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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
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Initial Price: 
$2500
  • Four-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Fluorite lens elements
  • Five UD (ultra-low dispersion) elements
  • Water and dust resistant
  • 8 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Metal mount
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
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Overview

Description by Canon:

The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is a workhorse telephoto zoom lens designed for professional use. It has a rugged durable design, a four-stop Image Stabilizer and specialised lens elements.

Features

  • High-performance, L-series telephoto zoom lens
  • Constant maximum aperture of f/2.8
  • Four-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Fluorite and UD lens elements
  • Improved durability
  • 1.2m minimum focussing
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Ring type USM AF motor

An essential telezoom lens for sports, wildlife or portraits.
 

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.

Fast, constant maximum aperture
Shoot hand held in low light conditions thanks to a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, which stays constant throughout the zoom range. Such an aperture also gives a photographer control over depth of field.

Image Stabilizer
Canon’s four-stop Image Stabilizer (IS) makes the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM ideal for shooting in low light conditions when using a tripod is not possible. The IS system allows shutter speeds up to four stops slower than normal to be used without causing image blur.

Fluorite and ultra-low dispersion (UD) lens elements
The lens features elements made from fluorite, which reduce chromatic aberration. Five UD (ultra-low dispersion) elements are used to ensure high contrast and natural colour reproduction throughout the zoom range.

Smooth background blur
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.

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.

Accessories
The lens is supplied as standard with the ET-87 lens hood to prevent glare affecting images, as well as a removable tripod mount and soft case.

Reviews

The lens was tested on EOS 5D Mark III, Mark II, and 7D bodies, and according to the reviewer performed admirably on every occasion:

I can’t find anything wrong with the 70-200 f’/2.8 L IS II, even the weight isn’t so significant that I whine, especially when I consider the results. If you want one of the very best telephoto zoom lenses with a consistent wide-open aperture this is, without compromise, it. If you want incredibly professional looking photographs with a sharp subject and a blurred out background with the versatility of a zoom, this is for you. Is it worth more than twice the 70-200 f’/4L IS? Yes, if the ability to shoot at f’/2.8 across this entire range is what you need. If you’re stuck shooting at

Post date: 16/01/2013 - 01:20

"Fast tele zoom lenses a la 70-200mm f/2.8 are one of the key players in a lens lineup. These lenses are used by many profession photographers, especially photo journalists, and they're also very popular among "prosumers". Canon dominated the market in the early AF years - the EF 80-200mm f/2.8L and EF

Post date: 06/02/2012 - 23:37

"Beginning with the lens mounted on the sub-frame 20D, we noted excellent results for sharpness at all focal lengths, even wide open at ƒ/2.8. Performance at ƒ/2.8 is not tack-sharp, but it's quite close at around 1.5 blur units. Stopping down to ƒ/4 provides a marginal increase in performance, and at 100mm and ƒ/4 it is indeed about as sharp as our testing can measure. There are tiny gains from ƒ/5.6 onward, but the focal range between 135mm and 200mm never hits 1 blur unit; by ƒ/11, diffraction limiting begins to set in, and impacts on 

Post date: 16/11/2010 - 00:00

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$2500
Release Date: 
01/2010
DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
18.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
3.4 TStop
Distortion: 
-1.20%
Vignetting: 
0.3 EV
Chr. aberration: 
3.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
Ring type USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
70 - 200mm
Internal zooming: 
Yes
Angle of view: 
34° - 12°
Zoom Ratio: 
2.8x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
23 elements in 19 groups (Fluorite lens elements, Five UD (ultra-low dispersion) elements)
Diaphragm Blades: 
8 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/32.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
1.00m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system : 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Up to 4-stops Image Stabilizer (IS) technology
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
88.0mm
Length: 
199.0mm
Weight: 
1,490.0 g
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing: 
Yes
Weather sealing details: 
Dust and moisture resistant
Filter Diameter: 
77mm
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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