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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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Overall score: 86%
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- EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II telephoto zoom lens
- Compatible with Canon EOS film and digital SLR cameras
- Effective focal length:70 - 200 mm,Tripod Collar: Yes
- 70-200mm with full-frame digital or film cameras
- 112-320mm with APS-C sensor cameras,1-Year Warranty
- This lens comes with 13 months of damage protection from Canon if purchased before February 27, 2016
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||ET-87|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Image Stabilization||4 stops|
|Included Components||Lens Case LZ1326, Lens Hood ET-87|
|Item Dimensions||3.5 x 3.5 x 7.83 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1,490 grams|
|Item Weight||2.9 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||1.20 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||Limited 1 year|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||200 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm FF|
|Minimum Focal Length||70 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||8|
|Number of Elements||23|
|Number of Groups||19|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Shipping Weight||5.15 pounds|
|Style Name||Lens Only|
Review summary from DPReview
Canon's update to its professional fast telezoom may look much the same on the outside, but internally it's been updated to give image quality that's quite simply the best in its class. Effective autofocus and image stabilization systems, plus full weather sealing, round off a compelling package.
Scoring is relative only to the other products in the same category.
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Sample images for Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
From the Manufacturer
- Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 70-200mm 1:2.8
- Lens Construction: 23 elements in 19 groups (1 Fluorite and 5 UD elements)
- Diagonal Angle of View: 34° - 12°
- Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM. Full-time manual focus available.
- Closest Focusing Distance: 1.2m/3.94 ft. (maximum close-up magnification: 0.21x)
- Filter Size: 77mm
- Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.5 x 7.8 in./88.8 x 199mm; 52.6 oz./1490g
What's in the Box:
Lens CAP E-77 II
Lens DUST CAP E
Lens HOOD ET- 87
Lens CASE LZ1326
Warranty Card (N/A Black)
NECK STARP7 (2)(W/O SHOULDER PAD)
Instruction Manuals (CD-ROM)
Style: Lens Only
Top Customer Reviews
The image stabilization improvement is noticeable! Before I sold the 1st version for $1,550 (June 2010), I compared the two indoors handheld. I couldn't believe how 1 stop of IS really improved the quality and sharpness of the photos in low light.
With a crop sensor camera Canon EOS 7D 18 MP, Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP, or Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18 MP, this lens is effectively: 112mm - 280mm.
It works great with the Canon EF 1.4X II Extender Telephoto Accessory, it brings the max aperture down to f4, but it is still pretty sharp.
Paired with a 7D or any other 1.6 crop lens, it will become a 156mm - 448mm lens!
I use with this lens with my 7D or the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.Read more ›
This lens is absolutely amazing. Ignoring its steep price, large size, and heavy weight to focus solely on the photos it produces, I am incredibly impressed. The images are remarkably sharp, have accurate color rendition, and great contrast. I'm using this primarily on a Canon Rebel T2i, and expect that the results would be even more impressive on a full-frame camera such as the 5D series or 1D/1Ds series (aside from vignetting which is apparently somewhat pronounced on full-frame). If money isn't an issue, stop reading this review and order this lens immediately!
In the box you get the lens, a lens pouch, a lens hood, and a tripod collar. The benefit of the tripod collar is that you can mount this lens directly onto your tripod (instead of mounting your camera body); this allows you to shift between portrait and landscape orientation easily.
PROS AND CONS
Overall, this is a great lens. There are some inconveniences, but these are far outweighed by the benefits of the lens.
1) Fast. f/2.8 is great for low-light shots that you simply wouldn't be able to get at f/4 or another smaller aperture. This is great for action photography, such as sports or wildlife. Even if you decide to add a 1.4x teleconverter - which will cause you to lose a stop of light - starting off with a wide aperture of f/2.8, you can reach 280mm at f/4.Read more ›
Cons: Price $$$$$, a bit big, a little heavy- not too bad.
WOW is all I can say. After getting over that I spent so much on a lens, this new machine is absolutely amazing. The image quality is top notch. 100% crops can be printed large and I can see every detail. I was in Miami and took some pictures of the big hotels, and was wondering what the names were. I looked at some of the pictures, zoomed in, and saw everything. Even small signs hundreds and hundreds of feet away. The IS adds a new feeling of confidence. No longer do you have to worry about shaking a tiny bit and the shot being out of focus or a bit blurry. Canon has really created an astounding piece of technology surpassing others(Nikon) in the lens market. The build quality, as expected from an L series lens, is made to withstand extreme conditions. The zoom ring is large and easy to use. The buttons for different IS and af/mf are easy to use/see. The new focusing distance allows you to get closer to your subjects, and can get quite close if some cropping is done. The Af is also excellent, and focuses very fast even in low light. Now, price... yes... I recommend thinking about this purchase for a while. 2500 - as of now, is a lot to spend, but if you have the money and really really want it, I highly recommend it. The pouch that it comes with is very nice and the hood is easy to put on and is a better material than other hoods. It does not scratch easily like my 24-70 f/2.8L lens hood does. At all apertures, this thing is sharp. If you are an IQ aficionado, this lens is quite a big step up from Mark 1 especially at f/2.8. For me, sharpness is my big thing, so I wanted the best out there.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Item is obviously used but the glass is in perfect condition, the IS works well, and the autofocus works as it should. Love it.Published 7 hours ago by Max
The must have work horse for all portrait photographers, F2.8 and I love the new the image stabilization which helps me nail those candid moments. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Mary in Laguna
Bought this straight from Canon. Best lens I have ever had. I have been using it on my 7D, which is nice because I get that extra reach that full frame doesnt.Published 5 days ago by Stolichnaya
Fantastic very sharp very fast lens. Quality of the pics are tack sharp.Published 5 days ago by chaos
This lens is great, It takes great high quality sharp images, and is extremely versatile. It works great with my Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Patrick M. Lyon
This is a great lens for any photographer. I have been renting it for about a year and just decided to buy it. I am super happy that I did. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kristopher Andrae
Love mine. When you buy an expensive lens like this you only cry once! :)Published 10 days ago by Curtis Johnson
Love this lens! As a wedding photographer shooting in darker interiors, it's great for getting crisp images with the IS and 2.8.Published 1 month ago by Pete