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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens - 2569A004

Abt Model: 2569A004 | UPC Code: 082966213151
$1449.00  
70 To 200mm Focal Length/ 18 Elements In 15 Groups Construction/ Inner Focusing System With USM/ 4.9 Feet Closest Focusing/ Rotating Zoom System/ Black Finish
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens, Model 2569A004

One of the finest telephoto zoom lenses in the EF line, comparable to a single focal length lens. It has four UD-glass elements to correct chromatic aberrations. Its constant f/2.8 maximum aperture and superb image quality make it one of the most popular professional SLR lenses in the world. Compatible with Extender EF 1.4x II and 2x II.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 70-200mm; 1:2.8
  • Lens Construction: 18 elements in 15 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 34°- 12°
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 1.5m / 4.9 ft.
  • Zoom System: Rotating Type
  • Filter Size: 77mm

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Max Diameter: 3.3"
  • Length: 7.6"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 2.9 lbs
  • Shipping: 4 lbs


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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens
 
4.4

(based on 23 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast auto-focus (18)
  • Superior build quality (16)
  • Super-sharp images (14)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Overall a great lens

    This is the second of this lens I've owned. Personally I find while the IS version may be sharper in places, the non-IS is sharper overall throughout the zoom range. I sold my...Read complete review

    This is the second of this lens I've owned. Personally I find while the IS version may be sharper in places, the non-IS is sharper overall throughout the zoom range. I sold my original to upgrade to the IS and wasn't pleased with sharpness, so sold it and purchased another non-IS and am much more happy with it. Typical L build quality, solid feel, fast and quiet AF and quite durable. My only complaint is the design of the lens hood attachment, a problem I have with most of my L glass - after a while they get loose and won't stay put, but I know I'm tougher on equipment than the average or casual shooter.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointed

    Considering the amount of money this lens cost, I was surprisingly disappointed with the quality of image it produces. When you expand your image to 100%, details are blurry. There are exceptions....Read complete review

    Considering the amount of money this lens cost, I was surprisingly disappointed with the quality of image it produces. When you expand your image to 100%, details are blurry. There are exceptions. Shooting portraits at a distance of 15-25 feet produces great results. Shoot a bird 50 feet away, it's blurry every time. I've tried using a tripod, different camera body, same results. Other than that, I think it's a super lens. But if you can't get a quality image from it, what good is it. I also have used a 70-300mm f4.5 - 5.6 canon lens. The inexpensive version and the quality isn't far off from that. I'm really really hoping it may just need an adjustment.In fact, I'm praying an adjustment corrects the problem, otherwise the purchase was a total bust. I wish I had taken it back right after I purchased it, but I wanted to believe.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    First L lens - fell in love

    By A

    from Adelaide

    Pros

    • Super-sharp images

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens:

        I am writing this partly in response to the previous reviewer (October 2013), who didn't like it, and couldn't use it to take sports shots - claiming it doesn't autofocus well, and he'd rather get a longer lens or one with IS. The latter comment is telling - IS has no effect on fast moving action! The shots I have of humpback whales breaching off Tasmania would suggest a 10% keeper rate is due to "operator error" - one shot doesn't work so well on horses. This was my first L lens, and I used it a lot on my 60D, and still use it on my 5Dii. It is still my favourite lens. I would have loved the f2.8 ISii version, but am glad I went with this rather than the similarly priced f4 IS - image quality is just fantastic (razor sharp, great contrast), and the extra stop is invaluable when freezing action. Shallow depth of field and decent bokeh - useful for portraits as well as really isolating your subject. I used it to a fault, before I acquired more L glass. It focuses quickly, even in low light - noticeably better than the 100-400L for instance - although better on the 5 rather than the 60 in low light. I know that some prefer the lighter weight of the f4 70-200s, but I'm a big strong lad, and prefer to have the dof and shutter speed advantages over IS and low weight. I can't see myself replacing/upgrading this soon.

