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

Improving upon one of the most celebrated lenses in the Canon EF line is no easy feat, but Canon has done just that. The all-new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM increases the speed, performance and optical quality of the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM while maintaining all of the characteristics that have made it a legend for professionals and advanced amateurs alike. The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM features one fluorite and five UD elements for increased optical quality and reduced chromatic aberration. It has a minimum focusing distance of 1.2m/3.9 ft. at all zoom settings, which is useful for photographers in smaller spaces trying to get closer to a subject. It features a next-generation Optical Image Stabilizer, providing up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths. And as with all L-series lenses, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is dust- and moisture-resistant and designed for use in the challenging environments typical of rigorous professional use.

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Print Specs

  • Focal Length 70mm – 200mm
  • Aperture Maximum: ƒ2.8
    Minimum: ƒ32
  • Angle of View 12° – 34°
  • Lens Construction 23 elements in 19 groups
  • Diaphragm Blades 8
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 1.2m (3.937')
  • Filter Size 77mm
  • Image Stabilization Yes
  • Autofocus Type Inner focusing system with USM. Full-time manual focus available
  • Tripod Collar Mount Yes
  • Weight 1.49kg (3.28 lb)
  • MTF Chart

Reviewed by: Pcmag
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM ($2,499) is a lens that you'll often see attached to the cameras of wedding and event photographers, photojournalists, and sports shooters. It's got a very useful short telephoto to telephoto zoom range, a...
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Reviewed by: Kenrockwell
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II Review
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is astonishing. It really is the sharpest zoom I've ever tested. Heck, after shooting mostly LEICA for the past couple of years, I forgot that my 5D Mark II could make images this sharp. Not only is the...
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Reviewed by: The-digital-picture
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens delivers impressive image quality, focuses accurately very fast and has top-of-the-line build quality, 4-stop Image Stabilization, weather sealing and a very useful focal length range. This is now my...
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Reviewed by: Techradar
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II review
If you want to be a pro photographer, there are a number of must-have lenses. Exactly which you need depends on what you shoot, but of all the pro lenses the 70-200mm f/2.8 is probably the most popular. Its range of telephoto focal lengths make it...
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