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Free Monopod via redemption from Canon The Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS II USM Lens features a re-designed optical system that delivers incredible results. A high-performance fluorite element is combined with five ultra-low dispersion (UD) elements to reduce chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range and producing high contrast images with edge-to-edge definition. The updated Image Stabilizer mechanism offers a shutter speed advantage equivalent to four-stops, reducing the effect of camera shake in lower light environments. The mount, focus mode switch & focusing ring all feature a dust and drip-proof structure that prevents dust or water from getting inside the lens & camera when used with accompanying weatherproof EOS bodies, making it a highly durable, reliable lens for use day-to-day. This lens is suitable for use with both full-frame & cropped sensor (APS-C) cameras. More
August 2011 - " You can see why the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM is such a popular lens with pros and keen amateurs alike. It is perfect for everything from portraits, sports and weddings to events and photojournalism. The versatility and beautiful image quality will mean you'll be reaching for it more often than not, and given the top build quality it sure won't let you down in a hurry." Find out more about the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L lens here...
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.
Fast, constant maximum aperture
Shoot hand held in low light conditions thanks to a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, which stays constant throughout the zoom range. Such an aperture also gives a photographer control over depth of field.
Canon’s four-stop Image Stabilizer (IS) makes the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM ideal for shooting in low light conditions when using a tripod is not possible. The IS system allows shutter speeds up to four stops slower than normal to be used without causing image blur.
Fluorite and ultra-low dispersion (UD) lens elements
The lens features elements made from fluorite, which reduce chromatic aberration. Five UD (ultra-low dispersion) elements are used to ensure high contrast and natural colour reproduction throughout the zoom range.
Smooth background blur
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.
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.
The lens is supplied as standard with the ET-87 lens hood to prevent glare affecting images, as well as a removable tripod mount and soft case.
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Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS II USM Lens:
Like most Canon products it does what they say it will do. I use it (with a X2 extender) mainly for recording birds, and it produces results as good and probably better than Canon lenses I have used previously. As an f/2.8 lens it is generally faster than older workhorses (f/5.6 100-400 & 70-300 DO lenses), and is better suited to dark Winter days.The lens (especially plus Extender) is on the heavy side at around 1.7Kg, and although it has produced some fine shots (of runners at a school sports day) hand held, it is perhaps better braced in some way.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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About Me Casual user
Used for Motorsport so far
About Me Professional
Fantastic lens that I use for Wedding Photography, lets me capture great images throughout the day without having to be too close, in peoples faces.Great for bride and groom portraits creating beautiful Bokeh.
i would recomend this product
from Gwent. south wales.
This is a well made lens,expensive, but you get what you pay for.I use this lens for photograping wildlife, especially birds,and have been amazed at the quality you get.It took me a long time deciding to lay out this type of money for this lens, but it is worth every penny,especially as i bought it during canons cashback offer.
Best thing since sliced bread
When shooting wide open the subjects jump out of the frame, worth every penny
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What a fabulous lens
By Bob the bower
Forget what people write about it being expensive and heavy. The weight and cost are for a reason. Great balance on a 5D III. I use many L primes and this one is equal or in some cases better. Daytime is naturally easy/fast but it excels in low to very low light, seeming to pull light in from all around. IS makes most handheld 1/6th sec shots usable. When used with 1.4x extender, there are almost unnoticable losses. Slightly short for some wildlife shots but that's not the lens's fault. One of my absolute favourites and certainly the one I reach for first.
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Go for it.
from North Scotland
About Me Getting started
Only recently bought this after lots of thought, more than happy with it.
All about the Lens
I was pondering in what my next step in upgrading was either body or lens.After good advice about the quality from good lenses and that them lasting along time before upgrading and bodies upgrading as often as changing socks.We'll I still use a cropped 60D and the only point I want to make is invest in one of these! Keep your investment in the L lenses unless when your body breaks or you have the lenses you want. Have a look at my first pictures out of the box .
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First couple of shots out the box
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I would definitely recommend this lens
from Leighton buzzard
This is the second copy I've had of this lens and highly rate it.
from Reading UK
This lens is outstanding!! A fast lens that produces wonderful results. Unlike lens I have used in the past images captured with the 1.4 extender are indistinguishable from those captured without.This is a must buy lens!!!
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Included Accessories: Lens hood, Lens case, Ring-Type Tripod Collar B (W)
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