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Canon EF 200 mm f/2.0L IS USM

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 200 mm f/2.0L IS USM
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 200 mm
Maximum aperture f/2
Angle of view 12.3 o
Closest focusing distance 1.9 m
Maximum magnification 8.3
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type USM
Lens Construction 17 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 208 x 128 mm
Weight 2520 g
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Owners reviews (2)
  1. genotypewriter
    genotypewriter 17 August 2012, 06:28
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    IP 131.170.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Nothing... well the white lenses are prone to paint peeling off easily when you knock them about... especially on the lens foot but can be taken care of. Again, nothing specific to this lens.

    Pros: You haven't seen a lens until you've used this one. Nothing more can be said: http://www.flickr.com/photos/genotypewriter/5080867269/ As you can see, I get much sharper images than the lenstip guys. 1Ds3 has an overly strong AA filter compared to the 5D2 as well.

    Summary: This is like the holy grail of lenses and I've used so many high-end ones from every top manufacturer. People often compare this lens to the 300/2.8 but the two are very different. The 200/2 is a versatile lens with the fast aperture and wider field of view. It can do anything from low-light street candids, portraits, to wide-open landscapes. A 300/2.8 is... a f/2.8... you even get zooms with that aperture :D Of course no zoom will compare to the Canon 300 2.8s in terms of IQ but still the DOF and the look is common and boring in comparison to what the 200/2 produces. More of my 200/2L IS shots: http://www.flickr.com/photos/genotypewriter/tags/exquisitar/

  2. Msbeezy
    Msbeezy 11 February 2011, 04:01
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    IP 68.149.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 5k+
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: None..well it's a little heavy but image quality outweighs that

    Pros: Fantastic performance,,,sharp, creamy bokeh, rich colors

    Summary: This follows the famous Canon 200mm f1.8 and if you're considering one it is all it's played up to be...and that's plenty !

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