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

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

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

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

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

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

MTF-charts

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

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

Optical design

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

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S, Canon EF, EF-S, Canon EF, EF-S, Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 2001

Optical design: 23 elements in 18 groups

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor, Optical stabilisation
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Average price: $2467

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
70mm - 200mmf/2.8f/3281.4771590/56,1197/7,8

Additional information:

The Canon EF 70-200 mm f/ 2.8 L IS USM  is a professional telephoto zoom lens for Canon EOS film and digital cameras.

When used on APS-C cameras (crop factor), the equivalent focal length is 112- 320 mm.

With a 2.8 lens speed the lens can be used in poor lighting conditions without a tripod or a flash.

It delivers a very good sharpness at f/2.8. And from f/ 4 onward it is very sharp. It is noticeably sharper in comparison with IS variants, because its optical scheme contains fewer elements.

The ring-type USM makes focusing fast and virtually silent.

The built-in FTM mode excludes the possibility of breakdown during autofocusing.

The Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L  USM utilizes four UD glass elements with a low refraction coefficient and low dispersion to correct chromatic aberrations.

It is possible to use the EF 1.4xII extender throughout the range of focal lengths of 98-280 mm at f/4 or the EF 2xII extender throughout the range of focal lengths of 140-400 mm at f/5.6.

Compatible hood:  ET-83II

The lens comes completed with a hood and a case.


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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 12.08.2010


Mechanical quality4.504
Optical quality4.504
Usability4.754
Pricing / Value2.754
Bokeh4.504
Overall lens rating
4.20

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

JMiguel 14.06.2023 23:32:09
Period of use: 20 year

Strengths:

I use to be a portrait photographer for 40 years and still today I do some portraits. This is the lens I use for outdoor portraits, I love the skin tones and the bokeh of this lens.


Weaknesses:

Some times it may have a little chromatic aberration, but it can be fix in LR.


Comments:

I have sold most of my Canon EF lenses, but I don't think I can depart from these one.