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

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

Specifications:

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 (18 owners reviews).

Build quality 4.78
Optical quality 4.78
Value for money 4.56
Overall 4.70
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User: jkcfx
IP 86.165.x.x
Date: 2013-03-26 19:25:19
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!

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User: Nkoz Photography
IP 41.160.x.x
Date: 2013-03-26 13:00:39
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...

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User: Henrik
IP 87.52.x.x
Date: 2012-12-16 10:32:07
Owner since: 1 month
Price:
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!

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User: bugjar
IP 24.52.x.x
Date: 2012-10-01 06:08:54
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

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User: sinyo
IP 110.137.x.x
Date: 2012-05-29 10:51:16
Owner since: 2 years
Price: 2000
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: strong

Pros: ok

Summary: glas coating its very very nice...

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User: daveyjoneslocker
IP 24.230.x.x
Date: 2012-04-28 09:30:07
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.

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User: edhawken
IP 134.95.x.x
Date: 2012-03-16 03:30:16
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

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User: HerefordBull
IP 109.152.x.x
Date: 2011-06-11 01:07:46
Owner since: 3 months
Price:
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.

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User: Slivki
IP 123.243.x.x
Date: 2011-04-09 07:43:31
Owner since: 3 months
Price: 2300
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: very sharp, auto focus

Pros: na

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

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User: NickA
IP 123.243.x.x
Date: 2011-04-09 07:35:19
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

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User: Rick
IP 96.252.x.x
Date: 2011-01-16 15:48:49
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.

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User: digitaldog
IP 98.30.x.x
Date: 2011-01-02 05:36:19
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.

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User: KL
IP 116.49.x.x
Date: 2010-11-10 07:44:13
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.

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User: Paul
IP 213.70.x.x
Date: 2010-10-19 13:49:17
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

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User: Vallant
IP 194.126.x.x
Date: 2010-09-30 07:21:20
Owner since: 1 year
Price: $1800
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Bad

Pros: Bad

Summary: Let

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User: FilmLvr
IP 24.17.x.x
Date: 2010-09-08 18:37:33
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.

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User: Sprtshootr
IP 24.17.x.x
Date: 2010-09-08 09:33:21
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.

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User: TP
IP 109.182.x.x
Date: 2010-07-30 15:27:39
Owner since:
Price:
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Kosten

Pros: Alles

Summary: Ausgezeichnet


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