Canon 7D with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM lens

It has been said many times that the Canon EOS 7D needs high quality glass to take full advantage of its 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor. However the non-professional (amateur) photographer finds it hard to justify paying $2500 for theĀ EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens and other high quality L glass. But there is good news.

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM lens is an inexpensive L glass that gives high quality images without burning a hole in your wallet/purse. I have owned the non-IS 70-200mm f/4L lens for about 3 years. In my opinion this lens gets me better images than my EF 24-70 f/2.8L lens.

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM lens gives me unerring quality when I mount it on a tripod and use the self-timer on my Canon EOS 7D. When it is not convenient to use a tripod I often brace my camera against a firm support like a light post, a tree trunk or a wooden rail often found at the parks.

Here are 2 images taken with the EF 70-200mm f/4L USM lens. The image of the Green Heron was taken at Virginia Key Beach Park in Key Biscayne Florida and the image of the maple leaf was shot at Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek Florida.