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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

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Great Lens

Terezd, Canon
1 week ago
  • Conclusion: This is an exceptional prime lens. The images it produces are outstanding. I also shoot with a 70-200mm II is and I find myself using it more than the zoom lens. It can produce great images hand held but if you can use a tripod or a monopod do so. It's a great lens for the price. If you are shooting action then you should go for the 70-200 mm II is if you are not experienced enough to use a prime lens without image stabilization.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
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Excellent indoor shots like theaters or churches with a tripod.

lhynneg, Ebay
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Excellent lens for the purpose of taking shots from a distance and with available light. The lens is affordable and is not causing that much distraction due to its black color.
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OK lens

Mike, Canon
17 April 2014
  • Conclusion: I bought this as a backup to my 70-200 2.8 III lens and it is a disappointment. Does not hold up to the performance of the 70-200 AT ALL. Maybe I got a bad copy, but mine is not god enough to be worth shooting. I keep it around for my daughter (she's 14 and has a rebel) to shoot. Not recommended...
  • Cons: Slow auto-focus, Semi-sharp images
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Nice alternative to a zoom.

KCSTAR, Amazon
5 December 2013
  • Summary: This is one of Canon's under-appreciated lenses in my opinion. I used to own the 70-200mm IS II and that's a great lens, no doubt. But as I transitioned from a professional photographer to filmmaker I started to collect prime lenses. Doing more run and gun, the 70-200 became too much lens. I wanted to be more discrete and wanted to use a C100 on a monopod without having such a large and hard to stabilize form factor. I purchased this lens and haven't looked back.
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Excellent lens!

abkaent, Ebay
5 December 2013
  • Summary: What can one really say about one of the best full frame 200mm f/2.8 lenses on the market!? It is excellent! This is an older lens and considerably less expensive than the current version which has all the bells and whistles but I don't really require IS (image stabilization), the nice Canon white color, etc. The optics are what counts and the glass in this lens is excellent! My only minor quibble is the lack of a tripod mount ring; a little cheap but a minor item.
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Good buy

Rizvan, Bestbuy
26 November 2013
  • Summary: I bought this lens to take portrait of my son and it works good.
  • Pros: Image Stabilization
  • Cons: Too heavy
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Stealthy Black Compared to the 70-200L

Fernando Valenzuela, Amazon
14 November 2013
  • Summary: After realizing that I was using my 70-200 2.8L at the 200mm end way more than anyplace else, I decided to make a change to the 200mm 2.8L II lens. As expected for L lenses, it is nice and sharp with quick and silent focus. As an added bonus, this lens is nice and discreet compared to the much larger, white 70-200. The only reason I'd caution against this lens is if you need the flexibily of a zoom lens for your particular use case. For my needs, this is perfect.
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Amateur sports photographer

FootballDad, Amazon
2 October 2013
  • Summary: I bought this lens for sports photography based on the stellar reviews. From the first shots I could see the difference and after working with the lens for a few weeks now my photos of high school football games rival the local pros. From the stands this lens won't reach out far enough to get great shots but from the sidelines it will do everything you want. It is fast enough for great shots in low light late in the game.
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another sleeper lens

taylorphototexas, Canon
24 September 2013
  • Conclusion: I bought this one pretty recently but I have to say it's gotten a lot of use. I'm not a big fan of zooms, but I have a few. I was looking at the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II. Very pricey, and it would probably spend most of its time at 200mm. So for 1/3 of the price I get this 200mm f.2.8L II. I think it's actually sharper, and I don't miss the IS much because honestly below 1/200 of a second your subject motion comes into play. Also this lens is quite sharp wide open.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images, lightweight for the fl, great value
  • Cons: it wasn't free haha
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AWESOME

TIM MORTON, Amazon
21 September 2013
  • Summary: Anyone that shoots sports and can not justify the $2800 for a 70mm-200mm f2.8 ... this is definitely the answer!!
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