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

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

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

  • 70-200 mm focal length and 1:2.8 maximum aperture
  • Lens construction consists of 23 elements in 19 groups (1 fluorite and 5 UD elements)
  • 34-Degree - 12-Degree diagonal angle of view
  • Inner focusing system with USM and full-time manual focus option
  • 77 mm filter size. Extenders Compatible

Description

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens 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. This lens 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. A next-generation Optical Image Stabilizer, provides up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths. Plus 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. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens


Product Dimensions 7.83 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches


Item Weight 2.9 pounds


ASIN B0033PRWSW


Item model number 2751B002


Batteries 1 Product Specific batteries required.


Customer Reviews 4.8 out of 5 stars 724 ratings 4.8 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #600 in SLR Camera Lenses


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available January 4, 2010


Manufacturer Canon


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Features

  • 70-200 mm focal length and 1:2.8 maximum aperture
  • Lens construction consists of 23 elements in 19 groups (1 fluorite and 5 UD elements)
  • 34-Degree - 12-Degree diagonal angle of view
  • Inner focusing system with USM and full-time manual focus option
  • 77 mm filter size. Extenders Compatible

Description

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens 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. This lens 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. A next-generation Optical Image Stabilizer, provides up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths. Plus 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. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens


Product Dimensions 7.83 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches


Item Weight 2.9 pounds


ASIN B0033PRWSW


Item model number 2751B002


Batteries 1 Product Specific batteries required.


Customer Reviews 4.8 out of 5 stars 724 ratings 4.8 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #600 in SLR Camera Lenses


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available January 4, 2010


Manufacturer Canon


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • 70-200 mm focal length and 1:2.8 maximum aperture
  • Lens construction consists of 23 elements in 19 groups (1 fluorite and 5 UD elements)
  • 34-Degree - 12-Degree diagonal angle of view
  • Inner focusing system with USM and full-time manual focus option
  • 77 mm filter size. Extenders Compatible

Description

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens 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. This lens 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. A next-generation Optical Image Stabilizer, provides up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths. Plus 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. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens


Product Dimensions 7.83 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches


Item Weight 2.9 pounds


ASIN B0033PRWSW


Item model number 2751B002


Batteries 1 Product Specific batteries required.


Customer Reviews 4.8 out of 5 stars 724 ratings 4.8 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #600 in SLR Camera Lenses


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available January 4, 2010


Manufacturer Canon


abunda_amazon_reviews 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. And the age-old primes vs. zooms image quality debate? The 100L has a reputation for being no slouch in the resolution department, and I honestly can't tell a difference with the IS II. Don't think you'll have to trade in your art cred or anything because you're buying a lens favored by professional PJs - anything you can do with a prime of similar aperture, you can do with this lens. Just buy it already. But you might want to do some barbell curls in the meantime.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Replaced a prime, and I couldn't be happier about it;;Jim;;;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. Now that the technical aspects are out of the way, I would like to focus on how the EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM actually performs when in use. My favorite and best uses for this lens is that it provides excellent focal length to capture shots of subjects that might be a little bit further away than from where you may be standing. While most lenses that people typically use may require that the photographer to get more up close to their subject due to limited focal length or distance, the EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM gives the photographer a lot of versatility and flexibility to capture subjects sharply and cleanly without having to get too closer to the subject. My second favorite function of this lens is that it has an ultra-fast auto-focus system. While holding down the shutter speed halfway and changing your subjects, both the lens and camera can instantly focus on your subjects in a split second with great ease. My third favorite function of this lens is that both the image stabilization and the auto-focus mechanics are very quiet. My fourth favorite function of this lens is that it is very lightweight compared to bigger telephoto and super telephoto lenses. At only 3.2 pounds, this lens is easy to hand hold enough to walk around with in your hand or attached to a strap with your camera without much of a burden at all. The superior quality, speed and versatility of the EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM makes this one of the most well respected and favorite medium telephoto zoom range lens on the market for the last 21 years with this latest version as its 5th revision.;;Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Stuff of Legends;;Ezra;;;I recently purchased this lens, and photographically, it is everything that it has been built up to be. The images are tack sharp, the auto focus is phenomenal, and it is great in low light. It fits in with all of the Canon L glass in their system. What I didn't research well is how monstrously heavy this thing is. I have the 100-400 II and this lens is nearly identical in weight. My take is that if I am not shooting, I can use it as dumbbell to help build the muscle that I am going to need to tote this around. It is a 5-star piece of gear. I gave it 4 to attract enough people to read this review and understand that this lens is monstrously heavy for its focal length(s). Other than that, I love the lens. I am just going to have to get in shape to be able to carry it. I do landscapes; so for the most part, it will be used on a tripod. However, it is going to be in my backpack and contribute to my leg workout routine.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Great Lens especially in the gym;;Ed Sanford;;;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!;;Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;By far my favorite lens!;;Wojo

