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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
- EF mount; telephoto zoom lens
- Ultra-low Dispersion glass; image stabilizer; inner focusing; full-time manual focus; circular aperture
- 70-200mm focal length
- f/2.8 constant maximum aperture
- Micro UltraSonic Motor (USM) Includes case and lens hood
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|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Included Components||Lens Case & Hood|
|Item Dimensions||147.32 x 5.98 x 11.3 inches|
|Item Display Weight||51.8 ounces|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||200 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35 mm FF|
|Minimum Focal Length||70 mm|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Shipping Weight||3.2 pounds|
- Focal length: 70-200mm
- Maximum aperture: 1:2.8
- Lens construction: 23 elements in 18 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 34 to 12 degrees
- Focus adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
- Closest focusing distance: 4.3 feet
- Zoom system: Rotating type
- Filter size: 77mm
- Dimensions: 3.4 inches in diameter, 7.8 inches long
- Weight: 3.24 pounds
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Top Customer Reviews
As an L lens, there are numerous features and is manufactured with high quality materials and a higher level of dust and moisture resistance compared to the standard line of lenses. This pro quality lens is meant for serious photographers with high demands of their equipment. The construction is sturdy and consists of 23 elements in 18 groups. The four Super UD-glass elements largely eliminate the secondary spectrum reducing residual chromatic aberration. An improved 8-blade circular aperture offers a more pleasing out-of-focus image. The Canon EF 70-200mm lens weighs in at about 3.24 lbs/1,470 g, and a minimal focusing distance of 4.3 ft/1.3 m. The front thread accepts 77mm filters, be sure to get a good quality UV haze filter to protect the front lens element. This lens is compatible with the 1.4x II and 2X II telephoto extenders.
Being white, this lens looks out of place, but helps it stay cool when shooting out in the sun.Read more ›
Here is a quickie for those deciding if they need either f/2.8 or IS:
f/2.8 is useful for two things compared to f/4...
1) thinner DOF, yielding a more out of focus background, which is pleasing for portraits
2) shooting action in low light environments, in which case f/2.8 can make your shutter speed twice as fast as f/4, all things else the same (ISO, etc).
IS is useful for one thing: canceling out the hand movements that you yourself make. It will not freeze the movement of your subject; you need a flash or a faster aperture lens to do that. One thing that comes out of this is the ability to shoot stationary objects much clearer than a lens without IS. Another thing is that on long lenses such as this one, IS can help you compose your picture more accurately, because the viewfinder will be stabilized along with the lens, allowing you to perfectly frame your shot. This is one advantage to Nikon and Canon's implementation of in-lens IS, compared to Sony and Pentax's implementation of in-body IS.
Anyways, that tutorial aside, let me focus on two things that matter most: build quality and image quality.
Build quality is amazing.Read more ›
This lense is known to be one of the best Canon lense.
It gives excellent pictures, fast focusing, and is very helpful through excellent Image Stabilizing mechanism.
HOWEVER, with $1700 price tag, any defect/quality control issue should be disclosed to this lense users.
Many lenses with serial number of UT08XX or earlier, there is phenomenon on the lense surface that you can see numerous "bubble" or "milky way". Newer ones do not have this phenomenon. You can see the phenomenon by illuminating a flash light through the front of the lense and looking at the mount part of the lense. If you happened to own this kind of lense, please check yours, and have the IS unit serviced by official Canon service center before the one-year warranty expires.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely adore this lens. It is my first telephoto lens. I generally shoot primes, but it was getting too hard to shoot wedding ceremonies with them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mafalda M Tabacchi
I have owned this lens for a few years and can tell you it's just awesome. Sometimes I use a 2x extender and can really get out there! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Tim Z.
Pretty heavy, but wow! Great glass, options, performance and quality.Published 11 months ago by GMays