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Canon EF 80-200 mm f/2.8L

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Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 80-200 mm f/2.8L
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 80 - 200 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 30.2 - 12.3 o
Closest focusing distance 1.8 m
Maximum magnification 1:7.69
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 16 elements / 13 groups
Filter diameter 72 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 84 x 185.7 mm
Weight 1330 g
Additional information Marketed September 1989
Average rating (7 owners reviews)
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4.90 Good
Owners reviews (7)
  1. els
    els 7 September 2016, 01:30
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    IP 141.143.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
    Price: 500 €
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Some flare-it needs hood, heavy, minimun focusing distance.

    Pros: very sharp at all apertures, amazing colors, decent bokeh, good AF

    Summary: A legendary lens. I bought it as a 2nd hand cheap f/2.8 tele lens.Ten years later, I still use it. My sample is 26 years old

  2. vmanuelphoto
    vmanuelphoto 17 June 2014, 20:38
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    IP 108.49.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 700
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Like a Tank

    Pros: One of the Sharpest lens made it!!!

    Summary: If you don,t need a IS or a Heavy lens but the Image Quality and a real crispy sharp image is important to you this is the perfect lens!!!

  3. HerMman
    HerMman 17 April 2014, 13:15
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    IP 88.71.x.x
    Owner since: 7 years
    Price: 600€
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: At the latest after 3 hours of shooting, the lens is really heavy!

    Pros: Even without IS and direct intervention focus: mercilessly sharp from 2.8!

    Summary: For photographers who still comes from the analog days, a very good tool for taking pictures. Not for most young photographers who only know digital photography, with this lens is photography work, not for on the fly!

  4. Mac
    Mac 11 November 2013, 19:47
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    IP 65.92.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
    Price: $800
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: HEAVY! Weighs more that it's heaviest modern replacement (this lens has an all-metal barrel). Doesn't have a mount gasket which compromises its weather sealing. Doesn't take Canon teleconverters; also lacks full-time manual focus. For me, the only really significant issue is the first one.

    Pros: Sharp, sharp, sharp with great contrast and bokeh! I gave it a 4 only because both the 50-200 L and 100-300 L are slightly sharper: short of these it would earn a 5. I could easily identify images shot on film with this lens just from IQ. And for infrared shooters, you only need to refocus at 80mm setting: the best performance for any Canon telezoom. I really should use this lens more! Also the lens collar is a superb design: quick and easy to mount and remove even with the lens mounted.

    Summary: A much better value than the newer 70-200 L lenses, especially for infrared work. If you don't need IS nor the ability to use Canon's TCs, this is the lens for you. The only trick is finding one: owners tend to keep these!

  5. Job
    Job 30 May 2013, 07:42
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    IP 80.71.x.x
    Owner since: 7 years
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Lack of USM and perhaps IS, a bit heavy The old AF motor is a bit noisy, but its quite fast.

    Pros: Very sharp eat all apatures, lovely bokeh and Leica-like contrast - or as they say in Germany: brilliantz!

    Summary: Very high value for money and REAL L-lens pictures. A legendary lens that was one of the sharpest weapons when Canon won the SLR-war in the erly 90ies

  6. Jim H
    Jim H 5 March 2013, 13:44
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    IP 173.61.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: < 500
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Weight, possible lack of serviceability from official Canon Repair, relatively slow AFD focus, no IS, does not accept Canon extenders.

    Pros: Heavy duty all-metal body, unsurpassed image quality.

    Summary: The Magic Drainpipe didn't get it's name because of any ability to drain water. This lens, one of Canon's first EF mount professional zooms, delivers absolutely spectacular image quality - warm, rich dark colors, bright glowing greens and blues, strong contrast throughout the range. Yes, there's a tiny bit of corner vignetting wide open, but it's easy to fix in post. Virtually no fringing, CA, or distortion. 8-blade aperture produces creamy bokeh if that's your bag. Like a fine piece of audio equipment or a Ferrari from the 1960s and 70s, you give up a bit of modern wizz-bang like IS and ultrasonic focusing, but you get an absolutely top notch piece of optics that, with care, will last forever.

  7. mmmaaatttaaammm
    mmmaaatttaaammm 10 January 2011, 16:57
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    IP 193.111.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 400€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No USM Closest focusing distance

    Pros: Sharp Black Bokeh Cheap

    Summary: Spectacular optic if you find it for a good price

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