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        3.0

        sorry I even bought it

        By equestrian13

        from palm beach, Florida

        Pros

        • good at night
        • Works in sun

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • not sharp photos
        • Semi-sharp images

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens:

          From the time I have upgraded to this lens, There have been many instances where pictures will come out either fantastic or heavily flawed by being blurry and not focused at all. It took me a while to upgrade because it was a large jump from the rebel t3i and its corresponding lens to a 7d and this lens. i use this lens for action photography involving horses and I am having a serious problem with the auto focus. While all this time it is focused to the jump, the second I take the photo it becomes blurry and a waste of a good timed photo. One out of every 10 photos or so are a good quality and I am thinking about getting a new lens with a longer zoom and IMAGE STABILIZER. Not having the stabilizer kills me sometimes. But I do not want to buy the expensive lens that has it because I cannot afford it. I am stuck in a bad spot but am overall very unhappy with the lens and do not look forward to using it at shows.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My first L lens!!!!!

          By Canonfan

          from Austin, TX

          Pros

          • Fast auto-focus
          • Superior build quality
          • Super-sharp images

          Cons

          • attracts unwanted attention
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens:

            So this is my first L lens and I'm extremely satisfied with it. The quality of my shots blew me away. Perfect focus. Extremely crisp. The only complaint I have is that it is HEAVY! My wrist hurts from supporting the lens. Another thing is that people stare at it. A lot

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice lens

            By Scott

            from Lapland Finland

            Pros

            • Fast auto-focus
            • Superior build quality
            • Super-sharp images

            Cons

            • wish i bought it earlier

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens:

              Doesn't feel at all heavy, I thought this might be a problem. I debated over the 70-200 4L IS model and this one, decided on the 2.8 L. My wife didn't understand why I wanted to spend so much money on a lens, after she has seen the pictures it takes ..... well she didn't talk about that anymore. :)

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              (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              EXCELLENT lens

              By Evaniezer

              from Huntsville, AL

              Pros

              • Fast auto-focus
              • Superior build quality

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • Price

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens:

                I had a 70-300 tele before purchasing this lens. In every single way it is better. No chromatic aberrations have been noticed. I normally use this telephoto lens for sports and auto racing. It's got very fast auto focus which is a must when shooting sports. The colors are much richer. So far I haven't had any complaints with it, other than the heaviness of the lens. Some days I will be out for 6-10 hours shooting sports with this lens and after a while my back starts to hurt from lugging around this lens. The price is another issue, but honestly you get what you pay for and this lens is completely worth the money.

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                (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Images are just stunning!

                By Jon

                from Undisclosed

                Pros

                • Fast auto-focus
                • Super-sharp images

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens:

                  I wish that I had made this investment much sooner.

                  Comment on this review

                  (20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic

                  By Sheckwel

                  from new york NY

                  Pros

                  • Built like a tank
                  • Fast
                  • Quiet
                  • Smart

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens:

                    This lens is Fantastic,has a fast autofocus because of the f2.8, i had the 70-200mm f4, which was super fast but this one performs much better. The built quality is fantastic, i would recommend this lens to all canon eos users who want to put Telefoto on their bags, wow!

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                    (6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good Lens

                    By Thunderbird

                    from Surabaya

                    Pros

                    • Fast auto-focus
                    • Superior build quality
                    • Super-sharp images

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens:

                        the lens had a fast auto-focus, because of the f2,8 surely it won't need flash for indoor use. But i think it is to heavy.

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                        (49 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Overall a great lens

                        By news&sportsphotog

                        from Little Rock, AR

                        Pros

                        • Fast auto-focus
                        • Sharp images
                        • Superior build quality

                        Cons

                        • lens hood design

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens:

                          This is the second of this lens I've owned. Personally I find while the IS version may be sharper in places, the non-IS is sharper overall throughout the zoom range. I sold my original to upgrade to the IS and wasn't pleased with sharpness, so sold it and purchased another non-IS and am much more happy with it. Typical L build quality, solid feel, fast and quiet AF and quite durable. My only complaint is the design of the lens hood attachment, a problem I have with most of my L glass - after a while they get loose and won't stay put, but I know I'm tougher on equipment than the average or casual shooter.

                          Comment on this review

                          (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Over Priced

                          By sy

                          from colorado

                          Pros

                          • excellent image quality with nice bokeh
                          • Fast auto-focus
                          • Sharp images
                          • Superior build quality

                          Cons

                          • Expensive
                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens:

                            I sold mine and bought EF 200mm f2.8 prime. It was too heavy for me to carry around. Normally needs a tripod when you shoot at 200mm. That's the same as the prime but the prime is much lighter. IQ is excellent. As far as sharpness you might get almost same result with 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS, but this one has very nice bokeh. AF is fast and quiet. L quality built. But if you can find a good used IS version for a similar price, you might want that instead of this.

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