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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element & Five UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Internal Focus, Focus Range Limiter
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 8-Blade Diaphragm
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Maximum Aperture: f/2.8

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Image Stabilization: Yes

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Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 Overview

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A workhorse of a lens, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is an L-series telephoto zoom characterized by its bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture and optical image stabilization. The fast maximum aperture affords greater control over depth of field and benefits working in low-light conditions while the Image Stabilizer compensates for four stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. As an L-series lens, this 70-200mm also features a sophisticated optical design that uses five ultra-low dispersion elements and one fluorite element to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity. Also, a Super Spectra coating has been applied to help reduce lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color neutrality.

Complementing its optical assets, this 70-200mm f/2.8 also sports a ring-type USM and internal focusing mechanism for 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 and it has a removable rotating tripod collar to benefit working atop a tripod or monopod.

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.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four 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.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens is sealed against dust and moisture for working in inclement environmental conditions.
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: 013803092776

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 Specs

Focal Length 70 to 200mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 34° to 12°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.94' / 1.2 m
Magnification 0.21x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Optical Design 23 Elements in 19 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 8, Rounded
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating
Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) 3.50 x 7.83" / 88.8 x 199 mm
Weight 3.28 lb / 1490 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 5.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.1 x 7.3 x 7.2"

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 Reviews

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 2902.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy it and cry once, pass on it and cry at every photo I read a lot, saved a lot and finally decided based on the headline adage. What I have noticed using this lens in place of the 18-135 STM I got with my T4i is the color and photo quality that I now see which I did not get before. Same settings pretty much (school events, scenics, news events) but there is so much more to the photos. It is difficult to put it into words, but using the same camera in the same settings the photos are so much more. The focus (for sports) is quick and accurate. Inside the f2.8 gets me nice photos (RAW) that I can do some post fixing when needed. Other than the pain of initial purchase, I am so very pleased with this lens.
Date published: 2015-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lens for the ultimate combo I shoot photos and video of Weddings, Marathons, Boudoir, Scenes, Chroma Key and General Shooting. It is Oh So Sharp and the Depth of field control is very easy to achieve. It is not too heavy, Easy to handle and fits just right in my hand. I can work quickly with this lens throughout the entire focal range No Complaints. If you are a Pro or an Enthusiast this is the best investment in glass you could possibly start with. P.S. B& H is very simple to buy from and I am glad that the lens was purchased here. We were facing alot of bad choices with other vendors. Just buyt it here and no regrets. Simple. I like everything about this lens.
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best zoom lens I've ever owned. I'm not sure that by comparing photos that I'd be able to detect much of a difference between the original lens and this new version. But in shooting HD video (which is what I use my Canon 5DmkII for primarily) there's a huge difference. Even in Canon's L-series, most of the zooms do ramp--they don't stay at a perfectly consistent f-stop through their entire range. They can get away with that because the ramping doesn't register a full, measurable stop. This lens has almost no visible change in light from wide to tight. And for HD shooting, that's a HUGE distinctive. The lighter weight makes a difference & I'm even enjoying the re-designed matte lens hood.
Date published: 2010-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow - This is a really great lens I had been using the stock EFS 18-135mm Image Stabalizer lens that came with my Canon EOS 60D. Really nice lens, but I couldn't get close enough shots of kids on soccer field and lighting was too dim to get good hockey shots indoors. The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens fixes that. This is an awesome lens. Gave me everything I was hoping for in the sports areas. Got benefits of some great wildlife shots (i.e. an eagle carrying a fish). I cannot really list any cons, the weight is heavy, but it is made really well, the cost is around 1800, but worth it. If you can pay the price you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely stunning! I use this lens for flowers, portraits, dogs and cats, landscapes, birds, etc. It is better than most primes and has stunning IQ at all focal lengths, even on a high pixel density camera like the 7D. The color and contrast is superb. There are only two downsides - size/weight and cost. It works exceptionally well with 1.4X and 2X tele-converters. The 2X slows down the AF quite a bit but accuracy remains high and the IQ with TC's is unbelievable. If you need a high-quality lens in this focal range and are not put off by the size/weight or the high cost you can't go wrong!
Date published: 2010-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Lens For well over 7 years I have shot professionally with the version 1 lens and recently sold it to a friend. I photographed weddings, engagements, portraits, sports, and landscape. The lens stayed attached to my camera 90% of the time. I debated for quite some time between the 200mm 2.8 lens and the version II, so I decided to go for the new 70-200mm and I'm so glad I did. The images are much more brighter and contrasty than my previous lens. It performs so much better. The focus is much more consistent and definitely well worth the price if you're serious about photography. This lens produces incredible images!
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding in every way! I am an amateur wildlife photographer. This lens provides me with every quality I need to take tack sharp images of flying birds, running cats, and objects moving due to the wind. This lens is even sharper than the original 70-200 mm 2.8 lens. It is outstanding when paired with a camera that has excellent low light capabilities like the D5 Mark III. It is heavier than some lenses and as a woman I thought I might tire too easily holding it. But I get outstanding images hand holding my camera and do not get too tired from doing so. In fact this is my work-horse lens, and I spend hours in the field hand holding my camera and rarely use a tripod. You will not regret having it.
Date published: 2015-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very superior tan the previous version.- I use to have the version I (I sold the lens) so now I have the NEW EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM and I can tell you that the quality of the pictures is just superior to the naked eye (than the version I). What I notice right away is that the IS system is better (faster) so you can shoot at lower speed: The colors and the contrast in this new monster is just nicer than the predecessor. Canon made a lot of analysis and they just improve one of the best lenses that they have. The technology change a lot in 10 years so that is way Canon changed the lens that they develop 10 years ago. So don't be afraid it is just Money you deserve this Monster.
Date published: 2010-11-01
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