Simply The Best
This is the best telephoto lens
you can get in this
zoom range for the
. 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
(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
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
, 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
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
system, meanwhile, has been refined for better response time and tracking speed. And
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.
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
, 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
• 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap
• Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
• ET-86 Lens Hood
• LZ1324 Lens Case
• Tripod Mounting Ring
• 1-Year Warranty