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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM : Specifications and Opinions


Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM

The Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM is a tele lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 1991 to 1996 (discontinued). The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 700 €;
17 users have given it an average vote of 9.2 out of 10.


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MOUNT

This lens is available with the following mounts:

Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Canon EF.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   200 mm
 Angle of view   12.4°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/2.8
 Aperture blades   8
 Lenses/Groups   9 elements in 7 groups
 Min. focus distance   1.50 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.16x

 Features
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM)
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   Yes

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   Yes
 Extenders   Yes
 Filters   72 mm
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   790 g
 Dimensions   83 x 136 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on January 02, 2021

Pros: sharp,colors,it's Canon

Cons: Autofocus

Opinion: I had this x lens a few months, at first I made wonderful portraits, with beautiful colors, then when I started using it on moving subjects, autofocus disappointed me a lot and I gave it in trade-in x buy the 50 f1.2. in conclusion it is a nice lens, canon does not betray, but in use I found it very limited

avatarsenior
sent on December 17, 2019

Pros: Compactness, built-in lampshade, image quality, speed of focus

Cons: no stabilizer, only partial availability of spare parts

Opinion: A 200mm f2.8 from less than 800g and with a length of 13cm, with a good image quality, can be purchased again for 700 euros. In short, this describes the main attractions of optics: no 70-200 f2.8 is as compact and lightweight. The optics were on the market from 1991 to 1995, and were replaced by version II. After checking the spare parts catalogue, I found that the otic scheme is identical: the lens sets have the same code as the spare parts. They change the lampshade, which on the first version is integrated, and possibly the autofocus circuit, depending on the year of production of the optics. This, together with the structure of other parts of the optics, which however do not affect practical use, although they can create some problems in terms of the availability of spare parts, since the common parts with version II are still provided, while the others are not. Personally I preferred the first version for the lowest purchase price and the built-in lampshade, in order to minimize the footprints during transport. The optics are still valid, optically: the modern 70-200 f2.8 L II/III is usm offer less aberrations and greater microcontrast in the center of the lenses, but lose something in the peripheral areas. The ef 200 f2.8 L usm has an autofocus engine of the ring usm type that, although old-fashioned, provides good performance. The optics are compatible with focal multipliers, however with the 2x the drop in optical yield is really marked, so it is good not to delude yourself: a 100-400 II or 400 f5.6 L usm provide a much higher image quality, at 400mm. That said, the 200mm f2.8 allows for much greater handling, even with the 2x extender, given the limited optical length and low weight.

avatarjunior
sent on June 30, 2017

Pros: Sharpness, blur, lightness and compactness to be a 2.8

Cons: There is no stabilizer, but it is a "posthumous"

Opinion: Aim of great satisfaction, use and results. I was looking for the first version (1991), a bit because I fixed the dated lenses, a bit because I prefer the appearance and the bayonet lenses, compared to those of the second version. I replaced it with a Sigma Apo-macro 70-300 f4-5.6, and my early embarrassment on switching from a wide-range zoom to a fixed optic fade away immediately after the first use on the field.rn Sharpness And the overall yield are really good too at TA, even at the edges, and they are excellent at f4-5.6-8. All this is accompanied by saturated colors, distinct three-dimensionality and blurry beautiful, soft and creamy, even diaphragmatic. Absent distortion, and very small f2.8 vignetting, which disappears at f4, complete a picture to say the least flattering. The construction is solid, metallic, and there is a dedicated tripod bracket. A real L, in short, you can not wait to be able toAre, and with whom I brought home some of my best shots. Absolutely, I need a medium-sized canvas, I put the 85mm f1.8, for tighter shots this 200 covers most of my needs, and renounces it Practicality and excursion terms compared to the Sigma 70-300 is really nothing compared to the quality of the shots you make, which is right on another planet. It's enormously smaller and lighter than 70-200 f.2.8 (in each version ), The same as the maximum aperture and focal length, and is even smaller than 70-200 f4, with a similar weight (less than 800g including the hood, which is incorporated); I also like the fact that it is more discreet and less palerable than the brother's variable because of the black color (the only EF L non-white cloth ever produced). Also, the budget you bring to your home is really modest (I've spent 350 euros), much more if you consider that the results are just as good quality as the quoted zoom. For a priBut series, like mine, the problem is - ultimately - finding one, and in good condition: well, look for search, I've found it! And it does not succumb to it anymore. It is a shame that it is not free to enter some gap between the lenses. There is only a real limit on the lack of stabilizers, but in 1991 they had not yet invented it (in this sense it is a "posthumous defect "). In essence, once you reach the limit of f2.8 - 1/200, touch up with the ISO, or use a solid support point. Everything else, it's joy! Rnrnrn

avatarjunior
sent on February 19, 2016

Pros: blurred, general quality

Cons: versatility

Opinion: Spectacular lens, like the next 200 2.8 II, mostly blurred that returns, isolating the subject from the background with excellent sharpness already at full aperture (at least on APS-C). It is long and hard is not exactly versatile, but it is a more than acceptable compromise considering coming home with less than 500 €. Hood integrated convenient (there is always), though perhaps a bit 'short. If you are looking for a quality canvas and not too bright for photos improvised (always for the versatility of speech) are a purchase you can not repent!

avatarjunior
sent on October 14, 2014

Pros: Blurry, colors, AF, robustness

Cons: Sharpness, resistance against the

Opinion: A large bell'obiettivo, works well in all situations, has a fast autofocus and preciso.rnIl bayonet hood I find it very comfortable, although it tends to wear out easily, and became little stabile.rnLo I find really good for portraiture in general and for all the shots that do not require excellent sharpness [having a yardstick at a high level eh] .rnA full aperture makes it very well, it is nice blurry and the contrast is good with all soggetti.rnChiudendo the diaphragm but I have not found that increase sharpness I expected, so unfortunately I never had the satisfaction that I wanted using it in architectural shots.

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