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

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

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM is a tele lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2010 to 2018 (discontinued). The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM), it has image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 2475 €;
277 users have given it an average vote of 9.9 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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 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   23 elements in 19 groups
 Min. focus distance   1.20 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.21x

 Zoom type   Ring, interal
 Stabilization   Yes (built in lens)
 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   Yes
 Weight   1490 g
 Dimensions   89 x 199 mm
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sent on August 08, 2015

Pros: excellent image quality even wide open, very accurate and fast AF, build like a tank, very effective image stabilizer

Cons: large, heavy, expensive

Opinion: Despite its high price the upgrade form the non-IS version or version I of the IS-model is worth the money. The image quality is great, tack sharp and with high contrast throughout the zoom range, even wide open. AF ist blazingly fast and accurate. The new lens hood design (with release knob and structured finish) is very appealing. The IS is somewhat noisy (especially when it starts working) but works excellent. The construction is outstanding: full metal body, no extending tubes, weather sealed (the non-IS has no weather sealing). Also very usefull is the reduced minimum working distance of only 120cm. Weight and price are high, but there is no other 70-200 zoom that can keep up with this excellent lens.

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sent on October 30, 2020

Pros: L series, aperture f/2.8, sharpness, stabilizer up to 4 stops, robustness, safety in use.

Cons: Weigh-in but get used to it...

Opinion: A stratospheric lens! My favorite, at the moment, for portrait and portrait set. Scream sharpness and orgasm-blurred! The only flaw is the weight but you get used to it; on the other hand, it is an L-series optics with very high performance. With my digital Canon FF dialogues with wonder! A lens that every photographer, who has Canon as a kit, absolutely must possess!!! Grade 10/10.

sent on October 20, 2020

Pros: L series, a real blade, constant opening at 2.8, impressive stabilizer, tropicalization, etc.

Cons: Nothing

Opinion: A truly exceptional lens, a sharp blade, before I had the f4 smooth also a blade, but this allows shots at 1/60 in total safety, has colors compared to the warmer f4, a blurry to envy many other lenses, it seems to have fixed always mounted that make you go from 70 to 200 without disassembling them from the body machine, once mounted you struggle to detach it. Paired with the 5d mark iii he never missed a shot, only pro. Grade 10/10

sent on April 25, 2020

Pros: Series L... and I said it all!

Cons: Nothing!

Opinion: Precise and fast in focus; with the 1DX Mk II hooks 9 times out of ten even with the points of MaF outside (and I talk about dance photos on stages most of the times dark. A sharp and sparkling blade in detail. Tropicalization. Chromatic yield. Bocke at full-back that makes him rival the best portrait mediums. I mean, the perfect goal. To the comment before mine demolishing it, I suggest trying it with a PRO body like the 1DX or the 1DX Mark II or at least with one of the bodies of the 1D series. Vote 10!

sent on June 25, 2019

Pros: Sharpness, colors, and image quality when docking

Cons: VERY disappointing AF compared to the cost of the lens

Opinion: My experience with these bianconi has always been bad, the quality when hooking is also good, unfortunately they have an inconsistency on the accuracy of focus (in my opinion shameful for the money that pays them). Absurdly my old 70-200 f4 was more accurate paired with a 350D than these super bright beasts. In sports they are a real disappointment, in the burst can make you 6 photos out of ten in focus as 6 out of 10 out of focus (among other things distant subjects are almost always wrong). I tried everything (70-200 f4 normal and stabilized/ 70-200 f2.8 smooth and stabilized first and second version), shipped almost all in service centers for further verification. My conclusion after a decade of photos is that the Focus Canon is a disillusionment, both in terms of the machine body and the lenses. In particular this 70-200 is perhaps the best of the lot, far from having a product worth the money spent.

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