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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Imported

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Product Highlights
  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-32
  • Fluorite & Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Mode Optical Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Focus Motor
  • Super Spectra Multi Coating
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.9'
  • Eight Blade Circular Aperture
  • Dust & Moisture Resistant Sealing

The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens from Canon improves upon its predecessor, one of the most acclaimed lenses in the Canon EF line, with superior performance, increased speed and optical quality.

This lens construction consists of one fluorite and five ultra-low dispersion optical elements which help deliver the sharpness and reduced aberrations. The IS II Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths and features two modes for stabilization of still objects and while panning to follow moving subjects. An ultrasonic focusing motor provides fast, smooth and silent autofocus action.

This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 3.9' (1.2 m) at all zoom settings so you can shoot close to your subject even in smaller spaces. Like all Canon L-series lenses, this telephoto zoom is dust and moisture resistant and designed to keep on going even in the most challenging of environments.

Fluorite & ultra-low dispersion lens elements reduce aberrations and contribute to high resolution, high-contrast imaging.
Two-mode Image Stabilization can correct for all types of camera shake. Mode 1 corrects for still images and Mode 2 for the extraneous up and down movement created when panning with a moving subject.
An ultrasonic autofocus motor provides fast, smooth and silent autofocus.
Manual focus override enables precise manual focus even when in autofocus mode.
A focus range limiter lets you set the range of focus distance which enables shorter focusing times. The two ranges are 3.9' to infinity and 8.2' to infinity.
A truly round aperture hole results in more pleasing out-of-focus areas.
Tight seal structure ensures excellent dust-proof and moisture-proof performance.
Removable, rotatable tripod collar is included.
Performance
Focal Length 70 - 200mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 34° - 12°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.94' (1.2 m)
Magnification 0.21 - 12.1x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 23/19
Diaphragm Blades 8
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating
Physical
Filter Thread Front:77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.5 x 7.8" (8.89 x 19.81 cm)
Weight 3.28 lb (1.49 kg)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
  • E-77U Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • ET-87 Lens Hood
  • LZ1326 Lens Case
  • Tripod Mount Collar
  • Strap for Lens Case
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    CanonEF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
     
    4.9

    (based on 2406 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2249)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (142)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

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      (2)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (1182)
    • Durable (868)
    • Reliable (720)
    • Improves picture quality (516)
    • Well built / quality (239)

    Cons

    • Heavy (551)
    • Heavy / bulky (297)
    • Heavy bulky (109)
    • Pricey / poor value (64)
    • Price (55)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (822)
    • Shooting outdoors (686)
    • Travel (597)
    • Shooting indoors (520)
    • Everyday (412)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (433), Semi-professional (328), Tech savvy (309), Professional (250), Film professional (119)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (2036), Yes (92)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing

    What's not to say about this lens that you haven't already heard. Big, heavy, built like a tank, superb high quality and durability.

    My 3rd L series lens--...Read complete review

    What's not to say about this lens that you haven't already heard. Big, heavy, built like a tank, superb high quality and durability.

    My 3rd L series lens-- I mount on a Canon 60D, and while it makes my camera look like a toy, this thing takes phenomenal photos and is unbelievably sharp at any range. Initially when I took it out of the box, I thought to myself "what did I just do." But, after I snapped a few test shots, that all went away.

    Focus is the fastest out of 3 L lens I own, and is really quiet. I use a Black Rapid strap and makes the weight of the lens disappear. With the 60D, I find myself supporting the lens by the tripod mount rather than lifting up from the camera.

    The lens case that it comes with is nice, even though you may just put it in your bag, it's a nice option to have. A steep price tag, but well worth it.

    The f2.8 and the IS are well worth it to me, for low light and when I can't mount my flash. two IS modes is a nice option as well.

    I still revert to the 24-105mm for an outing, only because I probably shouldn't be using the long range as much as I do, but I'm still getting myself used to this glass, and try to use it much as I can.

    I'm a little hesitant to bring it out at times because of the attention it will attract, but I have a feeling that will end soon as I'm already getting used to the contrast.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Better than it's predecessor???

