My Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Turns 10
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One of the finest telephoto zoom lenses in the EF line, comparable to a single focal length lens. It has four UD-glass elements to correct chromatic aberrations. Its constant f/2.8 maximum aperture and superb image quality make it one of the most popular professional SLR lenses in the world. Compatible with Extender EF 1.4x II and 2x II.
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My #1 lens!
I use this lens for weddings & portraits mainly with small children running around. I love how quick this lens is to focus, it's amazing. Usually shoot at 2.8 and love the blur of the background and the clarity of the subject being so sharp. You don't even have to touch up the photos at times. With brides far away I love shooting candidly at the guests and capturing some awesome moments. This lens is heavy but that is the only downfall. I usually use 2 bodies and one of them is for this lens ...View full Review
I use this lens for weddings & portraits mainly with small children running around. I love how quick this lens is to focus, it's amazing. Usually shoot at 2.8 and love the blur of the background and the clarity of the subject being so sharp. You don't even have to touch up the photos at times. With brides far away I love shooting candidly at the guests and capturing some awesome moments. This lens is heavy but that is the only downfall. I usually use 2 bodies and one of them is for this lens which never comes off. my only regret was not spending the $$ sooner, the photos are amazing and worth every cent. You cannot go wrong with this lens. No one will ever sell it so I had to buy it brand new and now I know why. Highly recomended!
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I purchased this lens as my first L series lens . I was a little nervous with it not having ( IS) After using this lens I could clearly see that it was no issue not having (IS). I'm very happy as it has met all my expectations.
This was my first L lens purchase and I could not be happier. I debated for awhile between this and the IS version but decided on this one. I shoot mostly sports and portraiture so my shutter speeds are always high enough to negate the need for IS. With the money I saved by not getting the IS I was able to pick up a slightly used 24-105 f4L. The first thing I noticed when using it for the first time was the ultra quiet and lighting fast AF due to the Ultra Sonic Motor. USM has seemingly ruined my cheaper EF-S lenses as I can no longer stand the difference in AF speed. If this is your first experience with USM you will love it too,. Chimping my first few pictures taken revealed an image quality that I had only seen on the web but never on my viewfinder. The rich vibrant color seem to pop off the monitor! The hype about this lens' Image quality was well deserved. This lens will not make you a pro photographer, that's on you, but it will not be because of your image quality. Buy this lens now! Do not pass go; just go buy it.
I love this lense...I treat it like a newborn....I bought my new baby a better tripod for better stability but I love hand held for action photos
after trying my friends i had to get my own .. its all that and more .. trust me
I was worried about purchasing a used piece of equipment from Adorama but after discussing with their technical experts and then getting the product, it was an excellent purchase. I will not hesitate to buy used again from them. Thank you guys.
The staff were extremely helpful and very helpful. I typically do not buy used equipment but through their expertise, knowledge and support, I made the purchase. The product was in top shape when I got it and I would do it again this way in a heart beat.
I am writing this partly in response to the previous reviewer (October 2013), who didn't like it, and couldn't use it to take sports shots - claiming it doesn't autofocus well, and he'd rather get a longer lens or one with IS. The latter comment is telling - IS has no effect on fast moving action! The shots I have of humpback whales breaching off Tasmania would suggest a 10% keeper rate is due to "operator error" - one shot doesn't work so well on horses. This was my first L lens, and I used it a lot on my 60D, and still use it on my 5Dii. It is still my favourite lens. I would have loved the f2.8 ISii version, but am glad I went with this rather than the similarly priced f4 IS - image quality is just fantastic (razor sharp, great contrast), and the extra stop is invaluable when freezing action. Shallow depth of field and decent bokeh - useful for portraits as well as really isolating your subject. I used it to a fault, before I acquired more L glass. It focuses quickly, even in low light - noticeably better than the 100-400L for instance - although better on the 5 rather than the 60 in low light. I know that some prefer the lighter weight of the f4 70-200s, but I'm a big strong lad, and prefer to have the dof and shutter speed advantages over IS and low weight. I can't see myself replacing/upgrading this soon.
i recently bought the Canon EF 70 - 200 MM F/2.8L lens for my wife. She loves it. She take a lot shots during sporting events and the lens is perfect for it. The pictures look sharp an clear. I got the lens used form Adorama but it doesn't look used at all. I couldn't find a single blemish on the lens or the glass. The good people at Adorama always have excellent products at a great price
I use this lens exclusivly for portrait work and it really makes it easy. The images are sharp and clear. The 70-200 range helps me compose shots in camera without being in the clients personal space.
This lens replaced my 100-300mm kit lens, and is primarily used for shooting soccer games during the day and early evening hours. Since I'm shooting 1/800th or faster, I had no need of this lens' bigger sister with IS (Image Stabilization). Very impressed with the quality of this lens and the vastly increased number of "keepers" over my old kit lens. This lens has transformed my aged Rebel XSi body into something quite useful.
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