How old is the 200/2?

Started Oct 23, 2011 | Discussions thread
tonyjr
tonyjr Veteran Member • Posts: 5,282
Re: How old is the 200/2?

Unless there is a major problem , Canon does not release when minor updates occur . What is a minor update ? Different coatings , seals - maybe nothing more than a different head on a screw .

I have not found a list of upgrades for any lens - but I have seen 1st release had this problem and after [ date ] the lens was OK . [ Not the 200 - just lenses in general ] When an upgrade is announced , they generally add - II - Better AF , IS [ maybe adding it ] or F stop .

I have the 70-200 mk II and it is a great lens - HAS IS and about 1/2 the cost of 200 2 .
By the way , there is a 200 2.8 mk II .
To me , I would rather have the 70-200 , it's bigger , heavier but has IS .

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