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

Announced Jan 5, 2010 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Canon EF | 2751B002

I dunno what I could say that a million others haven't already...maybe I could try to talk to other people like me, who were/are on the fence about buying such an expensive lens. If you're a sharpness fan, which I am, this lens still outperforms everyone, even Sigma... the guys who have been cranking out those world-class Art lenses. The Sigma and Tamron version are fine, but if you want that extra ten percent sharpness, the Canon has it (albeit for a few hundred extra). DC skyline... not ...

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Joed700
 

If you shoot Canon, this is a must have lens!  The image quality is excellent even wide open and at all focal length.  Most 70-200mm lenses I had used in the past were just average. Their image quality are usually good at the short end til about 135mm where IQ starts to deteriorate.  The worst part of all is that most current 70-200mm lenses have serious focus breathing issues where they are not true at 200mm.  The Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II is a prime example.  At close distances (5' - ...

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Steve Burns
 

I use this Lens for Wildlife  and Portraits it is stunning simply stunning  fast at f2.8 although a bit heavy, after a while but so what if you get the results... The AF acts like an arrow on target very  quick... Love it love it..

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karlwunsch
 

This lens doesn't have an equivalent. No other manufacturer offers an image stabilized 70-200 f2.8 with this overall IQ across the frame on all focal lengths across wide range of apertures. Yes, Nikon has a similar lens in two generations, those suffer with various issues and cannot compare. Razor sharp at 2.8 already. By far my most used lens. It is heavy and expensive, but hey, tell me if you happen upon that proverbial free lunch. Until then, this thing is five stars.

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fotonuntabrasov
 

I previously owned the version 1 of this lens, which was an excellent lens. I used it for wildlife, events, weddings, pretty much every thing that doesn't involve wide angle shooting. the version 1 was fantastic. I only just got the version 2 and started playing with it. The improvements are immediately apparent. The focusing is notably faster, the images are even more crisp (like that was even possible), and I love the fact that I can get in even closer to focus. Based on these initial ...

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I have bought far too many lenses - just ask my better half. I resisted buying this lens, because I didn't think that it could compete with my fast primes. In some ways it can't. But last year, I bought my first zoom for a very long time: a 24-70 f2.8L II. This lens proved to me that Canon's fast zooms are able to compete, IQ wise and handling-wise, with my 35L and 50L. I decided that after having got the 24-70 that I would get the 70-200 if, for no other reason, they would make a good travel ...

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Mann Renzef
 
BirdMad
 

I love this lens.  It quickly became my "go to" lens on both my 7D and 5D MK III for virtually everything.  However, I'd warn those buying this lens that if you find it loose on your camera out of the box, send it back immediately.  Mine was loose from day one.  About 15 months later it started experiencing communication errors with all three of my Canon cameras.  After paying 283.00 Canon replaced the mount because it was "worn".  It now fits snug like all my other Canon lenses.  Would that ...

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Just got this lens a couple of days ago, and boy, this lens is the best zoom lens I've ever had or used. I bought it mainly for fashion photo shoots, backstage photo shoots and video shoots using a 5D Mark-III. Knowing the special this lens really is starts way before using it, you can feel it the moment you take it out of the box, the build, the construction, everything about it is special, even the color! I had been reading a lot about it so I already know how good the lens is,  spending no ...

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