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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

Key Specs
Focal Length
70 to 200mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
77 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/32
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
34° to 12°
Minimum Focus Distance
3.94' / 1.2 m
Maximum Magnification
0.21x
Optical Design
23 Elements in 19 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
8, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Tripod Collar
Removable and Rotating
Filter Size
77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.5 x 7.83" / 88.8 x 199 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
7.83" / 199 mm
Weight
3.26 lb / 1480 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.3 x 7.25 x 7.25"

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

Great lens. Highly recommend.

By Rich G Diz
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-09-17

Awesome lens, sharp, fast. A little heavy, but so worth it.

Focus struggles

By David Clausen Photography
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-07-03

This is my second 70-200 f/2.8 lens. There are added features on this lens for Image stabilization and distance control. Including instructions on what to use when would be extremely helpful. I was attempting to photograph rodeo contestants. I struggled to lock on to the subject and remain while the contestant and animal he/she was riding keep that focus.

Ultimate Lens

By Kathleen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-05-14

The lens is fantastic and really takes you to a whole new level! The photos are so sharp, and brings out all the details of what you are taking a picture of. Love it! Highly recommend this lenses.

Perfect

By Dana
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-05-08

Love it! Previously I ordered the first model from another company and was disappointed. I quickly returned it and placed an order with B&H. I will never again go with another company!

EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS III lens

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-05

i love my Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS III lens. It is do sharp.

Excellent!

By Amanda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-22

Wonderful lens. Not much more to say about it except that it's perfect in every way. The beautiful bokeh is probably my favorite part about shooting with it.

Wonderful lens

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-09-11

I regret not buying this years ago. Makes my life much easier when photographing sports, especially indoors.

Wish I had bought it sooner

By Maria
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-08-15

By far the best decision I made buying this lens. The sharpness of my photos are unreal. 10 out of 10 recommend getting this lens. If you are on the fence just do it you won't regret it!

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