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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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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Lens

Adorama
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I use the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L-II USM Lens to take pictures of my daughter at the beach and other places where I need more telescopic power. I have a Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens and it ROCKS! Between the two, I think the 135 gives better color and better focus.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent indoor shots like theaters or churches with a tripod.

lhynneg, Ebay
8 July 2014
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

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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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L - II USM

Have Camera Will Snap, Adorama
20 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Good quality lens. Pretty heavy, so a tripod will be needed for most shots.
  • Pros: Durable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Good telephoto, not a zoom

Shelby, Adorama
11 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I like the lens, but am more used to a zoom telephoto so it is taking longer to get used than I would have liked. I miss not having the flexibility of the zoom. However, the lens takes sharp photos and I like it a lot more now that I am getting used to walking back or forward to get the crop I want. Unfortunately, sometimes there is not enough distance to walk back. I am impressed with quality of the photos and really like having the lower f stop.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Does what it's supposed to

David Siegfried, Amazon
11 December 2012
  • Summary: This lens works exactly as expected: 1. Sharp corner to corner, wide open, as sharp as the 70-200 2.8 zooms 2. Almost no vignetting wide open, completely gone by f/4 3. CA is minor, correctable in-camera in the 5D Mark III or in RAW 4. Relatively light weight and small compared to the 70-200 f/2.8 zooms 5. L-Quality build and optics 6. if you use the 70-200 f/2.8 mostly at 200, this is a cheaper alternative All that said, I'm not keeping it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Simply Amazing.

willp2, Adorama
7 May 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens is really amazing. The pictures are so crisp and it is realitivly light weight. The only improvement I would suggest is Image Stabilization. To get that the price jumps up WAY too much.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: No Image Stabilization
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Good value but dated

Bog, Canon
3 April 2010
  • Conclusion: I originally purchased the 200 f/2.8L to use with my 40D. It was my first L series lens and I was pleased with the performance on a tripod. However, lacking image stabilisation, the lens is next to impossible to use while hand held on a cropped frame camera. This is particularly true with the new, higher resolution cameras. On the whole, I think the design is also somewhat dated.
  • Pros: Super-sharp images, good value for money, light weight, compact
  • Cons: no is limits useability, dated design
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Overall 8
8.0

Outstanding Telephoto Lens (4 1/2 stars)

denat, Amazon
30 July 2009
  • Summary: This indeed is a fine lens. Excellent construction. Relatively small and discreet (with the lens hood off). Excellent image quality and very sharp. The colors it produces are gorgeous - it may be a subjective thing, but to me it has that certain look that you get from some of the finest L lenses. If you buy it, you will be very pleased. The one negative thing I can say about the lens is that it has less than stellar flare control.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens

Gregory A Ferdinandsen, Amazon
30 July 2009
  • Summary: A couple of years ago, I had my 70-200 f 2.8 stolen. At the time I chose not to replace it (it's heavy, and I do mostly architecture and landscapes. I figure I used it for less that 3% of all shots). Well recently I decided I needed something in the moderate telephoto range. I still did not want to pay $1500-$2500 for a lens that I would hardly use because of it's weight and focal length.
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