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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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- 70-200 mm focal length and 1:2.8 maximum aperture
- Lens construction consists of 23 elements in 19 groups (1 fluorite and 5 UD elements)
- 34-Degree - 12-Degree diagonal angle of view
- Inner focusing system with USM and full-time manual focus option
- 77 mm filter size
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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|
|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|
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The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens increases the speed, performance and optical quality of the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM while maintaining all of the characteristics that have made it a legend for professionals and advanced amateurs alike. This lens features one fluorite and five UD elements for increased optical quality and reduced chromatic aberration. It has a minimum focusing distance of 1.2m/3.9 ft. at all zoom settings, which is useful for photographers in smaller spaces trying to get closer to a subject. A next-generation Optical Image Stabilizer, provides up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths. Plus the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is dust- and moisture-resistant and designed for use in the challenging environments typical of rigorous professional use.
From the Manufacturer
Improving upon one of the most celebrated lenses in the Canon EF line is no easy feat, but Canon has done just that. The all-new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM increases the speed, performance and optical quality of the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM while maintaining all of the characteristics that have made it a legend for professionals and advanced amateurs alike. The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM features one fluorite and five UD elements for increased optical quality and reduced chromatic aberration. It has a minimum focusing distance of 1.2m/3.9 ft. at all zoom settings, which is useful for photographers in smaller spaces trying to get closer to a subject. It features a next-generation Optical Image Stabilizer, providing up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths. And as with all L-series lenses, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is dust- and moisture-resistant and designed for use in the challenging environments typical of rigorous professional use.
- 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)
Top Customer Reviews
That said, before you jump in to this beast you should seriously consider its little brother, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras.
The f/4 version isn't as highly touted as this lens, but it's (nearly) every bit as good optically and way better ergonomically. The f/4 version is not only about half the weight, it's about half the size and more importantly, about half the price too. Lugging around the f/2.8 all day is a chore, and draws attention; the f/4 version is a breeze and a joy to use by comparison. In daylight and shooting at the lens' optimum f-stops between f/5.6 - f/8, you will not notice any difference in optical quality between the two lenses. At f/4 the f/4 version will exhibit more vignetting however. Apart from the one stop, that's the main difference optically.
If you absolutely need f/2.8, then this is the lens to get. It's great for portraits wide open. If you're shooting in good light and want to carry the lens all day, consider the f/4 version instead. If you're shooting small subjects like flowers and especially insects, then neither of these lenses will get you close enough. Get yourself a good macro lens like either of the Canon 100mm macros, or my current favorite, the excellent Tamron AFF004C700 SP 90MM F/2.8 DI MACRO 1:1 VC Macro Lens for Canon EF Cameras.
I've only had the lens for about two weeks now but everything from it so far has been nothing short of great. I'm using it on an older 40D body and the AF is still incredibly fast. The images have been crisp/clear with great color. As everyone has already mentioned the lens does weigh a good bit however it's not terrible. I went on a 3hr (5-7 mile) hike/walk with this thing attached to my camera body the day after I received it and was fine. Sure it's heavy, but I wasn't lugging around a tripod because I was able to handhold most all the shots I took that morning.
Bottom line is, if you need/want the 2.8 abilities you'll have to deal with the weight and cost. If you can get by with the f4, save yourself the money and weight and just go with the f4. Personally I could have got by with the f4 for the normal 70-200 range however with the rebates and sales over the holidays it made the 2.8 much more attractive when considering the addition of a teleconverter. Make sure you do your homework, rent/borrow or test these before you purchase and buy the right thing once.