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The Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS II USM lens features a redesigned 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, producing high contrast images with edge-to-edge definition. The Image Stabiliser mechanism offers a shutter speed advantage equivalent to four-stops, reducing the effect of camera shake in lower light environments. An essential telephoto lens for sports, wildlife and portraits. 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...
Improving upon one of the most celebrated lenses in the Canon EF line is no easy feat, but Canon has done just that. The all-new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM increases the speed, performance and optical quality of the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM while maintaining all of the characteristics that have made it a legend for professionals and advanced amateurs alike. The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM features one fluorite and five UD elements for increased optical quality and reduced chromatic aberration. It has a minimum focusing distance of 1.2m/3.9 ft. at all zoom settings, which is useful for photographers in smaller spaces trying to get closer to a subject. It features a next-generation Optical Image Stabilizer, providing up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths. And as with all L-series lenses, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is dust- and moisture-resistant and designed for use in the challenging environments typical of rigorous professional use.
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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I used for portraits and wildlife and found that the lens give me great results
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Super sharp detail
This lens is superb!
By Luke Parkinson Equine
About Me Professional
This lens is one of the best I have ever bought! With the Canon 1Dx it is a perfect combination! Extremely sharp, but is very heavy with the 1Dx. IS is a must!
The Must-Have Lens, 2
By Mr VC
from Greater Manchester
Further to my previous review, I was able to find some usable photos. The quality was impressive; low light conditions were no problem (flash couldn't be used), and the lens performed admirably.
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A Must-Have Lens
First things first: this is a heavy lens. Get that out of the way so you can be impressed by its precision, quick focus, sharp optics, superb image quality, and relative'bullet-proof'buld. It is also easy to control. This is a lens that has presence.I have used it so far in low light settings (I cannot attach examples as the images are from a school production), and the results are impressive. The sharpness has been impressive, even at 200mm with actors moving on stage. I was able to capture great shots without interfering with people's view. I will be using this at a wedding later on this summer, and have no doubt the results will be equally impressive. If you are serious about photography, this is a must-have lens.The expense is relative; however, I view it more in terms of investment. And as far as WEX is concerened, their service continues to be first class.
Expensive upgrade from the non IS ... But worth it
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
This lens lives up to it's name.
A lovely lens.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
The lens that is on my camera most.
Heavier than I expected but with a wrist strap it is comfortably manageable. A quick focusing lens with lovely Bokeh
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
At last a telephoto I can manage
I changed to this lens from a 100 - 400 Canon. I had found that lens very good, but too unwieldy and far too big.This lens has a much more practical focusing system, still gets me close to the subject but in a less obvious way.It is brighter, faster and I feel that the colour rendition is better as well as the focusing seeming more accurate.I love it
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Fantastic lens, a wish to reality.
By Keith aims higher
About Me Semi-Professional
I have had this lens on my wish list for ages, every report you read about it, it comes top. So when WEX had it at a great low price and with a deal on an extender ( I got a 1.4x extender at the same time ) I took the plunge. I use it with my 5D MK2 and 60D (next step is a 70D)and they work together like a dream. I have had several cameras and lenses off WEX ( my only other supplier is Digital Depot in Stevenage, like WEX they are great people to deal with, local to me, hense I use them, but a little more expensive.
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Included Accessories: Lens hood, Lens case, Ring-Type Tripod Collar B (W)
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