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

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Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 70 - 200 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 34 - 12 o
Closest focusing distance 1.2 m
Maximum magnification 1:4.7
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type USM
Lens Construction 23 elements / 19 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 88.8 x 199 mm
Weight 1490 g
Additional information
Average rating (19 owners reviews)
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4.72 Good
Owners reviews (19)
  1. caMARYnon
    caMARYnon 3 December 2014, 15:56
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    IP 109.103.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: weight

    Pros: IQ, AF, IS, BQ

    Summary: Better than 70-200f4IS.

  2. jkcfx
    jkcfx 26 March 2013, 19:25
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    IP 86.165.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 1450
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: after two or more years' fairly use there is a slight nick in the weather sealing rubber about 0.4mm wide that could potentially be fixed but i use it in the rain where necessary despite no known probs to date. heavy i guess; and large (especially with hood) - but nothing that is objectively of consequence against the image quality and usability of the af and fast 2.8 and gorgeous bokeh.

    Pros: lovely bokeh, lovely colours; v sharp, fast for a zoom and IS is effective (and quiet if not silent), af-5/5, mf-11/5! edges of the frame are v good indeed. stops down a fair way keeping reasonable sharpness. good quality locking lens hood. excellent build quality: mine has taken many many minor/moderate nocks never needed af adjustments on any of 7d1/6d/5d1/5d3.

    Summary: perfect; if you shoot subjects unobtrusively from a distance and sometimes in low light this is complete and utter mega awesomeness. the IS will let you shoot 200mm shots 4/5 of the time pin sharp at 1/15sec and f/2.8 is very useable across the frame. love this lens. useable 140-400/5.6 with 2x extender ii though iq suffers a little still v okay, on 7d with extender vv close!

  3. Nkoz Photography
    Nkoz Photography 26 March 2013, 13:00
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    IP 41.160.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price:
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Very expensive Heavy

    Pros: Image Quality Versatility Low light performance Great for wedding Great colour on images

    Summary: My best ever lens thus far...

  4. Henrik
    Henrik 16 December 2012, 10:32
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    IP 87.52.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Weight, but then again....

    Pros: Sharp! Over the top build!

    Summary: I skipped 2 primes (85mm 1.8 and 200mm 2.8) as well as my 100-400 to get this one. And I have NO regrets at all. Absolutely brillant!

  5. bugjar
    bugjar 1 October 2012, 06:08
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    IP 24.52.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $2000
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: weight only

    Pros: images are amazing, especially in low light

    Summary: love it!! anyone who gives it less than 4 stars - doesn't own one

  6. sinyo
    sinyo 29 May 2012, 10:51
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    IP 110.137.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 2000
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: strong

    Pros: ok

    Summary: glas coating its very very nice...

  7. daveyjoneslocker
    daveyjoneslocker 28 April 2012, 09:30
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    IP 24.230.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 2495.00 US
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No kidding it really is heavy. It is the only lens that I own where I can feel a bit of "play" with the way the lens fits on the body. I actually feel a bit uncomfortable carrying the of it around with just one hand on the camera body. I use a mark iii 5d.

    Pros: Incredible images. Image stabilization....wow....I hear and see all these comments about how people should use tripos or use stabilizers with a telephoto lens of the length. Well I would have to say that, I cannot shoot hand held video without tripod or stabilizer on any of my L lenses except my 24 - 105 IS. Let me tell you that a hand held 200mm video is stable enough to not have to add a stabilization through after effects. Simply incredible, I am truly stunned!

    Summary: Great lens. Costs a fortune. People are always saying, go with the 70 - 200 f 4.0 L. It's lighter and more affordable, yes, but that's where the comparisons end. Read the lenstip review if you don't believe me. Don't be convinced that there is something out there that is as good or almost as good as this lens. As of april 2004, it isn't true.

  8. edhawken
    edhawken 16 March 2012, 03:30
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    IP 134.95.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: €199
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Weight... and nothing else

    Pros: Focus Speed, Built Quality, Picture Resolution

    Summary: Godlike, if you can afford this one, buy it. You don´t need any other Lens from 70-200mm

  9. HerefordBull
    HerefordBull 11 June 2011, 01:07
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    IP 109.152.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Hefty price but you get what you pay for and this is top quality. Heavy lens but that's what you get for close to perfection.

    Pros: Build Quality. Outstanding optically. Accurate and fast zoom.

    Summary: As close to a perfect zoom lens as we will see for many years. Quality as good as the best primes.

  10. Slivki
    Slivki 9 April 2011, 07:43
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    IP 123.243.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 2300
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: very sharp, auto focus

    Pros: na

    Summary: Best of the best!!!!!!

  11. NickA
    NickA 9 April 2011, 07:35
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    IP 123.243.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 2200
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Color, contrast, very sharp, auto focus, protection agains dust and water

    Pros: N/A

    Summary: 100% perfect! Even better then I thought

  12. Rick
    Rick 16 January 2011, 15:48
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    IP 96.252.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 2070
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: It's white, a little heavy but not really a problem, once you use this lens you forget that all others are not of the same build or image quality, you get the feeling your other lenses get a little jealous of the love you feel for this lens (j/k)

    Pros: Sharp from f/2.8, amazing IS,

    Summary: A great lens that puts most others to shame.

  13. digitaldog
    digitaldog 2 January 2011, 05:36
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    IP 98.30.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: $2100
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Great IQ

    Pros: Weight

    Summary: I sold my 100-400 to get this lens and have no regrets.

  14. KL
    KL 10 November 2010, 07:44
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    IP 116.49.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 2200
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Heavy 1.2m minimum focusing distance

    Pros: Very sharp. I have no doubt when using this lens. Best quality zoom ever have.

    Summary: Love this lens the most in my collection. The only winner may be 85mm 1.2 L when I need larger aperture, or 24-70 2.8 L when I need to shoot people on the same dining table.

  15. Paul
    Paul 19 October 2010, 13:49
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    IP 213.70.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 1900€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: weight, size, prize (lenses allways should be cheaper, smaller and easier to carry ;) , but overall this lens is worth its prize)

    Pros: everything else. exceptionally sharp, near L-prime standard, great build quality

    Summary: really a top lens. i love it

  16. Vallant
    Vallant 30 September 2010, 07:21
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    IP 194.126.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $1800
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Bad

    Pros: Bad

    Summary: Let

  17. FilmLvr
    FilmLvr 8 September 2010, 18:37
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    IP 24.17.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 2400
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Size and price

    Pros: Everything else! An incredible lens.

    Summary: A stunning lens without any noteable drawbacks. Compared to my Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR II it is clearly the better lens in terms of IQ and AF accuracy.

  18. Sprtshootr
    Sprtshootr 8 September 2010, 09:33
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    IP 24.17.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: $2600
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Size, weight

    Pros: Everything

    Summary: If you're willing to pack this beast around it is the best 70-200mm lens ever. Nothing more needs to be said.

  19. TP
    TP 30 July 2010, 15:27
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    IP 109.182.x.x
    Owner since:
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Kosten

    Pros: Alles

    Summary: Ausgezeichnet

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