The Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS II USM is the company's latest affordable constant-aperture telezoom, and it comes with some serious upgrades over its predecessor. You may have noticed that the paint is a shade brighter and, unfortunately, it's gained some weight. But the image stabilizer gives you five stops (versus four stops on the previous model) and we've seen generally excellent sharpness wide-open, throughout the zoom range.

From cruise ships in Vancouver B.C. to a grungy rock concert at Seattle's Pike Place Market, take a look through our sample gallery to see what this lens is capable of.