Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras Reviews

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Product description

Improving upon one of the most celebrated lenses in the Canon EF line is no easy feat, but Canon has done just that. The all-new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM increases the speed, performance and optical quality of the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM while maintaining all of the characteristics that have made it a legend for professionals and advanced amateurs alike. The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM features one fluorite and five UD elements for increased optical quality and reduced chromatic aberration. It has a minimum focusing distance of 1.2m/3.9 ft. at all zoom settings, which is useful for photographers in smaller spaces trying to get closer to a subject. It features a next-generation Optical Image Stabilizer, providing up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths. And as with all L-series lenses, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is dust- and moisture-resistant and designed for use in the challenging environments typical of rigorous professional use.

What’s in the Box?
EF 70-200MM 1:2.8L IS II USM;
LENS CAP E-77U;
LENS DUST CAP E;
LENS HOOD ET-87;
LENS CASE LZ1326;
NECK STRAP W/O SHOULDER PAD

From the Manufacturer

Improving upon one of the most celebrated lenses in the Canon EF line is no easy feat, but Canon has done just that. The all-new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM increases the speed, performance and optical quality of the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM while maintaining all of the characteristics that have made it a legend for professionals and advanced amateurs alike. The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM features one fluorite and five UD elements for increased optical quality and reduced chromatic aberration. It has a minimum focusing distance of 1.2m/3.9 ft. at all zoom settings, which is useful for photographers in smaller spaces trying to get closer to a subject. It features a next-generation Optical Image Stabilizer, providing up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths. And as with all L-series lenses, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is dust- and moisture-resistant and designed for use in the challenging environments typical of rigorous professional use.

Product information

Customer reviews

Jim zonland  “For some strange reason, the idea of a 70-200 zoom was not appealing to me for a while. “Why do I need that?”, I thought – “I can manage with primes.” Except when I started going to events where getting closer wasn’t possible, or for landscapes where I wanted more perspective compression than my 100/f2.8 could afford. I knew I didn’t want to go slower than an f2.8 aperture, but primes that fast were getting into stratospheric-cost territory – as well as requiring a dedicated Pelican case to haul them around. If I didn’t want to have to train a yak to carry my lenses, yet have something to cover the focal length I was used to and give a little bit more reach for those situations, the 70-200 was going to require some reconsidering.
It’s heavy, don’t get me wrong, but this is a far easier-to-live-with lens than a 300/2.8 could ever be. With an RRS plate, it travels in my Think Tank shoulder bag with a minimum of fuss. The lens hood is the same style as the one that came on my 100L (i.e., the kind I prefer, with a confident locking action that lets you know it’s not being knocked off by a well-meaning passerby in a packed venue). Great tactile feel for the buttons, and weather sealing that I’ve put to the test with some trips to the coast.

Ezra valasia  “This is my review of the Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM. The purpose of this legendary lens is to provide mid-range telephoto zoom focal lengths for multiple photographic purposes. this lens can be used for multiple forms of photography: weddings, portraits, wildlife, street, and my favorite, sports.
I will start off with some technical aspects of this lens very because it warrants that respect. The Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM’s focal length is the best next step up beyond your standard zoom lens, which may provide anywhere from 35-70mm. The F/2.8 aperture represents one of the widest lens openings in the marketplace currently, which can help your camera sensor by allowing more light into the lens for cleaner images. This lens weighs in about 3.2 pounds with 23 elements in 19 groups of glass (1 fluoride and 5 UD Elements inside the barrel of the lens) This lens also comes built with a variety of very highly technological functions such as: a focus limiter ranging from 1.2 meters to infinity to 2.5 meters to infinity, an auto-focus and manual focus switch system, and image stabilization modes 1 and 2. This lens also comes equipped with two focusing rings, one towards the front of the lens as the focal length ring and the other towards the back of the lens which allows you to adjust different focal lengths from 70mm to 200mm. This lens also comes equipped with a tripod collar to place both the lens and camera on a steady tripod for shooting pictures. Another special technical aspect of this lens is that you can attach both a 1.4x converter and a 2.0x converter to increase your focal length from 98mm to 280mm with the 1.4 X converter and 140mm to 400mm with a 2.0x converter on a full frame body.

Woja imkalrea  “This lens has helped capture the majority of my most favorite and memorable photos outdoors and in. Other reviews will tell you how good this lens is technically – believe them. Yes, it can cost nearly as much as your camera but it will immediately allow you to follow and capture shots as if you were in the action. Do the research and you’ll see this lens is a must have for serious amateurs and professionals. The lens does weigh quite a bit…you’ll want to put it on a solid, full-frame camera like the 1D or 5D and up. All the options come into play… 70-200mm is very useful for a range of shots indoors and out. f2.8L and IS will allow you to still get great shots in low light. The USM is quiet, smooth and easily over-ridden for manual tweaks. You can also get more bang for your buck by adding the Canon EF 1.4X III Telephoto Extender. Even with the extender it isn’t a telescope (you’ll want at least 400mm for the far-away nature shots) but perfect for shots from the edge of a playing field. The one negative is that this lens does attract attention…be prepared to be noticed!

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