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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Telephoto Fixed Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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- Lens not zoomable
- Lens construction: 9 elements in 7 groups.
- Closest Focusing Distance: 1.5m / 4.9 ft. 72mm filter
- Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 200mm 1:2.8
|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||ET-83b II|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Item Dimensions||3.27 x 3.27 x 5.35 inches|
|Item Weight||1.69 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||1.50 m|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||200 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||200 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||8|
|Number of Elements||9|
|Number of Groups||7|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||72 mm|
|Shipping Weight||2.5 pounds|
|Style Name||Lens Only|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Nikon F|
|Focus Type||Ultrasonic||Stepper motor||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Micromotor|
|Item Dimensions||3.27 x 5.35 x 3.27 in||2.72 x 1.54 x 2.72 in||2.99 x 6.77 x 2.99 in||3.27 x 4.41 x 3.27 in||5.04 x 8.19 x 5.04 in||3.27 x 3.31 x 3.27 in|
|Item Weight||1.69 lbs||5.61 ounces||0.88 lb||1.65 lbs||5.56 lbs||0.9 lb|
|Lens Type||Prime lens||Prime lens||telephoto||Prime lens||Prime lens||Zoom lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||200 millimeters||50 millimeters||200 millimeters||135 millimeters||200 millimeters||24 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||200 millimeters||50 millimeters||70||135 millimeters||200 millimeters||10 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||72 millimeters||49 millimeters||67 millimeters||72 millimeters||52 millimeters||77 millimeters|
The Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM lens uses a rear-focus telephoto optical design with two ultralow-dispersion (UD) glass elements to ensure maximum image sharpness and accurate color fidelity. The two UD glass elements, combined with the rear focusing, correct aberrations to give you extremely sharp and clear images.
This lens is perfectly suited for Canon's EOS system cameras--placing special emphasis on its manual focusing capability--which have a wide rubber focusing ring that allows you to make easy adjustments. The ultrasonic motor (USM) and rear focusing design allow for silent, high-speed autofocus and full-time manual focus. Because of its full compatibility with 1.4x and 2x EF extenders, you have the option of added focusing versatility.
- EF mount; telephoto lens
- Ultra-low Dispersion glass with Fluorite elements; inner focusing ring; full-time manual focus 200mm focal length
- f/2.8 maximum aperture
- Micro UltraSonic Motor (USM)
From the Manufacturer
Zoom in on a favorite subject from a distance with the Canon EF 200mm telephoto lens. Offering a long focal length that lets you effectively compress the distance between the subject and camera, the lens lets you easily capture the details and feeling of a far-off scene. The lens is distinguished by two ultra-low-dispersion (UD) glass elements and a rear focusing system to correct aberrations, producing extremely sharp images. The lens also offers a natural-looking background blur and comes with a dedicated, detachable hood. The lens carries a one-year warranty.
- Focal length: 200mm
- Maximum aperture: f/2.8
- Lens construction: 9 elements in 7 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 12 degrees
- Focus adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM
- Closest focusing distance: 4.9 feet
- Filter size: 72mm
- Dimensions: 3.3 inches in diameter, 5.4 inches long
- Weight: 1.7 pounds
Long and Fast
A telephoto lens is essential to any serious photographer. For sports action, you will need a fast shutter speed and a long focal length. A large maximum aperture allows a faster shutter speed. In this telephoto lens line-up, the focal lengths range from 135mm to 300mm. If you want compactness, choose a lens with a smaller maximum aperture.
Top customer reviews
This image was taken from the seventh row at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee on a Canon EOS 7D at 1/250s, f/6.3, ISO 1600. This is the image un-cropped and with no adjustments.
+ Amazing sharpness
+ 2.8 is great asset in low light situations, and subject motion
+ Lovely leather pouch
+ Includes a lens hood
+ Great price
+ Focus distance limiter
- Lens weight doesn't feel balanced, most of it is towards the front
- Focus ring is near the front, would be better at the rear given the weight distribution
- Built to accept a tripod collar, why not include it in the box
- Lens hood and lens cap design are very dated, not very ergonomic
Its easy to overlook the cons of this lens given its performance and price.
The only reason I'd caution against this lens is if you need the flexibily of a zoom lens for your particular use case. For my needs, this is perfect.
Pros:Very sharp lens. Affordable for an L at this speed (Under $800 new last check) . Great candid street lens. Discreet with black body. Light weight. Lovely bokeh. USM for fast auto focus. Manual focus ring works wonderfully smooth.
Cons: Not weather sealed. No IS.
I rented this from lensrentals.com before buying and read many reviews before renting. I shoot primes mostly ( 50mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.8, and 100mm f/1.8 macro so I was very comfortable going into this purchase. Sure, the 2600 dollar 70-200mm f/2.8 would have been a better match to the 24-70mm f/2.8 I already have but I shoot mostly at high shutter speeds or tripod and the cost savings allowed me to invest more in other accessories like lighting and other support gear. No regrets.
I use this with both full frame and crop sensor bodies and the results are always consistent with what I expect.
My suggestion would be to research reviews from as many other pros as possible and try it out first before you buy.
This is a kind of specialty lens that works with my style but may not work with yours.
I hope this review is helpful to you but even the greatest lenses money can buy are no replacement for solid technique and using the right tools for the job.
throughout the field on a Canon 600D
the main writeup says 77mm filter.... the rest of the specs say a 72mm filter
It is NOT a 77mm filter ... I hope it is a 72mm filter ! ... That is what the Canon specs say