Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Lens

Product information

Get into the thick of the action with the Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L telephoto lens. Ready for professional results, it combines manageable, lightweight design with versatile range for exceptionally detailed photos, even at extreme range.

Key benefits:

  • L-series lenses combine superior performance and great handling, with resistance to dust and moisture.
  • The maximum F/4 aperture is available at all focal-lengths. This means exposure settings will not change as the lens is zoomed through its range, giving you more consistent shots every time.
  • The lens is built for crisp, high-contrast images, free of colour fringing and other unwanted effects.
  • An ultrasonic motor (USM) powers rapid - near silent - autofocus. Full manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
  • Super Spectra coating keeps colour balance vibrant and accurate, while reducing unwanted flare and ghosting for sharper images than ever.
  • The circular aperture gives out of focus regions a softer feel making foreground objects stand out against a smoother, blurred background.
  • Includes a cylindrical bayonet hood and soft case.
  • For use with Canon DSLR cameras
Autofocus Motor Information Built-In autofocus engine to supplement your camera
Yes- USM
Diaphragm Blades Information The amount of blades used to create the aperture
L172 x Dia.76mm
Eligible for International Delivery
Equivalent Focal Length Information Focal length when viewed through cameras with a cropped sensor
112-320mm (APS-C 1.6x crop factor)
Filter Thread (mm) Information Section inside the front that allows accessories like filters and hoods to be attached
Focal Length Information The distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Elements Information Amount of glass pieces that make up the lens
Lens Groups Information Amount of compounds that make up the lens
Lens Mount Information Type of camera fitting
Canon EF
Maximum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
Minimum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
Minimum Focus Distance Information The closest you can get to your subject without losing focus
1m (3.9')
Model name / number
Sensor Format
Full frame, Canon APS-C
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


  • Click & collect

    Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops Monday from 2pm
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    Collect + from a local shop from Tuesday, postcode exclusions apply
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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    Named or Saturday UK delivery
    Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
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  • International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 5 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Canon 70-200 F4L Lens (Non-IS Version) I had been wrestling around with the idea of buying an L Lens for some time now. I wasn't sure whether paying the few hundred pounds difference was really worth it but when this (Non IS) F4 came to my attention at such a good price, it was a no brainer to give it a try. I am Sooo glad I bought this lens, it is not just, Slightly, better than the cheaper lenses...It's like going from watching a TV program on an old box TV and then watching it on a 4K HD what a difference this lens is, I am so happy and have decided to save up for the 400mm now I know they are as good as they say. Big thanks to John Lewis, as well, I picked it up the very next day and the staff were so helpful and happy 21 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic lens and fantastic price I had bought 70-200/2.8 lens many years back. When my daughter became interested in wildlife photography I wanted to buy 70-200/4. for her. Then this low price offer came and bought it.. I already knew quality of this lens, 08 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great value for money lens sarahdarrenphotography have created some great pictures with it his lense. 30 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent lens I purchased this lens over Christmas The lens matched with the right camera gives fantastic results I have a 1d mk2 the images are second to none You don't need the IS version as the weight of the lens helps balance fantastically Having said that the total weight is 2.5 kilos,so walking around for a few hours is fairly tiring Try the weight before you buy I find it no problem at all This is my first L series lens and it won't be my last 02 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Once again Canion shows its class with its L lenses This is an ideal medium range zoom lens giving vastly superior results to their budget range. Capable of excellent magnification for prints etc. For the money excellent value! 02 August 2014
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