Canon EF 70-200 mm f2.8 L IS II USM
One of Canon’s most popular L Series lens has been the Canon 70-200 mm L IS USM so update it was no mean feat. Its replacement EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM launched in 2010 increases the speed, performance and optical quality of the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM whilst maintaining all of the characteristics that have made it a “must have” lens for amateurs and professionals. The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM features one fluorite and five UD elements for improved optical performance 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 tight spaces trying to capture close ups. It features the next generation of Optical Image Stabilizer (IS) and up to 4 stops of correction throughout the range. As with all Professional L series lenses, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is both dust and moisture resistant.
Specification Canon 70-200mm f 2.8L IS Mark II Lens
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 70-200mm 1:2.8
Lens Construction 23 elements in 19 groups (1 Fluorite and 5 UD elements)
Diagonal Angle of View 34° – 12°
Focus Adjustment Inner focusing system with USM. Full-time manual focus available
Closest Focusing Distance 1.2m/3.94 ft. (maximum close-up magnification: 0.21x)
Filter Size 77mm
Max. Diameter x Length & Weight 3.5 x 7.8 in./88.8 x 199mm; 52.6 oz./1490g
Why Buy Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II?
Reviews Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II*
Amazing – What’s not to say about this lens that you haven’t already heard. Big, heavy, built like a tank, superb high quality and durability. My 3rd L series lens– I mount on a Canon 60D, and while it makes my camera look like a toy, this thing takes phenomenal photos and is unbelievably sharp at any range. Initially when I took it out of the box, I thought to myself “what did I just do.” But, after I snapped a few test shots, that all went away.Focus is the fastest out of 3 L lens I own, and is really quiet. I use a Black Rapid strap and makes the weight of the lens disappear. With the 60D, I find myself supporting the lens by the tripod mount rather than lifting up from the camera.The lens case that it comes with is nice, even though you may just put it in your bag, it’s a nice option to have. A steep price tag, but well worth it.The f2.8 and the IS are well worth it to me, for low light and when I can’t mount my flash. two IS modes is a nice option as well.I still revert to the 24-105mm for an outing, only because I probably shouldn’t be using the long range as much as I do, but I’m still getting myself used to this glass, and try to use it much as I can. I’m a little hesitant to bring it out at times because of the attention it will attract, but I have a feeling that will end soon as I’m already getting used to the contrast.
The best 70-200 lens – I have purchased this lens last week. After some test shots I have understood that this will be my primary lens forever.
Very sharp, fast and giving out fantastic colors.
A great upgrade – had the f/4L IS version for 6 yeas prior to purchasing this one and was reluctant to purchase the 2.8 version due to the weight and size.doing more wedding and portrait photography lately, I finally decided that the smaller version was not enough for me and I purchased this one.I did not expect that much improvement in quality and was blown away by it. it’s simply a joy to use and I got used to the weight within a day or two.the IS does miracles to help keeping it steady.while the f/4 is clearly a superb lens this one is on another level.the bokeh of this lens is also fabulous.if you’re a pro or have no budget limits definitely get one, if not the f/4IS will do the job just fine. the price is very high to my opinion, but YGWYPF.
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