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jim - Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2017
Replaced a prime, and I couldn't be happier about it
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. And the age-old primes vs. zooms image quality debate? The 100L has a reputation for being no slouch in the resolution department, and I honestly can't tell a difference with the IS II. Don't think you'll have to trade in your art cred or anything because you're buying a lens favored by professional PJs - anything you can do with a prime of similar aperture, you can do with this lens. Just buy it already. But you might want to do some barbell curls in the meantime.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Ezra - Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2016
Stuff of Legends
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. Now that the technical aspects are out of the way, I would like to focus on how the EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM actually performs when in use. My favorite and best uses for this lens is that it provides excellent focal length to capture shots of subjects that might be a little bit further away than from where you may be standing. While most lenses that people typically use may require that the photographer to get more up close to their subject due to limited focal length or distance, the EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM gives the photographer a lot of versatility and flexibility to capture subjects sharply and cleanly without having to get too closer to the subject. My second favorite function of this lens is that it has an ultra-fast auto-focus system. While holding down the shutter speed halfway and changing your subjects, both the lens and camera can instantly focus on your subjects in a split second with great ease. My third favorite function of this lens is that both the image stabilization and the auto-focus mechanics are very quiet. My fourth favorite function of this lens is that it is very lightweight compared to bigger telephoto and super telephoto lenses. At only 3.2 pounds, this lens is easy to hand hold enough to walk around with in your hand or attached to a strap with your camera without much of a burden at all. The superior quality, speed and versatility of the EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM makes this one of the most well respected and favorite medium telephoto zoom range lens on the market for the last 21 years with this latest version as its 5th revision.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Ed Sanford - Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2018
Great Lens especially in the gym
I recently purchased this lens, and photographically, it is everything that it has been built up to be. The images are tack sharp, the auto focus is phenomenal, and it is great in low light. It fits in with all of the Canon L glass in their system. What I didn't research well is how monstrously heavy this thing is. I have the 100-400 II and this lens is nearly identical in weight. My take is that if I am not shooting, I can use it as dumbbell to help build the muscle that I am going to need to tote this around. It is a 5-star piece of gear. I gave it 4 to attract enough people to read this review and understand that this lens is monstrously heavy for its focal length(s). Other than that, I love the lens. I am just going to have to get in shape to be able to carry it. I do landscapes; so for the most part, it will be used on a tripod. However, it is going to be in my backpack and contribute to my leg workout routine.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Wojo - Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2017
By far my favorite lens!
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!

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jim - Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2017
Replaced a prime, and I couldn't be happier about it
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. And the age-old primes vs. zooms image quality debate? The 100L has a reputation for being no slouch in the resolution department, and I honestly can't tell a difference with the IS II. Don't think you'll have to trade in your art cred or anything because you're buying a lens favored by professional PJs - anything you can do with a prime of similar aperture, you can do with this lens. Just buy it already. But you might want to do some barbell curls in the meantime.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Ezra - Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2016
Stuff of Legends
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. Now that the technical aspects are out of the way, I would like to focus on how the EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM actually performs when in use. My favorite and best uses for this lens is that it provides excellent focal length to capture shots of subjects that might be a little bit further away than from where you may be standing. While most lenses that people typically use may require that the photographer to get more up close to their subject due to limited focal length or distance, the EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM gives the photographer a lot of versatility and flexibility to capture subjects sharply and cleanly without having to get too closer to the subject. My second favorite function of this lens is that it has an ultra-fast auto-focus system. While holding down the shutter speed halfway and changing your subjects, both the lens and camera can instantly focus on your subjects in a split second with great ease. My third favorite function of this lens is that both the image stabilization and the auto-focus mechanics are very quiet. My fourth favorite function of this lens is that it is very lightweight compared to bigger telephoto and super telephoto lenses. At only 3.2 pounds, this lens is easy to hand hold enough to walk around with in your hand or attached to a strap with your camera without much of a burden at all. The superior quality, speed and versatility of the EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM makes this one of the most well respected and favorite medium telephoto zoom range lens on the market for the last 21 years with this latest version as its 5th revision.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Ed Sanford - Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2018
Great Lens especially in the gym
I recently purchased this lens, and photographically, it is everything that it has been built up to be. The images are tack sharp, the auto focus is phenomenal, and it is great in low light. It fits in with all of the Canon L glass in their system. What I didn't research well is how monstrously heavy this thing is. I have the 100-400 II and this lens is nearly identical in weight. My take is that if I am not shooting, I can use it as dumbbell to help build the muscle that I am going to need to tote this around. It is a 5-star piece of gear. I gave it 4 to attract enough people to read this review and understand that this lens is monstrously heavy for its focal length(s). Other than that, I love the lens. I am just going to have to get in shape to be able to carry it. I do landscapes; so for the most part, it will be used on a tripod. However, it is going to be in my backpack and contribute to my leg workout routine.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Wojo - Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2017
By far my favorite lens!
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!