    I have been engaged in photography for more than 40 years with a statistical process improvement background. So I was more than interested to see if the 70-200 f-2.8 L II was...Read complete review

    I have been engaged in photography for more than 40 years with a statistical process improvement background. So I was more than interested to see if the 70-200 f-2.8 L II was significantly better than the L I. After 2 days of intensive testing my findings using both an EOS 1DS and 20D body are as follows. Contrast for the L II was slightly better. Resolution at 200mm was consistently 1 pair number lower [less good] at the center at f-2.8, 4.0, and 5.6 on the USAF 1951 resolution chart. Resolution through a series 1 Canon 2X multiplier was equal over the same aperture settings. The extreme edge resolution was seen to be slightly better from images of books on a shelf—"real world". Auto focus was significantly faster in bright light, which may be of benefit depending on what you photograph. Image stabilization is about 1 stop improved, but with the high ISO capabilities of current Canon cameras, a one stop increased setting would equalize this difference at the possible expense of increased noise. I chose not to test another sample, because even if a newer sample were to test one pair number higher [better] than the L I, [a possible manufacturing variation] the improvement would probably not be detectable by viewing a 300 PPI printed version at "normal viewing distance." For my purpose, primarily fine art photography, my results simply do not justify the price. So my advice is to test carefully before committing to an L II purchase; reality vs. your expectations may vary…

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    5.0

    Awesome lens

    By RC from Westchester

    from Westchester County, NY

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Shooting Indoors
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

    The stabilization is incredible. I am handholding 1/50th of a second and the photo is sharp! No joke, though… it is heavy.

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    5.0

    Love this lens!

    By Lee

    from San Diego

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Shooting Outdoors

    Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

    Love this lens. This is my first big upgrade and I couldn't be happier. Planning on using this primarily for weddings and events and I cannot wait to take this out more often. The portraits it produces are amazing, with superb clarity.

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    5.0

    ZERO buyer's remorse

    By Derek

    from Sugar Land, TX

    About Me Enthusiast, Parent, Tech Savvy

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Travel
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

      I recently decided to invest in good glass and narrowed my choices down to the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II and this lens. Despite my #1 choice being the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, I purchased the 24-70 based off of the assertion that I would be shooting in that focal range more as I am a proud new father. I got the lens in and was not wowed....not because of build/image quality but because the focal range is boring. I did not want to be bored for [$] (after rebate). I shoot primes indoor anyway, so I opted to invest the "big bucks" in this lens and get a more affordable walk-around/standard zoom lens. I could not have made a better decision!I having been drooling over this lens for over 2 years and it was worth the wait. The image quality wows me, the build quality wows me, its looks wow me (and others), and my first shoot with my son and his grandmother (my mom) brought her to tears upon review on a laptop afterwards. I cannot recommend it enough. Definitely no "meh" feeling like I had w/the 24-70.Don't be deterred by those that complain about it being heavy as it's more than worth it. I may shoot in gyms/auditoriums in the future and shoot video with it, so paying extra for it and buying it once is the way to go. Why go f4 IS and then need the extra stop of light or get the 2.8 and need the IS? I have no interest in buying and selling lenses. This one will cover all current and future intended uses. If you have trouble justifying the cost rent one. If you want to buy it, get that and a modest-costing 50mm prime until you can afford more. It really is all you need unless you shoot landscapes or a real estate agent needing indoor photos.I will most likely get the new 24-70 f4 IS as a replacement for for the 24-70 2.8 II. The extra dough can be saved or be used to get another high quality addition to my bag.

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      4.0

      Great for Athletics Events

      By Pops

      from Texas

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        Cons

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            Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

            I'm an amateur photographer that takes pictures for a local high school athletic department football games, baseball and volleyball. This lens works great capturing great clarity in a low light situation when you need a quick shutter. Only thing that keeps from a 5 star rating is weight....a little heavy.

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            5.0

            Superb Lens

            By LucFinn

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Outdoors
            • Travel
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

            From the very first shot I knew it was an excellent lens. Very accurate focusing, fast and very reliable. A must for landscape photography.

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            5.0

            Buy this lens. Buy this lens now.

            By Timmy David

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors
            • Travel

            Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

            Without a second thought this is the lens to have. A must have for any professional photographer looking to max out his or her arsenal. A key piece of glass that will not only expand your skills but increases your overall performance as a photographer. Great in low light, ideal for concert photographers, incredible bokeh. Grab this lens ASAP.

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            5.0

            Love it so far!

            By Dee

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

            I've just started getting to know this lens, but wow does it take beautiful pics from the get-go - sharp focus and wonderful bokeh.

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            5.0

            Valuable asset; super results

            By Dunamis

            from Alabama

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors
              • Travel

              Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

              The photos that we took inside and outside were beyond our expectations.

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              5.0

              Amazed!

              By 538z

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors
              • Upgrade

              Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

              Very happy with this lens! Very sharp images!

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              5.0

              it retrieve 100% your invest

              By Armando cruz

              from Houston Tx

              About Me Film Professional, Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Interface With Camcorder
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

                Excellent tool, quickly and easy to use

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                5.0

                Excellent Lens

                By RJ

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Advanced amateur

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Quality Construction
                • Sharp Images

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • All Purpose
                • Portraits
                • Travel

                Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

                This lens lives up to the hype. I'm happy I invested in this lens. The images are sharp and the auto focus is fast. The only downfall is the weight. But, that's expected for a large lens.

