch is set to
,
the image stabilizer function may introduce errors.
• The Image Stabilizer might not be fully effective
in the following cases:
• You shoot while riding on a bumpy road.
• You move the camera dramatically for a
panning shot in Mode 1.
• You shoot using techniques other than
following shots in Mode 2.
• The Image Stabilizer consumes more power
than normal shooting, so fewer shots can be
taken if you use the function.
• The image stabilizer operates for about two
seconds even when your finger is off the shutter
button. Do not remove the lens while the stabilizer
is in operation. This will cause a malfunction.
• With the EOS-1V/HS, 3, ELAN 7E/ELAN
7/30/33, ELAN 7NE/ELAN 7N/30V/33V, ELAN
II/ELAN IIE/50/50E, REBEL 2000/300, IX, and
D30, the Image Stabilizer will not work during
self-timer operation.
• When you use a tripod, the Image Stabilizer
should be turned off to save battery power.
• The stabilizer is equally effective for hand-held
photography and photography with a monopod.
• The Image Stabilizer function also operates when
the lens is used with the EF12 II or EF25 II
Extension Tube, and the EF1.4X II Extender.
• With Extender EF2X II attached to the lens, the
Image Stabilizer will work with the following
cameras:
EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1Ds, EOS1D Mark lll, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS1D, EOS 40D, 30D, 20D, 20Da, 10D, 5D, DIGITAL
REBEL XSi/450D, DIGITAL REBEL XTi/400D
DIGITAL, DIGITAL REBEL XT/350D DIGITAL,
DIGITAL REBEL/300D DIGITAL, D60, D30, EOS
DCS1, DCS3, D2000, D6000, EOS-1V/HS, EOS1N/DP/HS/RS, 3, ELAN 7E/ELAN 7/30/33, ELAN
7NE/ELAN 7N/30V/33V, ELAN II/ELAN IIE/50/50E,
REBEL X/REBEL XS/500, REBEL G/500N, REBEL
2000/300, REBEL Ti/300V, REBEL T2/300X, REBEL
K2/3000V, IX, IX Lite/IX7, 3000/88, 5000/888
• Pictures may look distorted after being taken
depending on the camera, but this doesn't affect
shooting.
• If you set the camera’s Custom Function to
change the assigned button to operate the AF, the
Image Stabilizer will operate when you press the
newly assigned AF button.
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8. Infinity Compensation Mark
9. Infrared Index
Infinity compensation mark
Distance index
To compensate for shifting of the infinity focus
point that results from changes in temperature.
The infinity position at normal temperature is the
point at which the vertical line of the L mark is
aligned with the distance indicator on the
distance scale.
For accurate manual focusing on subjects at
infinity distance, look through the viewfinder while
rotating the focusing ring.
The infrared index corrects the focus setting when using
monochrome infrared film. Focus on the subject
manually, then adjust the distance setting by moving the
focusing ring to the corresponding infrared index mark.
Some EOS cameras cannot use infrared film. See
the instructions for your EOS camera.
• The infrared index position is based on a
wavelength of 800 nm.
• The compensation amount differs depending on
the focal length. Use the indicated focal length as
a guide when setting the compensation amount.
• Be sure to observe the manufacturer’s
instructions when using infrared film.
• Use a red filter when you take the picture.
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10. Using the Tripod Mount
(Sold separately)
Adjusting the Revolving Mount
This lens can be used with the A II (W) tripod mount ring, sold separately.
You can loosen the orientation lock-knob on the tripod mount to allow it to rotate as needed to fit a
particular camera model for switching between vertical and horizontal positions.
Detaching
Use the following procedures to remove and attach the tripod mount.
Turn the locking knob
counterclockwise until it
becomes loose (about 3
turns), and pull the knob in
the direction of the arrow to
release the collar.
With the collar open,
remove the tripod mount.
To install, while pulling the
locking knob, bring the collar
to the original position, and
tighten the locking knob
securely.
The tripod collar can be attached to or detached from the lens while the lens is attached to the camera.
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11. Filters
(Sold separately)
You can attach filters to the filter mounting thread
on the front of the lens.
12. Extension Tubes (Sold separately)
You can attach Extension Tube EF12 II or EF25
II for magnified shots. The shooting distance and
magnification are shown below.
• If you need a polarizing filter, use the Canon
Circular Polarizing Filter (67mm).
• To adjust the polarizing filter, first remove the
lens hood.
EF12 ll
EF25 ll
70mm
200mm
70mm
200mm
Camera-to-Subject
Distance (mm)
Near
Far
554
627
1008
3467
407
410
879
1790
Magnification
Near
0.23×
0.28×
0.42×
0.37×
Far
0.17×
0.06×
0.38×
0.14×
Manual focusing is recommended for accurate
focusing.
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13. Extenders
(Sold separately)
With Extender EF1.4X ll or EF2X ll attached, the lens specifications will change as follows:
Item
With EF1.4X ll Extender
With EF2X ll Extender
Focal length (mm)
98 – 280
140 – 400
Aperture
f/5.6 – 45
f/8 – 64
25°20’ – 8°50’
16°20’ – 6°10’
Diagonal
Angle of view
Vertical
13°50’ – 4°55’
9°10’ – 3°30’
Horizontal
20°50’ – 7°20’
13°40’ – 5°10’
0.31
0.45
Maximum magnification (×)
• First attach the Extender to the lens, then attach the lens to the camera. Detach it from the
camera in the reverse order. If you attach the lens to the camera first, misoperation may
occur.
• With Extender EF2X II attached to the lens, only manual focus is possible. However, with the
EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS-1Ds Mark ll, EOS-1Ds, EOS-1D Mark lll, EOS-1D Mark ll N, EOS-1D
Mark ll, EOS-1D, EOS-1V/HS, EOS-3 camera, autofocusing with the center focusing point is
possible.
• Only one Extender can be attached to the lens and camera.
• If you use an Extender on the lens mounted on a EOS A2/A2E/5, set the exposure
compensation to -1/2 stop for the EF1.4X II or -1 stop for the EF2X II.
• Autofocusing is still enabled with Extender EF1.4X II attached.
• When an Extender is attached, the AF speed will become slower by design to retain proper
AF control.
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14. Specifications
Focal Length & Max. Aperture
70 – 200 mm, f/4
Lens Construction
20 elements in 15 groups
Min. Aperture
f/32
Angle of View
Diagonal: 34° – 12°
Min. Focusing Distance
1.2 m / 3.9 ft.
Max. Magnification & Field of view
0.21 × (at 200 mm), 305 × 459 – 112 × 166 mm / 12 × 18.1 – 4.4 × 6.5 inch (at 1.2 m)
Filter Diameter
67 mm
Max. Diameter & Length
76 × 172 mm / 3.0 × 6.8 inch
Weight
760 g / 26.8 oz
Lens Hood
ET-74
Lens Cap
E-67U
Case
LP 1224
Tripod Collar (Sold separately)
Ring-type tripod mounting socket A II (W)
Vertical: 19°30’ – 7°
Horizontal: 29° –10°
• The lens length is measured from the mount surface to the front end of the lens. Add 21.5 mm when including the
lens cap and dust cap.
• The size and weight listed are for the lens only, except as indicated.
• There is no size available among 250D/500D close-up lenses.
• Aperture settings are specified on the camera.
• All data listed is measured according to Canon standards.
• Product specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.
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