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

BH #CA7020028L3 • MFR #3044C002
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element & Five UD Elements
  • Air Sphere Coating
One of the most versatile lenses available, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM from Canon is an L-series telephoto zoom distinguished by its bright design and advanced optics. Ideal for a variety of subjects ranging from portraiture to sports, the fast constant f/2.8 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for isolating subjects. The optical layout makes use of one fluorite element and five UD elements to suppress chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to realize a high degree of clarity throughout the zoom range. An Air Sphere Coating is also featured, and works to reduce flare and ghosting for greater color fidelity and contrast in all conditions.
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Overview

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One of the most versatile lenses available, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM from Canon is an L-series telephoto zoom distinguished by its bright design and advanced optics. Ideal for a variety of subjects ranging from portraiture to sports, the fast constant f/2.8 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for isolating subjects. The optical layout makes use of one fluorite element and five UD elements to suppress chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to realize a high degree of clarity throughout the zoom range. An Air Sphere Coating is also featured, and works to reduce flare and ghosting for greater color fidelity and contrast in all conditions.

Complementing the speed and optics is an Optical Image Stabilizer, which compensates for 3.5 stops of camera shake to better enable working handheld and in low-light situations. A ring-type USM and internal focusing mechanism also afford quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance, as well as full-time manual focus override. Additionally, this lens is weather-sealed for use in trying environmental conditions.

Versatile telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 112-320mm equivalent focal length range.
Bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture affords consistent performance throughout the zoom range and offers notable control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
One fluorite element and five ultra-low dispersion glass elements noticeably reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity and color fidelity.
An Air Sphere Coating (ASC) has been applied to lens elements to reduce backlit flaring and ghosting for maintained light transmission and high contrast in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 3.5 shutter speed stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds. In addition to the single-shot standard IS mode, a second mode is also available that it optimized for panning.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with an internal focusing system, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Focus Limiter switch lets you constrain the focusing to two different ranges to suit different applications: 3.9'-infinity or 8.2'-infinity.
Rounded eight-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
A weather-resistant design protects the lens from dust and moisture to enable its use in inclement conditions. Additionally, fluorine coatings have also been applied to the front and rear lens elements for further protection against fingerprints and smudging.
Removable rotating tripod collar is included and benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.
Compatible with optional EF 1.4X and EF 2X teleconverters.
UPC: 013803306019

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Specs

Focal Length70 to 200mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View34° to 12°
Minimum Focus Distance3.94' / 1.2 m
Maximum Magnification0.21x
Optical Design23 Elements in 19 Groups
Diaphragm Blades8, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.5 x 7.83" / 88.8 x 199 mm
Length at Maximum Extension7.83" / 199 mm
Weight3.26 lb / 1480 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.3 x 7.25 x 7.25"

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Reviews

Thank you!!!

By Samson
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-28

Thank you for super high quality service!!!

Lives Up To The Hype

By Joel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-17

I went for the longest time without picking a 70-200. I thought there was no way it could be as useful as everyone seemed to make it out to be. I haven't taken this lens off my camera except for a handful of times since I purchased it back in February. The images are sharp. Focal length range is about as useful as it gets. I used to find myself wishing I had more range, more often than I realized. Now that I have it, I find myself punching in well beyond 70mm way more often than I expected to. This lens has been worth every cent.

A photographer's dream

By Eleni
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-17

This lense has taken my photography to a whole new level. It's a must have tool if you want to make your life easier and progress as a professional.

Excellent lens.

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

I am very pleased with this lens. You can't beat Canon glass.

Just marvelous!!!!!

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-29

This thing transformed the way I take photos nowadays. It's so versatile especially under poor lighting. You won't regret buying this one at all.

The weight of a great lens

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

This is a very universal lens. Probably one of my most used out of my pack. Now for a 8 to 12 hour day of running a gunning style photography you hand and neck will feel the burn for sure. The colors and Boca however are great and the f/2.8 has really brought more light into my pictures after moving form the f/4L .

My favorite lens

By Kelly
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-24

This is is my new favorite. I own the 85mm f/1.4L IS and I still use it for portraits, but this one great also for portraits and to get that extra zoom. Build quality is great. It is a bit heavier and that is probably the biggest downside, but it is still a joy to use. The zoom ring is smooth and does not have to rotate a lot to zoom. It feels nice.

The best EF 70-200 and a good value in 2022

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

Despite no longer being the newest 70-200 from canon, it is Canon's best 70-200 for the EF mount. Rather than buying a new RF 70-200 f4 for $1800 or the RF 2.8 for $2800 you can buy this used for less than either of those and be able to use it on EF and RF camera bodies. I bought an 8+ rated copy and it looked brand-new and even came with its original box/accessories. It works well with my 80d for wildlife and will likely serve me well with a used 1dxii or R6 in the future.

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