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                5.0

                Crisp and Fast Lens with Creamy Blur

                By MarcusAurelius

                from Woodinville, Wa

                About Me Tech Savvy

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Performance
                • Quality Construction
                • Sharp

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

                  I love this lens! couldn't ask for anything else when using this lens to separate your subjects from the background. It is sharp and fast and the blue and bokeh are amazing! Worth the purchase.

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                  5.0

                  Phenominal lens!!!

                  By NickD62

                  from Rego Park, N.Y.

                  About Me Advanced amateur

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

                    I had been looking for a nice zoom lens for my 5D Mark II for about 6 months. I studied the various models and without question, this was the best choice. I am a train enthusiast and have been using it at various locations in the NYC metropolitan area. It enables me to get incredible shots, whether from station platforms, overpasses, or country roads. The operation is smooth as silk and the shots are nice and crisp, even when a train is speeding by at 100 m.p.h. Yes, it is a bit heavy, but that is not a major problem. And while the cost is higher than other Canon 70-200 mm lenses, you only get what you pay for.

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                    5.0

                    Awesome Lens

                    By JaJo

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Indoors
                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

                    It is very useful! Love it! Wouldn't trade it for the world. Just a little too expensive for my budget.

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                    5.0

                    Great Purchase

                    By Chris

                    from Northern Va.

                    About Me Amateur Photographer, Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Image quality
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Low light performance
                    • Quality Construction
                    • Sports Performance

                    Cons

                    • Heavy
                    • Price

                    Best Uses

                    • Low Light
                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Sports

                    Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

                    I am an amateur photographer and surely purchased more lens than I capable of using at this point. I shoot my kids lacrosse games and this lens is amazing. I use a Canon 7D cropped body so the lens really shoots at roughly 100 to 300. I do not use a tripod so the IS is a must and was one of my requirements. The sharpness at all distances is incredibly clear. If you are shooting sports it is worth the money. I can catch upbelievable action with the 2.8 and high fps on my 7D. Also shot my daughters dance recital in very low light and the clarity was amazing. While I may have over purchased I would recommend this lens hands down if you can afford it. You will read comments about the weight. This is clearly a drawback for my wife but I have gottend used to it in about three outings and now carry it for hours at a time.

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                    5.0

                    Ultra sharp -deliciously rich contrast !

                    By Zone System Grandpa

                    from Springfield, Ohio

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel
                      • Upgrade

                      Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

                      Canon's EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Zoom, more than likely, is Canon's sharpest lens that Canon is offering today !

                      Currently, I shoot with my dated EOS 5D Mark II and when this lens is attached to it, this lens is used for most all situations needed ~ which include: Portraiture, Landscapes, and for Semi-Macro needs as well.. There is hardly anything that this lens cannot do !!!!

                      This lens makes one feel as if he or she has a precision piece of combined glass elements in their hands and there is nothing about this lens, when Canon had designed it, that had been overlooked ~ as it is extremely solid and heavy like it should be, it is totally solid without the typical clinking and clunking that long lenses sometime demonstrate, and it produces images that of extreme quality that are off the charts !

                      If I were to have only one lens, this is the one that I would opt to have !

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                      5.0

                      My Favorite Lens!

                      By vmesiter

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

                          Great lens! I use this mostly for action shots and sports photography. Other lenses I have used were not fast enough to keep up with the action and came out blurry. This lens has great speed and clarity.

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                          5.0

                          Great lens

                          By Cyn and the 3 bears

                          from Seattle, WA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Indoors
                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

                          Just had my first outing with my lens to Cannon Beach, OR. Great day shooting action, landscapes and sunsets. Although the lens is hefty, it is great quality and was a pleasure to shoot with.

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                          5.0

                          Best lens ever

                          By Scottd59

                          from Birmingham Alabama

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Indoors
                            • Shooting Outdoors
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

                            This is my new favorite lens... I wish I had bought it sooner.

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                            5.0

                            Definite upgrade

                            By Anton

                            from Trinidad West Indies

                            About Me Semi Pro Shooter

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Focus
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Quality Construction
                            • Tack Sharp

                            Cons

                            • none

                            Best Uses

                            • Nature
                            • Shooting Indoors
                            • Shooting Outdoors
                            • Travel
                            • Upgrade
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens:

                            I previously owned the version 1 of this lens, which was an excellent lens. I used it for wildlife, events, weddings, pretty much every thing that doesn't involve wide angle shooting. the version 1 was fantastic. I only just got the version 2 and started playing with it. The improvements are immediately apparent. The focusing is notably faster, the images are even more crisp (like that was even possible), and I love the fact that I can get in even closer to focus. Based on these initial observations I am looking forward to better quality images in high end prints and publications. Version 2 feels just as solid as the old lens. I would use this on all-day shoots with out having any issue with the weight an I am a small guy. You get what you pay for, Good job Canon!

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