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

B&H # CA7020028LIQ Mfr # 2751B002
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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
Environmental
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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    CanonEF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
     
    4.9

    (based on 2438 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2280)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (143)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (1199)
    • Durable (868)
    • Reliable (720)
    • Improves picture quality (516)
    • Well built / quality (261)

    Cons

    • Heavy (568)
    • Heavy / bulky (297)
    • Heavy bulky (109)
    • Pricey / poor value (64)
    • Price (55)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (823)
    • Shooting outdoors (706)
    • Travel (606)
    • Shooting indoors (536)
    • Everyday (412)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (433), Semi-professional (328), Tech savvy (319), Professional (251), Film professional (122)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (2062), 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.

    VS

    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

    My best lens by far

    By Bouchet Images

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Part-time Photographer, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Performance
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Portraits
    • Shooting Outdoors

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

    Considering the price of this lens, I hesitated for a long time before purchasing it. But I don't regret it. The image is super sharp and the compression is pretty amazing. Great for portraits!

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    5.0

    Nicest lens I've ever owned!

    By v2can5

    from Columbus, OH

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Upgrade

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

      I have only had this lens for a few days and do not have a ton of time playing with it, however, what time I have spent with it has been rewarding. I was even told by my niece that a picture I took of a raccoon in my tree looked "professional". (She is a very talented artist so that was truly a compliment.) The DOF is fantastic when wide open. I look forward to doing portraits with this lens. I like the locking feature of the lens hood. I've never lost a lens hood, but I know they are expensive to replace. Because of the quality of this lens, it is very heavy. I'm OK with that as the good far out weighs any negatives. It has a very nice lens case included. If you can afford it, buy it. It is by far the nicest lens I've ever owned.

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      5.0

      Great lens

      By Pop Pop Pro

      from Richmond, Va

      About Me Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports

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

        Love this lens, works well on Canon 1DX

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        • No

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        5.0

        amazing lens

        By Redneck

        from Lake Havasu Az

        About Me Tech Savvy

        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:

        This lens is so amazing It surpasses all others

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        5.0

        Spectacular!

        By Jeff

        from Anchorage, Alaska

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            This lens if spectacular. It's sharp, fast and produces the images you want. I highly recommend this lens to everyone. The crisp, clear, stabilized footage has made a remarkable improvement in the pictures we've been acquiring.
            I can clearly see my future is bright with this lens!

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            5.0

            Best L Lens in my bag

            By nak30

            from Port Orange,Florida

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Focus
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Fast Moving Night Nascar
            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors
            • Upgrade

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

            I shoot Supercross at night Very fast Lens and excellent Pictures.I have 70-200 mm f 4 Is that the images were not fine clear edge , compare to the 70-200 mm f2.8 II.

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            5.0

            My Favorite Lens

            By Photo Man

            from Greenville, SC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Autofocus
            • 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:

            This is my "go-to" lens for wildlife and equestrian photography. Great for rapid moving obects in low light conditions. Autofocus is fast and accurate producing very sharp images.

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            5.0

            best lens i own

            By Barry

            from Colona,IL

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors
              • Travel

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

              purfect

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              5.0

              LOVE!

              By MSP

              from Peoria AZ

              About Me Film Professional

              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:

              This lens...there are no words! I will just say AMAZING!

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              5.0

              Great lens

              By Gary

              from Hays,KS

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Quality Construction
              • Very Sharp

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors
              • Travel
              • Upgrade

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

              I use this for sports both indoor and outdoor, portraits and landscapes.

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              • No

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              5.0

              i would buy this product again and again

              By bastos

              from south orange, nj

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

                    i use this product when i take professional pictures. it has great pictures and its also fast and last but not leas one of the thing i look for in a lens is that it has great focus.i cant really say anything bad about this product because i am a very satisfied costumer

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                    5.0

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

                    By Bob

                    from White Bear Lake, MN

                    About Me Bird Watcher, Retired Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • High Quality
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Quality Construction
                    • Rapid To Use
                    • Sharp

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel

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

                      I am extremely pleased with my recent purchase of the Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.6L II USM lens. I've tested it around home for the past few days and like its sharpness, speed, and ease of use. I particularly like that it zooms by use of a turning ring instead of the push-pull zoom on my Canon 100-400MM zoom. The turning zoom ring provides much faster zooms with the specific critical framing I seek. I'll be giving it the acid test this weekend when I photograph an outdoor walking-theater production which will require many rapid focal length changes to capture the action going on around me. I am confident that my new Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L II USM zoom lens will meet the challenge.

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                      5.0

                      Love This Lens

                      By Martino

                      from San Francisco, CA

                      About Me Professional photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Improves Performance
                      • Photo Quality
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Outdoors

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

                      This lens has become a go-to item for my wedding photography business. It focuses sharp and fast and produces very high quality images. I would guess that a typical wedding might produce 2000+ RAW shots, of which I probably now use this lens for 800 of them.

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                      5.0

                      Great lens

                      By Tpauley11

                      from Nyc

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

                      Clear crisp fast

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                      5.0

                      Best Lens Ever

                      By John

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Pro photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Shooting Outdoors
                        • Upgrade

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

                        This has turned into my "Hero" lens. f2.8 is brilliant and when combined with IS, focus is never an issue. Solid build and legendary Canon optics made purchasing this lens a no-brainer. If my wife would let me, I would let the lens sleep in the bed next to us.

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                        5.0

                        Great Lens!

                        By The Old Man

                        from Poth, TX.

                        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:

                            I have used an EF 70 - 200 f/2.8L for years for sports events. This IS lens is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I like everything about it!

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                            5.0

                            Most used lens in my bag

                            By Svahdat

                            from Dallas, TX

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

                            I love this lens, quick, sharp and fast. Built very well. It's a very heavy lens but worth having it around. When you review your shots after using this lens you see it worth a money you spend. If you decided to get this lens make sure get it with protective UV lens send B&H insurance.
                            Overal I am very happy with my purchase.

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                            5.0

                            Great purchase!

                            By PWLPhoto

                            from Cincinnati, OH

                            About Me Professional photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Improves Performance

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Upgrade

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

                            Whoa, this lens is HEAVY! But it's quality and sharpness make up for it. My husband usually uses this lens as he's stronger or I use it on a tripod. But handheld, the IS functionality is great. We used it immediately after purchasing it at a wedding and the images were wonderful!

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                            5.0

                            Effortless portrait lens

                            By Scott

                            from NOLA

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                            • A Bit Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Indoors
                            • Shooting Outdoors

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

                            I bought this lens for both portrait and sports photography. It is a fantastic portrait lens. Will be shooting soccer with it this week.

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                            5.0

                            Solid

                            By Ben

                            from Charlotte, NC

                            Verified Buyer

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

                            This lens is expensive but you're really getting what you pay for. I use it for video and stills with my 5D mk3 and 6D. Focuses better than any of my 5 other Canon L lenses. Very heavy when paired with a body and battery grip but I can get over the weight. Very worth it.

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