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

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Product Highlights
  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-32
  • Four UD Optical Elements
  • Inner Focusing System
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor (USM)
  • Focusing Range Limiter
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 4.9'
  • 77mm Filter Thread Diameter
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Compatible w/Extender EF 1.4x II & 2x II

The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens from Canon is a high performance telephoto zoom lens with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture. It has four UD glass elements to correct chromatic aberrations and provide overall high resolution, high-contrast images. A newly-designed inner focusing system brings high image quality throughout the zooming range and the ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) provides fast, smooth and quiet autofocus action. This lens can focus as close as 4.9' (1.5 m). It includes a removable tripod collar and is compatible with the Extender EF 1.4x II and 2x II.

Four ultra-low dispersion lens elements
Internal focusing system
An ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) provides fast, smooth and silent autofocus.
A focus range limiter lets you set the range of focus distance which enables shorter focusing times. The two ranges are 4.9' to infinity and 9.8' to infinity.
Removable, rotatable tripod collar
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 4.92' (1.5 m)
Magnification 0.06 - 0.16x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6
Elements/Groups 18/15
Diaphragm Blades 8
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.3 x 7.6" (8.38 x 19.30 cm)
Weight 2.86 lb (1.30 kg)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens
  • E-77U 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • ET-83 II Lens Hood
  • LZ1324 Lens Case
  • Strap for Case
  • Tripod Collar
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    CanonEF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens
     
    4.8

    (based on 572 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (488)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (77)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (523)
    • Strong construction (431)
    • Durable (388)
    • Consistent output (343)
    • Rugged (277)

    Cons

    • Heavy (318)
    • Poor in low light (9)
    • Tough to attach (7)
    • Slow focus (5)
    • Blurry focus (4)

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (422)
    • Weddings (234)
    • Wildlife photos (230)
    • Low light (214)
    • Landscape/scenery (191)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (159), Photo enthusiast (132), Pro photographer (98), Semi-professional (48), Enthusiast (43)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (290), Yes (19)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    THE BEST VALUE IN GLASS OUT THERE!

    This has got to be one of the best lenses in this price category! I have owned both the 70-200 2.8 II is and now the non-is version and I have been impressed...Read complete review

    This has got to be one of the best lenses in this price category! I have owned both the 70-200 2.8 II is and now the non-is version and I have been impressed with both on my 5D Mk2. I sold off my IS version a few years ago when careers changed and I felt like it was too much money to have sitting around in a bag hardly being used. Now things have changed and it was time for another long lens, and of course I spent many late nights reading reviews trying to justify the 1000+ bump to IS, or trying to convince myself that this was the way to go. I really feel like this was the right call and I have zero regrets. The key to using this lens, handheld or otherwise, is nothing new, you need to shoot with proper technique. Shutter speeds above 1/320, proper support of the lens while shooting, proper breathing technique, bump your iso if the camera can handle it, and overall common sense, if you can use a set of sticks go for it but it is by no means necessary. Obviously this lens is built like a tank and will take its toll on you lugging it around all day, you can eliminate some of that strain with a proper shoulder strap. I know when I bought the IS version a few years ago I loved it and I think I spent too much time on the internet listing to people tell me its a must have, well its not. Harkin back to the '"olden days" of film and long lens photography, we did not need Photoshop, we did not need IS or VR, we needed good camera technique to lock down a great shot. Buy this lens and practice, it will make you a better photographer. Just my 2 cents.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Need to be a steady hand shooter

    I was in a dilemma between this and 70-200 F4 IS version but decided to take a chance.Except the fact one step larger than F4 rest of the things are against it.Very heavy,blurry...Read complete review

    I was in a dilemma between this and 70-200 F4 IS version but decided to take a chance.Except the fact one step larger than F4 rest of the things are against it.Very heavy,blurry images on hand held.Definitely non IS is a no no unless you have a tripod.Looks Majestic and definitely a head turner and good in low light.I already returned it and order the F4 IS version.Some day will buy the F2.8 IS version.Till then.

