Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Zoom LensThis is the best telephoto lens you can get in this zoom range for the Canon EOS. It's not the cheapest and it's not the lightest, BUT IT'S THE BEST! This lens is fast, it has excellent optics, the build quality is incredibly solid and the image stabilization (IS) feature works marvels for hand held shooting.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS versions are popular among event and portrait photographers and photo-journalists.

If you shoot hand held in marginal light, this is the lens for you.  If you don't need the IS, then look at the Canon 70-200mm USM lens. 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 asking price.  

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).

Incorporating Canon's second-generation Image Stabilization technology, this 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens responds in as little as 0.5 seconds while providing up to three stops of correction for camera shake. As a result, you can easily capture the far-off action of fast-paced sports or zoom in for an intimate portrait with a blurred background.

The lens's autofocus (AF) system, meanwhile, has been refined for better response time and tracking speed. And photographers will love the new eight-blade circular aperture, which offers a more pleasing out-of-focus image. Constructed to pro standards, the EF 70-200mm zoom lens is highly dust- and moisture-resistant and carries a one-year warranty. Features

Focal length: 70-200mm Maximum aperture: 1:2.8 Lens construction: 23 elements in 18 groups Diagonal angle of view: 34 to 12 degrees Focus adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM Closest focusing distance: 4.3 feet Zoom system: Rotating type filter size: 77mm Dimensions: 3.4 inches in diameter, 7.8 inches long Weight: 3.24 pounds

The EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L is THE zoom telephoto lens to own if you are a serious Canon shooter. Its optical performance parallels that of prime lenses, and it offers incredible performance (resolution, contrast and bokeh) and versatility under most shooting conditions where a telephoto lens is needed.

For most photographic applications, either 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is an outstanding tool that produces exceptional image quality. Deciding whether to Best Prices for the IS lens or the non-IS lens should probably revolve around the photographer's perceived need to have image stabilization. Image stabilization does come at the cost of higher purchase price and slight loss of image sharpness. You won't notice it in most situations unless you shoot predominantly at f/2.8. Street price $1.500

Lens Includes

77mm Snap-On Lens Cap
Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
ET-86 Lens Hood
LZ1324 Lens Case
Tripod Mounting Ring
1-Year Warranty

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Lens styleZoom lens  
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length70 200 mm  
Stabilization type Yes (3 stops)  
Camera mount Canon EF  
Angle of view 34- 12  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F2.8  
Smallest aperture opening F32.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 8  
Total Elements 23  
Number of Groups 18  
Coatings / special elements 4 UD lens elements  
Minimum focus distance 1.40 m (55.12")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.17 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Ring-type ultrasonic  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Internal  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale No  
Focus distance limiter Yes, 2.5m to infinity  
Physical features
Overall weight1570 g (3.46 lb)  
Lens diameter 86 mm (3.39")  
Overall length 197 mm (7.76")  
Construction materials Metal barrel, metal mount  
Sealing Yes  
Lens color Black  
Zooming method Rotary (internal)  
Power zoom No  
Zoom lock switch No  
Filter thread size 77 mm  
Filter annotations Does not rotate on focusing  
Lens hood included Yes  
Lens hood code ET-86  
Tripod collar included Yes


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