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Telephoto lens boasting high image quality and carrying ease. With two UD-glass elements and rear focusing to correct aberrations, image delineation is extremely sharp. Background blur is also natural-looking. The lens comes with a dedicated, detachable hood. More
Compact telephoto lens
Two UD (ultra-low dispersion) glass elements, combined with rear focusing technology, enable the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM to deliver extremely sharp images. Background blur appears smooth and natural.
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.
Large f/2.8 aperture
A fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 provides outstanding speed for shooting in low light conditions, without the need for flash. The large aperture also provides fine control over depth of field.
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting - a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.
Integration with E-TTL II flash metering
The lens passes distance information back to a compatible EOS camera's E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering.
The EF 200mm f/2.8L USM lens comes supplied with a lens hood and a soft case.
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Comments about Canon EF 200mm f2.8 L USM MKII Lens:
Since my first DSLR a Canon D30, I have collected a number of lenses both wide angle and telephoto to accomodate my various picture interests. A few years back I became interested in wildlife photography, I have the usual suspects I suppose. a Canon 70-300 IS and a Sigma 150-500 but for birds in flight in particular, I found zoom lenses a bit hit or miss.I couldn't afford a really expensive fast and long prime lens until I saw this one and got it, best purchase I have ever made. Sure there are times when you wish it was double the focal length but mounted on my 7D, this is a stunning lens that just never fails, speed yes but also clarity. The other thing for those who like that sort of thing - stunning bokeh.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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That 'L' thing.
About Me Professional
That L feeling. You know as soon as you unpack it from the box really. It has that reassuring weight to it. It went straight onto a 5DIII body yesterday morning when it arrived and was earning its keep at a wedding two hours later. It was used pretty much all day and the results are stunning. This is a quality piece of kit and would not go wrong in anyones bag. The focus is smooth fast and pin sharp. Bokeh is luscious. The build is exactly as you would expect from the L stable. Worth every penny.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Superb lens for astrophotography
from The New Forest
I bought this lens specifically for deep-sky astrophotography as I already had a light-pollution filter to fit this lens size. I am totally amazed at the perfect star quality right across the massive 6.5 x 9.5 degree field of view this lens gives with the Canon 5D MkII. Its performance is even better than my refractors! Unbelievable. I have any enormous list of targets this little beauty will be grabbing over the years :)
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The Great Andromeda galaxy
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
An overlooked but very assured zoom lens
By Steve Clayton
from Milton Keynes
About Me Semi-Professional
This lens was bought for more discreet photography at weddings and other functions where i want to avoid using a large white lens. This is quite a purist's lens with a fixed focal length. Look elsewhere (and spend much more) if you don't want to make an effort to position yourself and need the safety blanket of Image Stabilisation. In all other respects this is a beautiful lens; image quality matches or exceeds the 70-200 L zooms and ergonomically it is just perfect. Focus is as fast as you can blink. Note for this cost you don't get weather sealing but you still have a very solid L-lens. I would recommend buying the tripod mount if you are using this lens in lower light conditions as it sits nicely on a monopod and you can then get down to 1/100 second and still stay reasonably sharp. I've coupled this lens to both full frame and 1.6x crop factor cameras (remember this takes you to fixed 360mm on the latter). Minimum focus distance is rubbish, but of course you shouldn't be wanting that with this lens. Lack of weather sealing and a tripod mount as standard is why this gets a 4 and not a 5. This is not an everyday lens but one well worth having in the kit bag. I bought a secondhand lens from wex at quite a discount and recieved the tripod mount as a bonus, which wasn't mentioned in the advert - nice one Wex!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Wow I have been using the 70-200 for 6 years but personally I think the output image quality from this lens is much sharper, and produces better colour, also it beats the 70-200 down in price and most importantly its so easy to carry around, so many times i didn't take my 70-200 out with me because of the weight, the 200 2.8 will fit in a coat pocket so you don't miss a shot..... Go on get you won't regret it.
Great lens for low light.
from West London
I bought this lens mainly for shooting rugby under floodlights. The F2.8 is great for this, and is also not too big to carry around. The image quality is as good as you would expect from Canon's L series lenses.
Compact, fast option and great quality
from West Midlands
This is a modestly priced high quality optic that is relatively light, compact and easy to handle. It is great for travel work and combined with the Canon 2x teleconverter makes for a versatile telephoto package for either full frame of crop sensor SLRs. It's also useful for street photography and portraits.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
I've been using this lens for about three years now on a 1.6x crop camera. I needed a good quality telephoto and this was just such good value. Build quality is rock solid, it's lightweight and the design is simple. It is incredibly sharp and focusing is extremely quick. For candid shots it is relatively dicreet - much more so than the 'white' 70-200. As with all long non-image stabilised lenses you just need to be realistic about what shutter speeds you can use when hand holding this lens. It can also cope well with a teleconverster. I've used both a 1.4x and a 2x extender on it with good results. On a crop camera you are getting the equivalent of a 320mm f2.8 or a 640mm f5.6 with a 2x extender and that is very useful for wildlife photography. This lens seems to often be overlooked but if you want top quality at a reasonable price then look no further.
(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
The Bees Knees
from West Wales
A lens I have had in my bag for nearly two years and used mostly for wildlife.Canon L lenses are simply the Bees Kness when it comes to quality, all round quality that is. As a photographer from the old school, the days when everything was done manually, I am still astounded how a lens can focus so quickly and so precisely. This 200mm 2.8 lens is magic. Auto focussing is far quicker than I could ever do manually and far crisper too. A good reference point are birds in flight, especially when coming straight at you. This lens does everything so easily and truns out such good results that you will never want to stray from L lenses again.Built to withstand most knocks, simple to use, sharp images and autofocus to die for. That sums it up really.The wide end of 2.8 is stunning. I have used this lens taking candid shots wide open (f2.8) and have discovered a lens that is both strong and versitile. Getting a good portrait shot at f2.8 on a 200mm lens sounds daunting, but believe me, this really hits the mark.I Love It.
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