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

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  • User Score (3083)
    9.8 9.8 from 3083 reviewers
  • Expert Score (9)
    8.8 8.8 from 9 reviewers
  • Design (5)
    9.9 9.9 from 5 reviewers
  • Value for money (213)
    9.5 9.5 from 213 reviewers
  • Features (101)
    10 10 from 101 reviewers
  • Ease of use (41)
    10 10 from 41 reviewers
  • Performance (92)
    10 10 from 92 reviewers
  • Picture quality (31)
    10 10 from 31 reviewers
  • Durability (29)
    9.9 9.9 from 29 reviewers
  • Reliability (9)
    10 10 from 9 reviewers
  • Overall quality (102)
    10 10 from 102 reviewers
  • Construction (8)
    10 10 from 8 reviewers
  • Build quality (2)
    10 10 from 2 reviewers
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  • Expert Reviews

  1. PhotoReview

    9.0/10
    1 April 2010

    A fast, high-performance, professional-quality zoom lens for sports, events and portrait photographers.Improving on the popular EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens, Canon's new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM comes with a next-generation image stabiliser that claims up to four f-stops of shutter speed advantage at all focal length settings. Read more

    • You want a general-purpose, medium-zoom lens to pair with one of Canon's Professional EOS bodies., You want high resolution at all focal lengths, along with good flatness of field., You'd like very effective built-in image stabilisation., You'd like a lens that requires no readjustment when you fit polarisers and graduated filters. Don't buy this lens if :, You need close focusing and macro capabilities., You want a lens for a lighter, APS-C sensor EOS body.
  • User Reviews

  1. A master piece of form and function

    Canon.33992397
    10/10
    Reviewer: Ramone, Canon
    2 February 2013

    All of the other reviews say what needs to be said about the operation of this lens and I can only concur. I unboxed this lens in my hotel room 18 months ago. I put it on the camera and with auto focus on, just continued to focus on objects in the room. I was fascinated by the ever so soft little whirring sound and the almost inaudible pout when focus is achieved. I still do this from time to time in between putting great images (for me) on my sensor. Read more

    • Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
  2. The best lens on the market... a must have.

    Ebay.33867818
    10/10
    Reviewer: stickermantony, Ebay
    29 July 2013

    This lens is incredible, If you can afford it then it's a must have. the speed and clarity is outstanding. It's no wonder this is the lens all the paps use. Strong and weather sealed, it will take all you can give it and more. It is heavy and it stands out in a crowd but it is a must have for any photographer that wants to go pro.. With a 2x converter it is great for wildlife closeups or at 70mm its a great portrait lens.. you get what you pay for.. Read more

  3. Fantastic glass, absolutely top class professional gear

    9.5/10
    Reviewer: Craig, Camerasdirect
    22 April 2013

    Truly a fabulous mid range telephoto. Bit heavy but it will be worth the weight when you see the results. I immediately purchased a uv filter to protect the front glass. Would recommend this. The optics are truly amazing, and the focus mechanisms are spot on. Well, is it worth it....save your pennies as this is worth every cent. I have 4 L series lenses...this is by far the very best....even better than my 180L prime when used as a telephoto. Read more

  4. Efficient service for great product

    10/10
    Reviewer: Nic, Smifu
    3 January 2013

    This is a brilliant lens at a fantastic price offered by SMIFU. I ordered this lens in the peak Christmas season and was surprised to see it arrive so quick! Mark is a pleasure to deal with, and always quick to respond to queries. Read more

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  • Manufacturer's Description

Man-made perfection. Updated telephoto lens adept at capturing clear, sharp images even in the most ruged shooting conditions. With a moisture and dust proof construction, the lens is built for professionals - to be taken anywhere, anytime. Available from March 2010 through select Canon dealers nationally.

  • Telephoto zoom lens - 70 to 200mm focal range, fast f/2.8 aperture

  • Inner focus design with Ultrasonic Motor (USM) offers fast and near silent operation

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