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

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Long product name Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM :
The short editorial description of Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM:
The official marketing text of Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM as supplied by the manufacturer
- 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.

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

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.
Short summary description Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM:
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, 23/18, 55.1" (1.4 m), 2.76 - 7.87" (70 - 200 mm), 3.39" (8.62 cm), 3.03" (7.7 cm), 7.76" (19.7 cm)
Long summary description Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM :

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM. Lens structure (elements/groups): 23/18, Closest focusing distance: 55.1" (1.4 m), Focal length range (f-f): 2.76 - 7.87" (70 - 200 mm). Diameter: 3.39" (8.62 cm), Filter size: 3.03" (7.7 cm), Length: 7.76" (19.7 cm). Magnification: 0.17x

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Lens system
Lens structure (elements/groups) *
23/18
Closest focusing distance *
55.1" (1.4 m)
Maximum aperture number *
32
Image stabilizer *
Yes
Focal length range (f-f)
2.76 - 7.87" (70 - 200 mm)
Number of diaphragm blades
8
Weight & dimensions
Diameter *
3.39" (8.62 cm)
Filter size *
3.03" (7.7 cm)
Length *
7.76" (19.7 cm)
Weight *
3.46 lbs (1.57 kg)
Other features
Magnification
0.17x
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-08-14
Testseek has collected 9 expert reviews for Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM and the average expert rating is 78 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
78%
Source Review comments Score
Slrgear.com
Updated:
2014-11-02
The lens is a constant ƒ/2.8 lens, compatible with full-frame cameras. On a digital body with an APS-C sized sensor, the lens will produce an effective field of view of 112-320mm.The 70-200mm EF ƒ/2.8L USM ships with a case and petal-shaped lens hood, tak...
Bottom line The Canon 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L USM performed very well in our tests, perhaps not as sharp as we'd like at 200mm and ƒ/2.8, but quite impressive at 70mm. CA tolerance is very good, distortion is low, and corner shading is very low. Build quality is very high, a...
95%
technlologyx.com
Updated:
2014-07-11
INTRODUCTIONThe 70-200mm focal length has been one of the most versatile and popular zoom ranges available. First introduced in March of 1995 the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM has been one of the go to lenses for sports, portraiture, and journalism across...
Bottom line The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM is a top quality lens that delivers high IQ, fast accurate autofocus, and creamy bokeh. Although it lacks IS and weather sealing, this lens is a great value compared to its newer weather sealed brother with IS...
87%
ephotozine.com
Updated:
2011-08-14
Being priced at around £980, this older 70-200mm lens may lack stabilisation but does include weather sealing and fast, silent ultrasonic focusing at a much lower price, making it an interesting alternative for those on a tighter budget.Those with mor...
Bottom line Although technically not the best lens optically, the high levels of centre sharpness will please those whose shooting style often results in their subject being isolated near to the centre of the frame. The reasonable price and excellent build quality s...
80%
electronicsme.com
Updated:
2011-08-14
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM is the top of the range in the L series lens by Canon and has a focal length of between 70 and 200mm. Be warned, that if you like the features that this lens provides, it is not for the budget conscious. Accessories shou...
Bottom line With superior performance, comes superior price tags and that holds true with this lens being in the high end of Canons L series lens. Aperture and focal length performance are of extremely high quality and the internal focus system adds ease of use to...
76%
pcmag.com
Updated:
2013-07-31
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM ($1,349 direct)%displayPrice% at %seller% isn't as lauded as the company's f/2.8 IS lens with the same zoom range, but it's priced about $650 less, making it an attractive option for shooters who can live with a slower le...
Good Optical stabilization system. Fixed aperture through zoom range. Relatively light. Sharp images.
Bad Edges soft when zoomed. Adding a tripod collar is expensive...
Bottom line The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens captures impressively sharp images and is optically stabilized. It's a good option for shooters who can't afford an f/2.8 zoom...
70%
brighthub.com
Updated:
2011-08-14
This review of the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM will provide you with information on its features, performance, image quality and the value for money aspects. IntroductionCanons 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens is a popular lens with many professional pho...
Bottom line This review of the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM will provide you with information on its features, performance, image quality and the value for money aspects. IntroductionCanons 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens is a popular lens with many professional pho...
60%
Slrgear.com
Updated:
2011-08-14
The Canon 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L USM performed very well in our tests, perhaps not as sharp as we'd like at 200mm and ƒ/2.8, but quite impressive at 70mm. CA tolerance is very good, distortion is low, and corner shading is very low. Build quality...
0%
photo.net
Updated:
2011-08-14
by Jeff Medkeff Featured Article: Nikon D60 Reviewby Hannah ThiemThe Nikon D60 is an upgrade to the Nikon D40x, $590 (review), which was introduced in March 2007. Aside from a few minor changes and additional features, the external appearance and inter...
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