Out of the Canon 70-200's this is by far my favorite. You get the size of the F/4 version and the sharpness of the F/2.8 version, it's the best of both worlds with a much cheaper price tag. The AF is super fast and works great when you need it too, coupled with the image stabilization really makes it a true winner. If you are shooting action sports photography or wildlife in the daytime this by far the best choice. The only lens that I prefer to this is the 135 F/2, but if you need a zoom don't hesitate.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
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Lens rental package includes: Front cap, rear cap, UV filter, and lens hood.
I rented this lens along with the T2i and the 24-70mm 2.8 lens. I had this lens on one camera and the other on my camera. I loved being able to get any shot I wanted with this lens and not have my arm break because of weight. I took outdoor pictures with it so the 4f aprature was perfect. I have rented the 70-200mm 2.8 in the past and it was much heavier and I never shot lower than 4 because of how bright it was outside. The other benefit of this lens is that you are able to get a close up shot without being in the middle of what is going on IE: a wedding. Crisp, Clean, Fast and did what I wanted perfectly! Worked great on my T2i.
OMG I love this lens. Maybe even more than the f2.8 II version. I wasn't expecting to really like this f4 IS, but I was going on an overseas trip and did not want to haul around the weight of the 2.8. Plus I was taking 3 other lenses and it would have been a problem jamming all of them into one carry on with the size of the 2.8 IS USM II. I felt like I had to settle for the f4 IS version. Having only used the 2.8 II the times I have rented the 70-200, I panicked when the f4 was delivered the day before my trip. It was so small and tiny and LIGHT. It felt like a toy compared to the lens I usually used. I thought BL had sent the wrong lens! I didn't have a chance to use it until I got to my destination, but I was blown away at how damn sharp, fast and beautiful the shots were turning out. Gorgeous color and contrast. Bokeh is dreamy and creamy. This lens was most definitely NOT an inferior version of the 2.8 II. I also used it quite often, as the size and weight made it easy to switch lenses one handed. I thought I would miss the extra stop of the 2.8 but the f4 IS is impressive. I think there were only a handful of the shots out of the thousands I took that would have benefited from using the 2.8 II instead. Not worth the trade in terms of ease of use and weight. Although I have a soft spot for the 2.8 IS USM II and will continue to use it for weddings, I will always use the f4 IS for travel and know that the shots will turn out as amazing as the bigger, more expensive 2.8.