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About Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L IS

Improving upon one of the most celebrated lenses in the Canon EF line is no easy feat, but Canon has done just that. The all-new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM increases the speed, performance and optical quality of the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM while maintaining all of the characteristics that have made it a legend for professionals and advanced amateurs alike. The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM features one fluorite and five UD elements for increased optical quality and reduced chromatic aberration.

It has a minimum focusing distance of 1.2m/3.9 ft. at all zoom settings, which is useful for photographers in smaller spaces trying to get closer to a subject. It features a next-generation Optical Image Stabilizer, providing up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths.

And as with all L-series lenses, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is dust- and moisture-resistant and designed for use in the challenging environments typical of rigorous professional use.

The Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L IS is commonly used for Close up filming, Everyday, Home, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Portrait, Portraits, Shooting indoors, Shooting outdoors, Sports, Sports/action, Sportsaction, Studio, Travel, Upgrade, Video, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L IS is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced amateur, Aspiring film maker, Enthusiast, Film professional, Parent, Photo enthusiast, Professional, Professional photographer, Pro photographer, Semi-pro, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer, Tech savvy among others.The Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L IS is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L IS: Build quality, Compact, Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easy to use, Fast, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast accurate auto-focus, Fast auto-focus, Great picture quality, Image quality, Image stabilization, Improves performance, Improves picture quality, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Reliable, Rugged, Sharp, Sharpness, Strong construction, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images and Well built / quality

Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Specifications

Construction
19 groups /23 elements (1 Fluorite and 5 UD elements)
Angle of view
34° - 12°
F stop range
2.8-32
Closest Focusing Distance
1.2m / 3.94ft.
Maximum Magnification
0.21x
Filter Size
77mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
7.8" x 3.5" / 199 x 88.8mm
Weight
52.6 oz / 1,490g
Notes
Inner focusing system with USM. Full-time manual focus available
Mfr #
2751B002
SKU
CA702002ISU

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4.9

(based on 330 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    (20)

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    (2)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sport lens choice

Bought this lens for taking photos of my daughter's swim team. It has performed above and beyond expectations in all respects. Have used it with 20D, 5D and now 7D. Fast & accurate autofocus. Photos are ultra-sharp throughout the zoom range. IS has worked well in my shaky hands. Indoor shots in poor lighting still amaze me. 2.8 allows fun short depth of field affects outdoors as well. Have used with 1.4X extender and again the results are spectacular. A bit heavy, you don't want to carry this...

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Bought this lens for taking photos of my daughter's swim team. It has performed above and beyond expectations in all respects. Have used it with 20D, 5D and now 7D. Fast & accurate autofocus. Photos are ultra-sharp throughout the zoom range. IS has worked well in my shaky hands. Indoor shots in poor lighting still amaze me. 2.8 allows fun short depth of field affects outdoors as well. Have used with 1.4X extender and again the results are spectacular. A bit heavy, you don't want to carry this lens around all day. But for sports events where you want to see the individual water droplets with each stroke, this is the lens. The real question is would you buy the lens again. The answer is unquestionably yes. Having left my first in the DFW airport, I had no hesitation buying the same lens again. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worst lens in 30 yrs.

I can't say much about this lens as the quality is nil. Of all the lenses I have used and owned, this is absolutely the WORST Q.C. I have ever seen in a lens at any price. It is full of dust particles, spots, small chunks of an unkown material stuck on the lens or lenses. I have used and owned the other major camera brands, etc and NONE have had or have the amount of junk inside the lens as this one, even lens that I have owned for over 30 yrs.. Disgusting - this cost over 4 times as much a r...

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I can't say much about this lens as the quality is nil. Of all the lenses I have used and owned, this is absolutely the WORST Q.C. I have ever seen in a lens at any price. It is full of dust particles, spots, small chunks of an unkown material stuck on the lens or lenses. I have used and owned the other major camera brands, etc and NONE have had or have the amount of junk inside the lens as this one, even lens that I have owned for over 30 yrs.. Disgusting - this cost over 4 times as much a regular lens and it is junk.

Reviewed by 330 customers

 
5.0

Canon 70-200

By

Awesome

 
5.0

This is a great lens

By

I use this mostly for portraits, landscapes It is supper sharp and very fast

 
5.0

The sharpest lens I currently own. One word "Amazing "

By

I never thought I'd purchase a lens this expensive but I did and it was money well spent. I get great pictures on my old 5D Mark II and looking forward on seeing what I can get on a new 5Ds/5Dsr

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great easy to use lens

By

This is a great lens. Very easy to use. So far it has been used at soccer games, softball practice, and to take pictures of birds. Thanks Canon for creating such a nice and useful lens.

