It’s not easy to improve upon a product when the product is among the best lenses in the Canon EF line, nonetheless it has been done by Canon with their new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Lens. The lens is much like the original but it takes speed, overall performance and optical quality to a higher level. In case you never had an L lens, you will be very pleased with its awesome sharpness.
If you are indoors, the picture will be sharper because of Image Stabilization. Motion blur from the movement of the lens will be reduced, but not from the subject, where greater effect comes from the bigger aperture. To protect the camera from the elements, there’s a black o-ring at the mount but to make a complete seal, you’ll need a lens filter. You could do an incredible job using this lens for sports or portrait photography. Many may think that there’s no reason to upgrade from an already good lens. It’s been practically a decade between the original and the newest so there has been a lot of technological improvements made to the latest update.
There’s a much better design to the buttons, and transitioning to MF when shooting is not a worry anymore. You will no longer hear the sound of the gyro as in the first edition, since the new edition has silent Image Stabilization technology. The optics were considerably improved with five UD elements and one fluorite. There’s an improvement to contrast with decreased flare. If you’d like tighter portraits, focusing has improved by being much faster and quieter and can come in a lot closer. It is much easier to put on and remove because it has a lock, and it is less subject to scratches because of a different texture. If you’re a serious Canon aficionado, you probably would want to spend money on the upgrade.
As with any excellent Canon lens, the price tag is high but it is everything you will expect. If you’ve never used L glass you will learn it is heavy, but it takes a lot of glass to keep a fixed aperture at f2.8 throughout the zoom range. If you wish to take good panning photos that go left to right, then you could use Mode 2 of Image Stabilization. When you see it is not focusing indoors, you might have selected 2.5 to infinity on the focus distance selector.
Many customers have raved at the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras. Because of the cost, you will want to be sure that it is the right lens for you, before you spend your money on it.
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.
- Binding: Camera
- Brand: Canon
- Color: black
- EAN: 0013803092776
- Feature: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II telephoto zoom lens
- Feature: Compatible with Canon EOS film and digital SLR cameras
- Feature: Effective focal length:
- Feature: 70-200mm with full-frame digital or film cameras
- Feature: 112-320mm with APS-C sensor cameras
- Label: Canon
- Manufacturer: Canon
- Model: 70-200mm f/2.8 II
- MPN: 70-200mm f/2.8 II
- PartNumber: 70-200mm f/2.8 II
- ProductGroup: Photography
- ProductTypeName: CAMERA_LENSES
- Publisher: Canon
- SKU: CN2751B003AA
- Studio: Canon
- Title: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
- UPC: 013803092776