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

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

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

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  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Four Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • 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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Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

A truly versatile lens, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM is a Canon L-series zoom spanning a flexible range of telephoto focal lengths. Beyond its portrait-length to medium tele range, this lens is also characterized by its bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture, which affords notable control over depth of field and benefits working in challenging lighting conditions. Supporting the versatility is a sophisticated optical design, which utilizes four ultra-low dispersion elements to suppress color fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for high 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, a removable rotating tripod collar is included for stable use of the lens 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.
Four ultra-low dispersion glass elements 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.
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: 4.9'-infinity or 9.8'-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.
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Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 specs

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
Angle of View 34° - 12°
Minimum Focus Distance 4.92' / 1.5 m
Magnification 0.16x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6.2
Optical Design 18 Elements in 15 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 8, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) 3.33 x 7.62" / 84.6 x 193.6 mm
Weight 2.88 lb / 1310 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.417 x 6.063 x 5.984"

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 reviews

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 811.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY SHARP PROBLEM SOLVER Having owned 4 different Canon 70-200L zoom lenses, this one is the best yet! I was very dissapointed with the series I f/2.8 IS lens wide open, and I ended up purchasing 3 "L" primes in its range to obtain sharp photographs in dim light. That all changed using this new version. The generation II f/2.8L lens offers even better performance than the f/4L IS version, (which is excellent, but a bit too slow for available light photography) and is much more effective than my non IS "L" primes in this range due to its awesome image stabilizer unit. What a problem solver! Wedding/portrait photography for me will never be the same. Highly recommmend!
Date published: 2010-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get This lens and you will be happy!!!! Such amazing lens i love the sharpness i tried to compare two lenses F2.8 and F4 and to tell you the truth F4 have much sharper images! perfect for portrait nature and any kind of photography!!! weights 3 times less then 2.8 and gives you much more than 2.8. less expensive and sharper!!! IS works amazingly good!!!Autofocus is really fast and lens by itself have metal housing sealed good from dust and water.Comes with case and hood. if you are thinking about purchasing 70-200mm get F4.0!!! i tried both and 4.0 is newer and better!!! By the way in Low light works perfect! add some Iso And You are good!!! TOTALLY LOVE THIS ONE!!!
Date published: 2010-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never fails to impress I've owned this lens for about eight years and have used it for wedding photography, portraits and wildlife (with 2x extender). I've never been disappointed. It's ultra-sharp like a prime lens, even at the zoom extremes. For those who have never used an f/2.8 lens the extra 1-2 stops really make the difference in many situations. I've wondered what it would be like to upgrade to the IS version of this lens but I've never seriously been tempted as this is such a fabulous lens in its own right. It's also a bit of a 'backstage pass' - when you carry this lens with hood attached, people are so in awe they let you go wherever you want!
Date published: 2009-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More impressed every day I have had this lens for around 4 months now and I am more and more impressed with it all the time. Image quality is supurb. Auto focus is great, I can shoot through trees to a subject that is moving and nail it consistantly. I took some shots of cars coming straight at me doing around 50 and it consistantly nailed the focus using AI Servo. It produces and pleasing bokeh. I use it for weddings, protraits, landscape and street photography and it consistantly produces great results under varied conditions. A number of people say it is too heavy, yeah there is some weight to it but it feels just right to me, I like the weight, it just feels good.
Date published: 2012-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lens! I waffled for a while before deciding to buy this lens. I did a lot of research, read online reviews, weighed the pros and cons, and tried to see if the 24-105L would be "good enough". In the end, lust for the 70-200mm won out, and after using the lens, I have no regrets at all. This lens comfortably outresolves the 24-105L f4 lens that came with the 5D Mark III. The sharpness is amazing, even at f2.8. It is brighter and faster than the 24-105L, obviously. The colors are more accurate and purely "Canon". The "bokeh" and background blur are also much better, so much that portraits make the subjects "pop out". Cons? Size, weight, and cost.
Date published: 2012-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happiness in a tube I actually have owned both the IS and NON IS. I purchased the IS version first actually and ended using the IS probably less than ten percent of the time this lens was mounted on my camera. So when my IS version fell down the Grand Canyon, *FREAK* I opted for the non IS version as I rarely used IS anyway. As others have noted, I noticed a marginal increase in sharpness in the non IS version as there are less optical elements involved. Basically, I'm going to tell you what to do. Buy the non IS version, take the left over cash you saved and buy the 85mm 1.8 and the 50mm 1.4 primes. Then you'll be in real good shape ;) - Caleb
Date published: 2010-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall a great lens This is the second of this lens I've owned. Personally I find while the IS version may be sharper in places, the non-IS is sharper overall throughout the zoom range. I sold my original to upgrade to the IS and wasn't pleased with sharpness, so sold it and purchased another non-IS and am much more happy with it. Typical L build quality, solid feel, fast and quiet AF and quite durable. My only complaint is the design of the lens hood attachment, a problem I have with most of my L glass - after a while they get loose and won't stay put, but I know I'm tougher on equipment than the average or casual shooter.
Date published: 2011-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens Just get the lens, some thoughts: 1. IS works, I can get very sharp image at 1/10s F2.8, 200mm with this lens. That is the main reason I upgrade from my NON-IS. 2. The image feel crispy. 3. Feel much heavier than my non-IS. 4. The zoom ring is too tight for my taste 5 Bokeh seems not as smooth as non-IS 6. It seems the infinity of the lens is set to be at hyperfocal distance, so if I try to AF on very far object, the sharpest point will always be somewhere in front of it. The reported AF point is NOT the sharpest point. This is a rare use of the lens and I probably can fix it by manual focus, but somehow I feel for a lens of this caliber and price it should be able to do better.
Date published: 2010-06-25
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