Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Last updated (24 June’13):
- Review by LensTip.com

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM is a telephoto zoom lenses. The lens features 70-200mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 18 elements in 15 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 34 to 12 degrees. Focus adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM, Closest focusing distance at 4.9 feet and has a filter size of 77mm. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens weighs 2.9 pounds and it measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 7.6 inches long.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆


Expert Reviews

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

LensTip.com reviews the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM and writes;
” Pros: excellent image quality in the frame centre and at the edge, chromatic aberration well-controlled, negligible coma and distortion, slight vignetting on the APS-C sensor, low astigmatism, quick, silent and accurate autofocus, very solid casing, high build quality, rich accessory kit. Cons: weak work against bright light, high vignetting on full frame.”
rating: N/A

SLRGear.com reviews the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM and writes;
“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, and autofocus performance is excellent. For the money, you can’t go wrong with this lens.”
Rating: ★★★★½

SLRLensReview.com reviews the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM and writes;
“Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM is one of the better telephoto zooms in Canon’s modern lineup. I would even say that this is one of the better telephoto zooms available in the EF mount. Overall performance is slightly better then that of its more expensive IS variant, which is a bit surprising and depressing if you think about it carefully …”
rating: N/A

Photozone.de reviews the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM and writes;
“Very similar to its IS enabled cousin the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L is an impressive piece of lens with superb build quality combined with an excellent optical performance which is, in fact, slightly better than in the rest of the family and comparable to the best fix-focals in its range. So if you can live without IS (which is, however, darn attractive in its 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS incarnation) there’re still good reasons to go for this superb lens! “
Rating: ★★★★☆

The-digital-picture.com reviews the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM and writes;
” I’ve had two copies of this lens – both performed similarly. Very minor barrel distortion is present at 70mm. Pincushion distortion is present by 135mm and moderate at 200mm. Color and contrast are excellent. A small amount of CA is noticeable at the 200mm edges. Vignetting is very minor even at f/2.8 until 200mm where full frame camera body users will notice some corner darkening at f/2.8.”
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Video Reviews

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

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Manual

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM User Manual

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Features

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

One of the finest telephoto zoom lenses in Canon’s EF line, this 70-200mm f/2.8 lens offers comparable optics to a single focal-length lens. The lens employs four UD-glass elements to minimize chromatic aberrations, creating sharp, high-quality images regardless of the application. The constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, meanwhile, makes the lens extremely popular among professionals. Other features include an inner focusing system with an Ultra Sonic Motor (USM), a 4.9-foot close focusing distance, and a 77mm filter size. The lens–which is compatible with EF 1.4x II and 2x II extenders–carries a one-year warranty.

Specifications

* Focal length: 70-200mm
* Maximum aperture: f/2.8
* Lens construction: 18 elements in 15 groups
* Diagonal angle of view: 34 to 12 degrees
* Focus adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
* Zoom system: Rotating type
* Closest focusing distance: 4.9 feet
* Filter size: 77mm
* Dimensions: 3.3 inches in diameter and 7.6 inches long
* Weight: 2.9 pounds
* Warranty: 1 year


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