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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM : Specifications and Opinions




Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USMCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM



The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM is a tele lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 1995. 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 1427 €;
94 users have given it an average vote of 9.6 out of 10.


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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   70-200 mm
 Angle of view   34.4 - 12.4°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/2.8
 Aperture blades   8
 Lenses/Groups   18 elements in 15 groups
 Min. focus distance   1.50 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.16x

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

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   Yes
 Extenders   Yes
 Filters   77 mm
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   1310 g
 Dimensions   85 x 194 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on January 24, 2020

Pros: Sharpness already from f2.8, colors, blurred by fairy tale, unparalleled speed and precision, compactness and robustness, value for money, evergreen.

Cons: the weight leaves a little to be desired and (perhaps) lack of stabilization, but those who buy it already know.

Opinion: I urgently needed a good telephoto objective, I already knew that this jewel would fully meet my expectations.... What to say, a milestone of Canon house, very sharp at f2.8, a f4 blade, versatile and very fast despite the weight, robust and war ! The blurry and the colors combined with the nuances and the generic rendering make it pure poetry.... in the used you can find even a little while of 650-700 euros, if you want a canvas "simple" but also effective in professional use do not miss it !

avatarjunior
sent on November 30, 2019

Pros: Sharpness,great blurry,butfast even in low lighting

Cons: Minimum focus distance,weight,no tropicalization

Opinion: After a few months of testing, I can review this goal. At the first impact I immediately noticed its robustness and the weight not really contained... it's not a lens that you can take it with you too long. Like all l-series lenses, it shows remarkable sharpness and has a very pleasant blur. The colors are faithful... has a quick focus, in the portraits it gives a certain three-dimensionality... Very recommended.

avatarjunior
sent on August 27, 2019

Pros: Sharpness, image quality, brightness

Cons: Absence of tropicalization

Opinion: After a year of use I can say that having gone from the stabilized f4 version to this, 2.8 not IS, was a great choice. I feared the absence of the stabilizer combined with the higher weight of the lens and instead I do not miss it at all: the amount of photos with micromove is absolutely negligible while always shooting freehand. The image quality is top, you find the files clean, practically already finished and with gorgeous colors and blurring. I use it mainly for sports, but also for portraits and reportage. Considering also that taking it used and selling the f4 IS I spent virtually nothing, the move was a success. The higher weight compared to the f4 version is something you know at the time of purchase, so you can't say it's a flaw but a feature of the lens. I still find it well balanced and comfortable to wield. The absence of tropicalization can be a limit, however I have not encountered problems even using it very outdoors in non-clean contexts.

avatarjunior
sent on May 27, 2019

Pros: Robustness, Af that does not mistake a shot, bright, colours

Cons: Minimum focus distance

Opinion: I used the lens in question on two camera bodies: 5D Mark III and 7D Mark I (it will be my next camera body). What about, sensational. Nice to use, quick focus, no mistake a shot. Sharp and with sublime colors, it adapts to anything. I went from street photos, macro, to moving objects without any problem, gave me great emotions. Using the only single point of MAF on both camera bodies I had the chance to appreciate with my own eyes a bokeh never seen until now. Natural and well defined, lust for the eyes. The only downside is maybe the minimum focus distance, but it's a 10 lens. To have in the kit.

avatarjunior
sent on August 09, 2018

Pros: Robustness, fast and precise AF

Cons: Not Tropicalizato, resistance to flare

Opinion: Had for 5 years on 5d and 5d III and many of my photos here in the Forum are made with the aforementioned lens. Very well built, with precise AF. Sharp even at full aperture but not the best around. Tamron G2 and Canon II series beat him in this field. Excellent blur, you notice enough chromatic aberration at full aperture. The resistance to flare is a weak point unfortunately. Watch where the sun is if you shoot with the low sun on the horizon. Unfortunately not tropicalized and in my 5d III the hooking had a little bit of play. However it is a lens that I recommend especially for portraits but also landscapes.




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