Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L-II (USM) Auto Focus Telephoto Lens with Case & Hood - USA - Special Promotional Bundle

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About Canon 200mm F/2.

Building upon the success of its predecessor; the EF 200mm f/2.8L; the "II" in this latest 200mm lens model number refers to improvements suggested by the most important people of all - Canon customers. For instance, the pull-out hood featured on the original model has been replaced by a separate, larger and more effective hood, the ET-83B; making this model unique in its class of moderately priced, single focal length lenses.

The EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM employs Canon's famous rear-focus telephoto optical design that delivers outstanding picture quality throughout its entire shooting range - even at middle and close distances. And like its high-end siblings, this lens also uses two ultra-low dispersion (UD) glass elements to ensure maximum image sharpness and accurate color fidelity; and Canon's advanced ultrasonic focusing motor (USM) and rear focusing design for silent, high speed autofocusing. The EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM is perfectly suited for Canon's EOS system cameras, placing special emphasis on manual focusing capabilities. The new 200mm f/2.8L II USM lets you get up close and personal, and still keep your distance.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (36),Strong construction (29),Easily interchangeable (22),Consistent output (21),Durable (20),Rugged (17),Lightweight (14),Nice bokeh (13),Super-sharp images (13),Fast auto-focus (11),Superior build quality (9),Easily mounted (6) Clear glass (5),Simple controls (5),Easy to clean (4) View All
Cons:
Heavy (3)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (22),Wildlife photos (14),General purpose (9),Wildlife (9),Night photography (7),Landscape/scenery (6),Photojournalism (5),Portraits (5),Travel (5),Low light (4),Weddings (4),Art (3) Fun (3),Landscape photography (3),Professional work (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (13),Photo enthusiast (10),Semi-pro photographer (5),Professional (3),Semi-professional (3)

Canon 200mm F/2. Features

  • EOS compatibility is ensured. EOS-dedicated information such as metering and focal length is transmitted directly through the lens mount to the camera body.
  • Large maximum aperture of f/2.8 allows full use of the cross-type BASIS feature on all EOS cameras from infinity to the closest shooting distance of 4.9ft. (1.5m).
  • Ultra-low dispersion (UD) glass compensates for chromatic aberration and ensures accurate color and sharp, clear images.
  • Ultrasonic Motor (USM) and rear focusing design allow for silent, high speed auto focusing and full-time manual focus.
  • Smooth manual focusing is accomplished through Canon's mechanical manual focusing system and wide rubber focusing ring for easy adjustments.
  • Added focusing versatility through full compatibility with 1.4x and 2x EF Extenders.

Canon 200mm F/2. Specifications

Construction
7 Groups/ 9 Elements
UD glass in G2, G4
Angle of view
12°
F stop range
f/2.8-f/32
Closest Focusing Distance
4.9 ft. (1.5 m)
Maximum Magnification
1:6.3
Filter Size
72mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
5 3/8" x 3.3"
Weight
26.8 oz (765g)
Notes
Super Spectra Coating
Shooting distance: 4.9/11.5 ft. (1.5 m/3.5 m) to infinity
Function: AF, AE operation, Auto Aperture, Full Aperture Metering, Manual Focus also possible
AF System: Rear-group focusing, with Ultrasonic Motor (USM)
Diaphragm: Pulse control system using Electromagnetic Diaphragm (EMD)

Canon 200mm F/2. Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.8

(based on 54 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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Reviewed by 54 customers

 
5.0

Nice lens

By

from Shepherdstown WV  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this lens at the skating rink and other sporting events. It takes a little getting used too because I hand hold it. I found that by bumping up the ISO and the shutter speed it takes crisp pictures. Adding a flash helps.

 
5.0

Clear Crisp Photos

By

from Shepherdstown WV  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L-II USM Lens to photograph my daughter in sporting events.

 
5.0

Wow!

By

from Gilbert, AZ

I use this lens on an APS-C sensor EOS SL1 Rebel for landscape photography. Focal length after the 1.6 crop is 320mm on APS-C. This lens kills! Truly stellar long telephoto image quality. I passed on the 70-200 L zooms because I really only cared about the top end of the focal length range. The problem with the 70-200 zooms is that 200mm performance is mediocre. You need to back off the zoom for clean edge to edge sharp photos on those lenses. I wanted killer 200mm performance on APS-C and this lens delivers. Amazingly sharp edge to edge, great color, great contrast, very little distortion, and very little chromatic aberration. Edge to edge sharpness and chromatic aberration is even great at F/2.8. I mostly use this lens from F/8 to F/13 for long depth of field. I'm so happy with the photos I'm getting from this lens. This lens is a real sleeper also. It's very discrete in appearance for the long focal length due to its short length and black color. Don't forget the black accessary tripod mount ring. The model number is A II B. I found out that the B stands for black. The tripod mount ring model number was verified through Canon. If you're serious about long telephoto image quality on APS-C, this is the right tool for the job. It wont disappoint.

 
4.0

Nice Lens

By

from Shepherdstown WV  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L-II USM Lens to take pictures of my daughter at the beach and other places where I need more telescopic power. I have a Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens and it ROCKS! Between the two, I think the 135 gives better color and better focus.

 
5.0

Nice Lens

By

from Shepherdstown WV  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use it for landscape and photographing people/events

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just love it

By

from Dorset, VT  -  Pro Photographer

I bought this as a replacement for my 70-200mm zoom. I used to have a 200mm f2 in the old days and was concerned that I would be disappointed with this lens. Oh, no, it is brilliant and I love it. So crisp and works so well with the extenders.

 
5.0

Great Lens

By

from Hampton, VA

This is an exceptional prime lens. The images it produces are outstanding. I also shoot with a 70-200mm II is and I find myself using it more than the zoom lens. It can produce great images hand held but if you can use a tripod or a monopod do so. It's a great lens for the price. If you are shooting action then you should go for the 70-200 mm II is if you are not experienced enough to use a prime lens without image stabilization.

 
4.0

love this lens

By

from Wisconsin  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I bought this lens for event photography, volleyball, portraiture. I used it at a recent church event and I was really impressed. I could shoot from the back of the church and get very sharp pictures of the priests at the altar. Good Things: sharp, works well in low light, great background blurred, shoot from far away Bad: Heavy, if you don't have room to shoot you will be too close

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

OK lens

By

from Royal Oak, mi

I bought this as a backup to my 70-200 2.8 III lens and it is a disappointment. Does not hold up to the performance of the 70-200 AT ALL. Maybe I got a bad copy, but mine is not god enough to be worth shooting. I keep it around for my daughter (she's 14 and has a rebel) to shoot. Not recommended...

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

another sleeper lens

By

from Redmond, WA

I bought this one pretty recently but I have to say it's gotten a lot of use. I'm not a big fan of zooms, but I have a few. I was looking at the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II. Very pricey, and it would probably spend most of its time at 200mm. So for 1/3 of the price I get this 200mm f.2.8L II. I think it's actually sharper, and I don't miss the IS much because honestly below 1/200 of a second your subject motion comes into play. Also this lens is quite sharp wide open. It's heavy-ish but certanly not in its focal length range and certainly lighter than the 70-200s are. If you don't mind changing lenses to get the job done, get this lens. Between this and the 135 f/2L I find the short telephoto range is covered.

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