A Top-notch Professional Lens, Built Like a Tank with Optics to Match
This Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens is a middle child in the extremely popular Canon L Series 70-200mm family.
This is the non-IS version. The primary benefit the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS L USM Lens has over the non-IS version is IS (Image Stabilization). Apart from that
feature, the main difference IS makes is in the around $500 less asking price. Plus unlike its IS sibling, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens is not weather-sealed.
Particular care should to be taken in wet circumstances.
This Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens is often described as sharper than the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS L USM Lens. The difference is
believed to be the extra lens elements in the
IS version. Even with a 1.4x or 2x extender attached,
there does not seem see much dissimilarities between these two 70-200 lenses..
Like all L
series lenses, this one is built extremely solid. It may feel fairly large and bulky to those who haven't used L series lenses before. The extra bulk is
comes from higher quality glass and the use of more durable materials (metal vs. plastic).
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.