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

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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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Accessories & Supplies

Extender EF 1.4x III

Ideal for press, sports and nature photography, this compact extender increases the focal length of Canon L-series telephoto or telephoto zoom lens’ by a factor of 1.4x, with higher AF accuracy and improved communication between camera and lens.

Extender EF 2x III

Ideal for press, sports and nature photography, the extender increases the focal length of Canon L-series telephoto or telephoto zoom lens’ by a factor of 2x, with higher AF accuracy and improved communication between camera and lens

Extension Tube EF 12 II

When used with selected lenses, this 12mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

Extension Tube EF 25 II

When used with selected lenses, this 25mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

Lens hood ET-87

Prevent stray light from entering a lens, keeping unwanted glare from affecting your photos.

Lens Cap E-77II

Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

Dust Cap E

Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

Polarising Filter PL-C B 77mm

A polarising filter for lenses with a 77mm diameter filter thread.

Protect Filter 77mm

Protects the front element of lenses from dirt and damage. Fits lenses with a filter thread of 77mm.

Close-up lens 500D 77mm

Attaches to your camera's lens, allowing you to get nearer to tiny objects. Fits lenses with a 77mm filter thread.

Lens zipper case LZ1326

Protective soft case for selected EF lenses.

Camera rain cover ERC-E4S

Protects your camera and lens from the weather, and lets you keep shooting. Small size.

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