EF Lenses


EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM

  • Specifications
  • Block diagram
Marketed June 2018
Original Price 185,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 15
Lens Construction (element) 20
No. of Diaphragm Blades 9 (circular aperture)
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 1.0
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.27 (at 200mm)
Filter size 72
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 80 x 176
Weight (g) Approx. 780

The EF70–200 f/4L IS II USM telephoto zoom lens is a renewed version of the approximately 11-year-old EF70–200 f/4L IS USM (released in November 2006) and is the first EF telephoto zoom lens1 to realize image stabilization equivalent to five shutter speed stops2. While maintaining the optical design of its predecessor—20 elements in 15 groups, including such special optical materials as a fluorite lens and two Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) lenses—the lens achieves a minimum focusing distance of 1 m, compared with the 1.2 m distance of its predecessor, thanks to changes in the shape and positioning of the lens elements. Additionally, through the optimization of lens coatings the occurrence of flaring and ghosting has been reduced.

1 Based on CIPA standards.
2 At a focal length of 200 mm, when using the EOS-1D X Mark II. Based on CIPA standards.

Block diagram

Fluorite lens UD lens IS unit