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    5.0

    Awesome lens

    By Shanistudios

    from Danville, ca

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

    Love this lens and can not believe I didn't purchase it sooner! It makes all my event photography so much easier!!

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    5.0

    Canon 70 x 200 lens

    By Larry

    from Beckley, WV

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

    Having read many reviews before purchasing, this lens exceeds my highest expections. I use it with a Canon 5D Mark III.

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    5.0

    Best lens ever!!!

    By Jen

    from Walla walla

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

    We love this lens!! It's awesome!! Best lens we have ever purchased! Clear and crisp!! Great investment!!! Would recommend to everyone!!

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    5.0

    Worth It!

    By Irmanator9

    from Southern California

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action

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

      I'm an amateur photographer. I have a Canon EOS T2i camera that I received for Christmas two years ago. I volunteered to take photos at my son's football games. He's 11 years old and he plays during the day. I was using a Canon 18-200 mm lens at first. It worked fine, so I thought. Two people recommended the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM (no image stabilizer) to me. I debated for two weeks. Finally, I opted to purchase the lens and started taking photos at football practice and at games.Wow! The color and sharpness are phenomenal. I can't get over it. I just popped it on my EOS and voila, I turned into a pro. I think I can now do covers for sports magazines (LOL). I had read that the lens was very heavy. I disagree. It's not light as a feather, but it's not a bowling ball either. I'm a medium build 5'2" female. I attach the lens to a monopod and I have no problem whatsoever toting the camera and lens up and down the football field. Easy day.A friend let me borrow a filter for the lens on a sunny afternoon. I wasn't impressed. The photos came out better without it. Just something to think about before you spend a fortune on all accessories. The photos are great in full sun. I'm going to have to play with the camera more because once the sun starts to set, the photos become very dark. But I'm not going to blame the lens yet. I'm sure I can do something to improve my shots as I lose light.Before purchasing the lens, I read one review that this lens caused blurry photos. Negative. The photographer causes blurry photos; the lens is awesome when used correctly. Let's face it, if you can't play a piano, a Steinway isn't going to make you any better. If your photos suck, take lessons or sell the camera.Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with this purchase. I hope to use this lens for football games for a few more years and for other events as well. This lens was worth every penny.Thanks!

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      5.0

      Awesome lens

      By Heidi H

      from CT

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

      Like this lens a lot - heavier than it expected but definitely awesome!! Great for weddings! So glad I purchased it.

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      4.0

      EF 70-200mm USM Lens

      By FrankieTR

      from Two Rivers, WI

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Poor in Low Light

      Best Uses

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

        Thought I may be able to use this lens as a general purpose lens but it is too heavy and I need the ability to be closer than the 70mm allows. The pictures I took outside turned out very nice. It did not do too well at a distance when inside. I am new to both the camera and my lens so it will prob get better!

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        5.0

        Great sports lens

        By Pleased shooter

        from Red Wing, Minn.

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action

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

          We purchased this lens for shooting basketball and volleyball in the gym. It's working especially well for football, too. Thanks.

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          5.0

          As expected...an amazing lens!

          By Fred

          from Washington, Missouri

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

          My low light shooting is limited so I didn't order the IS version. The first thing I did though was to take some pictures, hand held, of my dogs in a dimly lit room. I could hardly believe how amazing the pictures came out. Next shoot was from my kayak, again amazing results. A very sharp lens, high quality construction and the weight is not an issue for me compared to my older Sigma 80-400 monster.Great price and great service from B&H, love the free expidited shipping!

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          5.0

          Amazingly sharp and creamy lens

          By jlowe

          from Louisiana

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

          I love this lens for the bokeh and creaminess when shot at 200 mm wide open. The only downside is that the lens is a little bulky.

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          5.0

          Love this lens!

          By TannaC

          from Fl

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

          Great for shooting weddings and portraits! Also great for shooting at rodeos that I attend! Great telephoto lens also beautiful shallow depth of field!

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          5.0

          Great lens!!

          By knacprp

          from Apple Valley, Ca.

