|Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS USM Lens Made in Japan / Warranty + UV Filter|
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|Canon 70-200 2.8 IS Lens, Sharp@2.8, Ex Mechanics & Cosmetics, EX Overall Conc.|
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|Compact and lightweight, the Canon EF USM F/2.8 is a telephoto with 70 mm lens, designed to capture portrait, sports and wildlife photography. The focal length of this Canon IS lens can be automatically adjusted between 70 mm and 200 mm to shoot magnified images of objects at a minimum focusing distance of 1.5 m. With an aperture range of f/2.8, this Canon EF USM F/2.8 with its 70 mm lens allows you to capture bright outdoor pictures. The 12 to 34-degree angle coverage of this Canon IS lens facilitates you to take standard format pictures. With a construction of 18 elements in 15 groups, this Canon EF USM F/2.8 delivers superior quality images. The 77 mm filter protects the Canon IS lens from dust and graze.|
|UPC||013803005097, 4960999009926, 4960999009940, 4960999213156, 609207747468, 689466263978, 718122391905, 718122392001, 845251036329|
|Type||High Quality, Image Stabilization, Telephoto|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focal Length (mm)||70-200 mm|
Average review score based on 73 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Canon's most affordable "L" series telephoto lens features rugged construction, silent operation, very sharp optics, and good bokeh. It is a must-have upgrade for any photographer who has become frustrated by the mediocre image and build quality of many consumer-grade zoom lenses. A constant f/4 aperture across the zoom range, fully internal zooming and focusing, and a focus limit switch to prevent "hunting" with distant subjects, enable excellent general portraiture and wildlife photography wherever the light is good enough to justify at least an f/4 aperture.
Lack of an image stabilizer (IS) limits this lens to tripod use in low light, but also makes this lens between 40-60% less expensive and substantially more portable than the next two higher options, the 70-200mm f/4L IS and the 70-200mm f/2.8L. Filters for the 67mm filter ring are also still relatively affordable for an aspiring hobby photographer, whereas the 77mm ring used by some of the up-market zooms can become a significant added cost.
The f/4L is equally at home on consumer-grade camera bodies such as the Rebel series, and on pro-sumer bodies like the 40D and 50D. The all-metal construction is durable yet relatively light weight, however users of composite camera bodies (all Rebels, 60D) should strongly consider adding tripod collar mount (TCM) to avoid unnecessary stress on the camera body's mount when shooting from a tripod. The Canon TCM is pricey but good alternates are available from third parties such as Opteka.
This is quality lens that produces quality images.
- It is Heavy
- It is Expensive (relative to one's financial resources)
However, it produces phenominal image quality (IQ) which justifies the above reasons. Put this lens any Canon body body and the images just pops out. Own one and you will love it.
The down side is weight. Once this lens is added to your camera body with battery grip you are now carrying around the weight of a little baby. That is probably the trade off for high IQ. So until someone figures out a way to make good glass lighter it'll be heavy.
Having owned both version I and version II and the Nikkor version the ONE thing I don't like about the Canon model is the tripod mount! Nikon got the tripod mount right. Did they patented it or something because if Canon were to make the same tripod mount as Nikon it would make it much more convenient to remove the tripod mount without having to unmount the lens. Maybe in version III in about 10 years Canon will fix that.
I have owned this lens for several years and I use it a lot. I find it to be an excellent lens optically and it takes sharp images with great color rendition and it has quick auto focus on a moving subjects.
This lens is expensive but to me it's well worth the cost in terms of construction, quality, and image quality. I love this lens for shooting people when doing street photography with my Canon 5D. It also makes a good lens for sports events and outdoor wildlife photography on my Canon 50D.
I don't know anyone who has this lens and isn't happy with it and doesn't rave about it whenever I talk to them. When paired with the 24-70mm f2.8 lens one has an excellent lens kit for general photography.
I highly recommend this lens to serious amateur photographers and professional photographers.
First of all, this is the most complex lens Canon has ever constructed with 23 Elements in 18 Groups. No other lens in Canon Line up has this many Elements! Especially with 4 UD glass to produce sharp images. When I took the first picture with this lens, I was AMAZED that how sharp and fast the Auto Focus was! The motor is very quiet, and you feel some movement from the Image Stabilizer (IS)! Have a extra battery pack if you can afford one, or if you lucky and have one 1Ds or 1D Mark II N than you should be a fine! but the IS does tend to use 10-20% of the battery. Be sure to carry an extra battery Pack. You will not be upset with this lens! Be sure to research more about it in other forums and reviews! I looked at hundreds of web sites and researched over a couple of months before deciding on buying it! 1700 dollars from B&Hphoto.com! Get the US version! Import is less money, but you can never be sure if they come from a grey market. Happy Shooting
This lens made me rethink how sharp my shots can be. Fast to focus with outstanding IS, this lens simply makes your pictures better. Just came back from vacation and was amazed how much detail this lens captures, especially when I need to crop. Remains sharp from wide open to closed down. I had just purchased a Sigma lens prior to this one and thought I was happy with it until I saw what this lens could do. Consequently, I sent the Sigma back I spent the extra dough on another Canon lens.
Saving about 20% buying this "used" on ebay makes it all the better.