Canon Image Stabilizer 70-200mm F/2.8L IS EF USM AF Mark II Zoom Lens: Combining a very well-liked and very useful focal length range with outstanding image quality, professional build quality, outstanding auto focus performance, a fast aperture is its best feature - Canon's valuable 3-stop Image Stabilization - makes the 70-200 IS one of Canon's most preferred lenses. The f2.8 aperture is necessary to throw the background out of focus, especially for portraiture at around 100mm. Note that the Canon L zooms are possibly too sharp for flattering glamour portraits of most people without either professional makeup at exposure time or a little PhotoShop afterwards.
Like all of the Canon L Series Lenses, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens build quality is very high. High build quality often results in a size and weight penalty. Weighing 3.24 lbs (1470g) and measuring 3.4" x 7.8" (86.2mm x 197mm), the 70-200 IS will not be mistaken for a light or small lens. However, you can take this lens for long periods of time without feeling it is a burden. This is a weather sealed lens that is ready to take professional use.
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens balances out great build quality with outstanding image quality. Images are sharp wide open (f/2.8) - corner performance is extraordinary even with a Full Frame body. Stopping down to f/4 conveys even sharper results with improved contrast. Autofocus with these lenses is almost instant. This makes the 70-200 F/2.8L IS EF USM AF Zoom Lens great lens for street photography, even if somewhat conspicuous. Despite the lenses' near-instantaneous focusing, Canon included a focus range switch.
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens internal focusing is very fast, quiet and accurate thanks in part to Canon's brilliant Ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor). An autofocus range limitation switch enables enhanced autofocus performance. Aside from a very slight amount of play in the focus ring (not enough to impede manual focusing), the zoom and focus rings are very smooth and nicely sized. This IS version is tripod-sensing - The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens knows that a tripod is being used when vibrations go below a certain level. Keep IS turned on when mounting on a tripod to take benefit of this resultant IS mode - reducing mirror slap, shutter and tripod vibrations. The downside is the slightly additional battery drain. Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM is likely to be a key weapon in the armoury of many a full-frame shooter; so can it deliver the image quality required.
Features: Canon Image Stabilizer 70-200mm F/2.8L IS EF USM AF Zoom Lens
70-200mm focal length range; fast F2.8 constant maximum aperture
Optical image stabilization – 3 stops
Ring-type USM focusing with full-time manual override
EF mount for Canon 35mm full-frame and APS-C DSLRS
Removable rotating tripod collar is included and benefits working with the lens a top a tripod or monopod.
Compatible with optional EF 1.4X & EF 2X teleconverters.
Excellent all-metal build quality and weather sealing
High-performance L-series telephoto zoom lens
Constant maximum aperture of f/2.8
Four-stop Image Stabilizer
Fluorite and UD lens elements
1.2m minimum focusing
Water and dust resistant
Ring type USM AF motor
Specifications: Canon Image Stabilizer 70-200mm F/2.8L IS EF USM AF Zoom Lens
Maximum format size: 35mm full frame
Focal length: 70-200mm
35mm equivalent focal length (APS-C): 112-320mm
Diagonal Angle of view (FF): 34º - 12º
Diagonal Angle of view (APS-C): 23º - 8º
Maximum aperture: F2.8
Minimum aperture: F32
Lens Construction: • 23 elements/18 groups • 4 UD elements
Number of diaphragm blades: 8
Minimum focus: 1.4m
Maximum magnification: 0.17x at 200mm
AF motor type: • Ring-type Ultrasonic Motor • Full-time manual focus
Focus method: Internal
Focus Type: Autofocus
Diaphragm Blade: 8, Rounded
Image Stabilization: Yes
Optical Design: 23/19
Format Compatibility: Full-Frame
Zoom method: Internal
Image stabilization: • 3 stops • Dual mode - Normal and panning
Filter thread: • 77mm • Does not rotate on focus
Dimensions: 86.2 mm diameter x 197 mm length (3.4 x 7.8 in)
Other: Dust and moisture sealing
Weight: 1570 g
Warranty: 1 year
Kit Content Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Lens Cap E-77 II 77mm Rear lens dust cap ET-87 Lens Hood Lens Case LZ1326 Tripod Collar Manufacturars warranty
Package Weight: 2306 grams
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.25 x 7.3 x 7.25"
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