 
5.0

A Must Have

By

I'm a prime shooter, but I have been wanting the 70-200 specifically for the range during weddings. Switching between primes in a quiet setting is undesirable, and much more prone to miss shots because of time spent switching lenses. There was no question to whether or not I'd get the 2.8 II with IS or any other lens - if I was making the purchase, I was buying this lens. There's a reason that you see this in nearly every professional's bag - it's a must have, tack sharp, and built like a tank.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing & Speechless

By

it is an expensive lens, but it is worth the price. Using it on 6D & 7D cameras, the clarity and fine details are amazing. This lens is a beast, its heavy, and the quality is amazing. but ability to hold that f/2.8 throughout the focal length really is the seller....

 
5.0

Fast, sharp, reliable

By

I mostly do landscape and outdoor photography, so sharpness, good color separation and tonality, and fast and accurate autofocus are all important. This lens has it all, at every focal length. It is as good as some macro lenses when used with an extension tube or the Canon close-up accessory lens. Birds in flight are no problem, and for that use the "mode 2" image stabilization is a blessing. Highly recommended, one of my 2 favorite lenses.

 
5.0

Simply Awesome

By

Been using the f4 version for about ten years, and after renting the f2.8 for an event fell in love with it. Sharp , great bokeh and procuces great images. Of course Adorama is the place to purchase all your photographic needs.

 
5.0

GREAT lens, HORRIBLE customer service!

By

The lens is fantastic, super clean, fast, and spot on. BUT, when I ordered the lens it came without the lens filter kit that was in the description. I called and Adorama said it was on back order for a few weeks and that they notified me, which I never got. So I asked if I got order a different filter kit and I would pay the difference, but their supervisors wouldn't do it. I called back twice before I found a supervisor that would let me pay the difference, except, instead of paying the $21 difference they made me pay $35 difference. It sucks that they will sacrifice thousands of dollars in future purchases for $14. I will never purchase from them again. Plus, I've spread the word to my photography friends and co-workers. The lens is great, the customer service SUCKS!

 
5.0

Newer is Better

By

I was looking through my desk for something unrelated and came upon the warranty card for my original version of this lens and was kinda shocked to be reminded I had purchased it in 1999. While nominally the "same" lens, I thought it might be wise to cash in those chips and replace it, and I did. I suppose it's possible I'm rationalizing the expense, but I really do see a difference. This lens, designed and manufactured in the digital age, is noticeably sharper than the earlier version. In fact, it's razor sharp, and on the second day of using it I nailed a cover shot for the magazine I was working for. You could see the moisture in the subjects' eyes. Whether you are upgrading as I did, or considering a purchase for the first time, this particular lens is often referred to as "legendary". It lives up to the description.

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Khanh T  is this the best lens for portraits?
STUART G  It's a great lens for portraits because you can use it in low-light at wide-open aperture and create fantastic bokeh of a distracting background. Also at f/2.8 you won't have to pump up your ISO as much to get a shutter speed that avoids camera shake (hand-held) and freezes any subject movement. Great color fidelity and tack-sharp when you manually set the apprpriate focal point on your subject. Has a very good Image Stabilization feature for hand-held photography. My favorite Canon lens.
Khanh T  Thanks for the reply. I'm currently using a Canon 60D so would this lens still be ok or would you suggest the 24-70mm? Also, I would probably be shooting mostly outdoors and family portraits.
Khanh T  is this the best lens for portraits?
STUART G  It's a great lens for portraits because you can use it in low-light at wide-open aperture and create fantastic bokeh of a distracting background. Also at f/2.8 you won't have to pump up your ISO as much to get a shutter speed that avoids camera shake (hand-held) and freezes any subject movement. Great color fidelity and tack-sharp when you manually set the apprpriate focal point on your subject. Has a very good Image Stabilization feature for hand-held photography. My favorite Canon lens.
Khanh T  Thanks for the reply. I'm currently using a Canon 60D so would this lens still be ok or would you suggest the 24-70mm? Also, I would probably be shooting mostly outdoors and family portraits.
Gene G  does the tripod collar come with this?
DANNY V  Yes, along with a lens bag and hood too.
Gene G  Thanks for the quick responses everyone!
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