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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
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  • Two UD lens elements
  • Super Spectra coatings
  • Dust and moisture resist
  • 8 aperture blades
  • Metal mount

 

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Overview

Description by Canon:

The EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM is a part of Canon's professional L-series lens range. It features ring-type USM focusing and two UD elements for excellent sharpness and imaging performance.

  • L-series construction and optics
  • Two UD lens elements
  • Fast, quiet USM autofocus
  • Super Spectra coatings
  • Circular aperture for excellent background bokeh
  • Passes distance information to camera for E-TTL II flash system
  • Soft case and lens hood

A high-quality fast-aperture telephoto lens for professional photographers.

Compact telephoto lens
Two UD (ultra-low dispersion) glass elements, combined with rear focusing technology, enable the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM to deliver extremely sharp images. Background blur appears smooth and natural.

L-series quality
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.

Large f/2.8 apertureA fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 provides outstanding speed for shooting in low light conditions, without the need for flash. The large aperture also provides fine control over depth of field.

 

Ultrasonic focusing
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.

 

Integration with E-TTL II flash metering
The lens passes distance information back to a compatible EOS camera's E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering.

Reviews

"The Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM II was introduced back in march 1996. The differences compared to the initial version are marginal - Canon decided to replace the build-in hood of the mk I for a snap-on variant. Whether this is a progress or a step back is debatable (personally I would prefer the build-in hood

Post date: 08/02/2012 - 18:14

"The Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens focuses very quickly, quietly and accurately using Ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor). Like the 135 f/2 L, the 200 f/2.8 L uses a rear-focusing design that is completely internal - the lens does not extend. FTM (Full Time Manual) focusing is enabled. A focus limiting switch enables close distance focusing to be limited to 3.5m for improved performance. Fast-action sports

Post date: 01/02/2012 - 21:34

"The 200mm ƒ/2.8L is built with great attention to detail, however, does not feature the dust- and weather-resistant gaskets of newer Canon L-class lenses. It also lacks the telltale white finish of Canon's more expensive glass, opting instead for black. The body mount is metal, while the 72mm filter threads are

Post date: 28/01/2012 - 00:00

"The Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM II is a fairly old lens introduced back in march 1996. The design differences compared to the initial version are really marginal - Canon decided to replace the build-in hood of the mk I for a snap-on variant. Other than that both lenses are basically identical down to the optics. Compared to the rather overwhelmingly number of 70-200mm L zoom lenses it is probably

Post date: 26/02/2011 - 00:00

Specifications

Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
200mm
Internal zooming: 
Yes
Angle of view: 
12°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
9 elements in 7 groups (2 UD lens elements)
Diaphragm Blades: 
8 aperture blades
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/32.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
1.50m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
83.0mm
Length: 
136.0mm
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing details: 
Dust and moisture resist
Filter Diameter: 
72mm
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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