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

          I am an amateur photographer enthusiast. I new this would me take my photographs to the next level and it did just that. Although I still have a ways to go. The lens was just as promised. At first it was a bit bulky but that quickly went away. Now I'm no expert by any means. But this thing is fast and smooth!! Definitely worth the money even if you are not a pro, but want to look like one. I would highly recommend this lens to anyone. I like to shoot concert type settings and indoor and out door sports. So having this yo be able to shoot in some fairly low light was beneficial. Two thumbs up!!!

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          5.0

          Worth the price tag!

          By TwoNice

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Great for Video
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Documentary
            • Sports/Action
            • Video

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

            I'm a sports/lifestyle photographer and I've saved up a long time for this lens - and it was so worth it. Very sharp and durable lens. I also shoot video so I didn't need IS, thus I did not go for the newer model.

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            5.0

            A great lens.

            By voxelbomb

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            This lens is a beast. It's quality is amazing, and the ability to hold that f/2.8 throughout the focal length really gives you the coverage you need.

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            4.0

            No real surprises here

            By svosen

            from Great Falls, MT

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action

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

            I bought this lens as an upgrade from the 70-200 F4L IS, so I was expecting it to be quite good, and a little bigger. No real surprises there: it's quite good, and a little heavier.

            If you've never owned one of the 70-200L lenses, that means it's extremely sharp, even wide open, and it's built like a tank.

            I haven't had a chance to really put it through it's paces, but I am noticing it doesn't focus quite as quickly in LOW light as I had hoped. I think I was expecting something on par with the 300 2.8L (original version), which I've used several copies of for nightime HS football. Just messing around with the 70-200 2.8L in my basement, I'm thinking it isn't as sure of itself as that legendary lens. It is a little more deliberate (slow) getting focus, but it is dead on once it gets there.

            I also noticed some chromatic aberation issues in harsh, contrasty lighting. I've not ever noticed that with the F4 lens... Even so, I was able to correct for it in post.

            One last thought (not specific to this lens in particular): at F2.8, depth of field will be more shallow than at F4. Seems like a "duh" comment, but it will sneak up on you if you're not expecting it, especially when trying to get both eyes of a subject in focus when they're turned sideways and you're at 200mm and approaching the minimum focus distance. Again, not an problem of the lens, just something some people might not be aware of.

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            5.0

            This is my main lens

            By Kris Sipes

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Night Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Video

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

              This lens stays attached to my 1DX as it is perfect for almost everything and this glass is the standard for quality. This is a 'must have' lens.

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              5.0

              Game changer

              By KlarkPhoto

              from Davenport, IA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

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

              The EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM Lens by Canon has added a great new option for my portraits and wedding photography. For the must have shots, this is the lens!

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              5.0

              great lens

              By disp617

              from worcester ma

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Night Photography
              • Sports/Action

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

              very versatile lens

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              5.0

              Awesome lens. Best telephoto lens for $

              By jsebo

              from Duluth, GA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Night Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

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

                Video and product photography. Outdoor photography.

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                3.0

                *Esta Bueno, pero no tiene IS*

                By Marco Antonio

                from Sucre - Bolivia

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Poor in Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography
                • Video
                • Wildlife Photos

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

                Hola, yo realizo fotografía de Bodas y generalmente las condiciones de luz son deficientes, entonces cuando me llego el lente lo primero que hice fue probarlo en condiciones de poca luz... Me fue mal, obviamente cuando tienes suficiente luz es magnifico !!! pero para el uso particular que quiero darle no es suficiente, así que supongo que el 70 200 2.8 Is II USM debe ser el indicado para mi. Por lo demás parece un buen lente, pero tienes que tomar muy en cuenta para que lo quieres !

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                5.0

                Best bang for buck in USM

                By Gabe

                from ann arbor, mi

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

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

                This lens has made it's cost back many times over. It is the qunitisential sports lens and isn't too shabby for other work providing you keep your shutter speed high.
                Fast focus, smooth zoom, durable body and sharp sharp lens. Easily my current favorite lens.

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