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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
1 June 2009
  • Summary: Given its performance/quality/price characteristics, Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens can be considered a decent value among fixed focal telephoto lenses. The lens does not seem to have any major weaknesses and while it does not show the highest overall performance (in MTF50 terms) is certainly no slouch either.
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Overall 10
10

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

The Digital Picture
29 March 2007
  • Excerpt: If you have used the renowned Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM Lens , you have a good idea of what the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens feels like. These lenses share a very similar and excellent build quality - Both lenses handle very well. The size of the 200 is slightly larger (3.3" x 5.4" / 83.2mm x 136.2mm) and the weight slightly heavier (1.7 lb, 765g) than that of the 135 (see picture below).
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EF 200 mm f/2.8L II USM

LensTip.com
4 January 2012
  • Excerpt: There have been quite a lot of EF mount lenses with the combination of 200 mm focal length and f/2.8 aperture in the Canon line-up. You can start their story with the legendary and unique EF 200 mm f/1.8L USM model, which was launched in 1988. Not every customer was interested in such a big, heavy and expensive lens so three years later Canon offered the EF 200 mm f/2.8L USM. In the meantime a first zoom of the 70-200 mm class appeared as well (1995).
  • Cons: resolution on the edge of full frame at the maximum relative aperture a bit below the decency level,, work against bright light could have been better,, in the case of a lens of this quality and from such a price segment it would be good to get a tripod adapter as a part of the standard accessory kit
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Overall 9
8.7
Value for money 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM II - Full Format Review / Test Report

photozone.de
27 August 2009
  • Conclusion: The EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM II is capable of delivering a near-flawless performance in most aspects. It provides a very high resolution combined with an excellent contrast straight from f/2.8. The lateral CAs are very low which contributes to the high sharpness perception. The global peak quality is reached around f/5.6. The amount of vignetting is comparatively moderate for a such a lens used on a full format camera.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM II - APS-C Format Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
3 August 2009
  • Conclusion: The EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM II is very good within its native full format scope and when used on an APS-C DSLR things get even better. It provides a very high resolution combined with an excellent contrast straight from f/2.8. The lateral CAs are very low which contributes to the high sharpness perception. The global peak quality is reached between f/4-5.6. Vignetting is basically a non-issue on APS-C DSLRs.
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8.7
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 10
10

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM II - APS-C Review / Test Report

photozone.de
24 February 2007
  • Conclusion: The EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM II is a very good to excellent lens in all optical and mechanical aspects. As to be expected the performance decreases when combining the lens with a Canon EF 1.4x II converters but generally the results remain very good here. The price tag of the lens is relatively moderate at around 650€/US$ so it is a pretty attractive package.
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Expert Review

Optyczne.pl
2 January 2012
  • Summary: Nie każdy potrzebuje stabilizowanego, reporterskiego zooma. Niektórzy wolą pracę ze stałkami. Mając modele o ogniskowych 50 i 85 mm (ewentualnie 135 mm), nie zawsze będą chcieli dublować je zmiennogniskowym 70–200 mm i często zdecydują się na uzupełnienie swojego zakresu obiektywów znacznie tańszym i poręczniejszym modelem EF 200 mm f/2.8L USM II. Dla nich ten obiektyw jest wręcz stworzony.
  • Pros: wysoka jakość wykonania,, świetna jakość obrazu w centrum kadru,, dobra jakość obrazu na brzegu kadru,, praktycznie zerowa poprzeczna aberracja chromatyczna,, niezauważalna dystorsja,, świetnie korygowana koma,, mało uciążliwy astygmatyzm,, małe winietowanie,, szybki, celny i cichy autofokus.
  • Cons: rozdzielczość na brzegu pełnej klatki na maksymalnym otworze trochę poniżej poziomu przyzwoitości,, praca pod ostre światło mogłaby być lepsza,, w przypadku obiektywu tej klasy jakościowo-cenowej dobrze byłoby zobaczyć łącznik statywowy w standardowym wyposażeniu.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

prisguide
29 November 2006
  • Excerpt: En undervurdert tele av utrolig kvalitet Et objektiv som har alt, bortsett fra tetning mot fuktighet. Den som lurer på å kjøpe et Canon-zoomobjektiv som dekker denne brennvidden, gjør klokt i å først sammenlikne med 200mm 2.8 L. De gode 70-200 zoomene er nesten like gode og er alternativer hvis man mener at en zoom er nødvendig, men 200mm 2.8 slår alt av billigzoomer med stor og god margin.
  • Pros: Optisk ytelse - skarphet på et usannsynlig høyt nivå, helt i klasse med 300mm 2.8 L IS USM. Nydelig mekanikk, tydelig konstruert for holdbarhet og topp funksjon.
  • Cons: Ikke vanntetning.
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