Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

his large aperture, super high image quality telephoto zoom lens provides performance comparable to that of a single focal length lens, with a wide zo...

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published 16/12/2011 | rowee21
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Pro + image quality, build quality, IS, AF
Cons really none, unless you can afford and warrant the 2.8 IS II
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"70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM is a World Class lens"

Well, what to say. this lens is absolutely worthy of its L stamp. There is always a choice to make for anyone looking at the 70 200 L group of lenses.

what i would say, is, regardless of whether you choose the f/4 or f/2.8, ensure you get an image stabilised version. the IS on these lenses are second to none. I had to make the coice of f/4 or f/2.8 and decided to spend the extra cash on the 2.8.

Zooming is internal, smooth and controlled, auto focus is super fast and accurate, with full time manual focus meaning if you need slight adjustment in focus, theres no fiddling around with AF switches on the lens.

I hired both this and the 2.8 IS II and although there was a difference in the IS capability, it did not warrant me spending the extra £400 for the upgrade.

The quality of the glass is also incredible in this lens, you will instantly notice how sharp your images are from this lens. Pin sharp is a phrase i rarely use, but this is what describes the images produced from this lens.

The lens is built like a tank, it is heavy and solid, no worries about little knowcks damaging it. The best lens in my collection by far, the only problem i have is affording a 24 - 105 IS L to complete my range while maintaining quality.

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Product Information : Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Manufacturer's product description

his large aperture, super high image quality telephoto zoom lens provides performance comparable to that of a single focal length lens, with a wide zoom range. This lens is developed as a successor to the EF 80-200mm f/2.8L.

Product Details

Product type: Camera Lenses

Manufacturer: Canon

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Localisation: English

Filter Size: 77 mm

Special Functions: Tele, zoom

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Optical Zoom: 2.9 x

Focal Length: 70 mm - 200 mm

Lens Aperture: F/2.8

Mounting Type: Canon EF

Intended For: 35mm SLR, digital SLR

Lens System: Telephoto zoom lens, Zoom lens

Product Description: Canon telephoto zoom lens - 70 mm - 200 mm, Canon zoom lens - 70 mm - 200 mm

Weight: 1470 g, 1.3 kg, 1.5 kg

Length: 19.7 cm, 19.4 cm

Lens Construction: 18 group(s) / 23 element(s), 15 group(s) / 18 element(s)

Min Focus Range: 1.4 m, 1.5 m

Designed For: EOS; New EOS

General

Localisation: English

Colour: White

Weight: 1470 g, 1.3 kg, 1.5 kg

Diameter: 8.6 cm, 8.5 cm

Length: 19.7 cm, 19.4 cm

MPN: 7042A002, 2569A004, 7042A003, 2569A005

Lens System

Features: UD glass, internal focusing system, Ultrasonic Motor (USM), full-time manual focusing

Mounting Type: Canon EF

Diaphragm Blades: 8

Filter Size: 77 mm

Min View Angle: 12 degree(s)

Max View Angle: 34 degree(s)

Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Optical Zoom: 2.9 x

Lens Aperture: F/2.8

Focal Length: 70 mm - 200 mm

Intended For: 35mm SLR, digital SLR

Special Functions: Tele, zoom

Type: Telephoto zoom lens, Zoom lens

Lens Construction: 18 group(s) / 23 element(s), 15 group(s) / 18 element(s)

Min Focus Range: 1.4 m, 1.5 m

Magnification: 0.17, 0.16

Lens Coating: Multicoated

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Dust cap, lens cap

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year, Limited warranty - 1 year

Compatibility Information

Designed For: Canon EOS ¦ Canon New EOS

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