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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:
I adore this lens, it's completely changed what I can do. I'm using this lens through most of the wedding. It is a little heavy for me as a female photographer, but I have got stronger using it and can say I'm used to it now. What I love about this lens is that it consistently focus's sharply, even when my subject is moving in a dark space (e.g. during a dark reception while dancing the night away). I couldn't be more impressed!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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The flagship 70-200 for Canons.
By Cap'n Fishy
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
I used to have the f4 version, which I used on a crop body. The range was never particularly useful, so I sold it on. I changed to full frame in 2012. I found I was using the 200mm f2.8 prime a lot and decided to come back to 70-200, and this time go whole hog with the f2.8 version. I'm glad I did. The range is so much more useful on FF, it's as sharp as the 200 prime, and it's got good IS. Couple of examples below.
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By canon mania
I just upgraded to the Canon 5D mk3 and needed a range of general L series lenses. Now I spent a lot of time exploring the market and reading reviews on the 70-200mm 2.8 range. Making allowances that a 1.4x or 2x extender may be purchased at a later date and still retain a little speed then this was the one to go for.Is it worth the aching muscles - YESIs it worth seeing the bank manager for - YesWant pin sharp photos and fast focusing - ???Need I say more, I will let you decide.
About Me Semi-Professional
I am a newborn photographer and absolutely love this lens. It does put a bit of a whole in the pocket but it's well worth it if you're looking for a quality well built lens. If you can afford to get one, what are you waiting for?!?
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
A weighty Matter
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.
About Me Casual user
Used for Motorsport so far
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
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
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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