Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Telephoto zoom

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

An essential telezoom lens for sports, wildlife or portraits.

The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is a workhorse telephoto zoom lens designed for professional use. It has a rugged durable design, a four-stop Image Stabilizer and specialised lens elements.

Benefits

  • High-performance, L-series telephoto zoom lens
  • Constant maximum aperture of f/2.8
  • Four-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Fluorite and UD lens elements
  • Improved durability
  • 1.2m minimum focussing
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Ring type USM AF motor

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Detailed Features

L-series quality

The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.

Fast, constant maximum aperture

Shoot hand held in low light conditions thanks to a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, which stays constant throughout the zoom range. Such an aperture also gives a photographer control over depth of field.

Image Stabilizer

Canon’s four-stop Image Stabilizer (IS) makes the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM ideal for shooting in low light conditions when using a tripod is not possible. The IS system allows shutter speeds up to four stops slower than normal to be used without causing image blur.

Fluorite and ultra-low dispersion (UD) lens elements

The lens features elements made from fluorite, which reduce chromatic aberration. Five UD (ultra-low dispersion) elements are used to ensure high contrast and natural colour reproduction throughout the zoom range.

Smooth background blur

A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.

Ultrasonic focusing

A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

Accessories

The lens is supplied as standard with the ET-87 lens hood to prevent glare affecting images, as well as a removable tripod mount and soft case.

Product Specification

Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 29° - 10°, 19°30' - 7°, 34° -12°
Lens construction (elements/groups) 23/19
No. of diaphragm blades 8
Minimum aperture 32
Closest focusing distance (m) 1,2
Maximum magnification (x) 0.21 (at 200mm)
Distance information Provided
Image stabilizer 4-stops
AF actuator Ring USM¹
Dust/moisture resistance Yes
Filter diameter (mm) 77mm
Max. diameter x length (mm) 88.8 x 199
Weight (g) 1490g
Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II 0.28 - 0.06
Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II 0.36 - 0.14
Lens Cap E-77U / E-77II
Lens hood ET-87
Soft case LZ1326
Extenders Compatible
AF actuator ¹ Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in.

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