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

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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  • Four UD lenses
  • Up to 3-stops Image Stabilizer (IS) technology
  • Dust and moisture resistant
  • 8 aperture blades
  • Metal mount
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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Overview

Description by Canon:

Lens Discontinued (replaced by Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM )

Use at normal shutter speeds and see an improvement in picture sharpness

This lens is an EF 70-200 2.8L IS USM.

Benefits

  • L-type telephoto zoom lens with image stabilizer
  • Four UD lenses provide compensation for chromatic aberration
  • Highly dust and moisture resistant Inner focusing design plus ring USM for silent, high-speed AF

This image stabilisation lens has a newly developed system that can achieve stabilizer effects equivalent to approximately 3 stops in terms of shutter speed. It further has high-resolution, high-contrast optical capability, and dust - and moisture-resistance, making this one of the most advanced and robust models in its class.

Reviews

"As with its 70-200mm f/4 siblings, sharpness is one of the foremost characteristics of the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS. Wide open, it's just a little off prickly sharp, but on our EOS-20D test body, it was quite uniform across the frame, with no undue softness in the corners. The top right corner comes up a bit in the blur

Post date: 28/10/2011 - 00:00

"The weight and build of this lens is what makes it really stand apart from the rest. The construction is second to none and the weight is accounted for in the materials used for the solid but pipe-like barrel. The lens remains the same length and orientation through all settings, making it easy to use filters on the 77mm thread.

Going away from the camera body you first come to the tripod collar. In front of that is the zoom ring

Post date: 23/07/2009 - 00:00

"I have received some comments on the ISO 12233 resolution chart samples for this lens - some think they are too soft at f/2.8. As I get time, I retest questionable results - Or even buy another copy of the lens to insure accurate but expectable results. I re-tested this lens and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L non-IS USM Lens at the 200mm focal length using AF, MF and bracketing - obtained results were

Post date: 06/01/2008 - 18:24

Specifications

DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
13.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
3.4 TStop
Distortion: 
0.20%
Vignetting: 
-1.2 EV
Chr. aberration: 
7.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
Gear driven by 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 18 groups (4 UD elements) with Super Spectra Coating.
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: 
1.40m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Up to 3-stops Image Stabilizer (IS) technology
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
86.0mm
Length: 
197.0mm
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing details: 
Dust and moisture resistant
Filter Diameter: 
77mm.
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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