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9.1 out of 10

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Telephoto lens boasting high image quality and carrying ease. Wi Read more

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Hard to beat the value and usability ...

Cory, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This lens has very good image quality, it's light weight, and for a 200 mm autofocus it's very compact. For the price, it's an absolute no brainer. It's wonderful to have in a travel kit (since you never know when you might need a telephoto on short notice). What's more, the autofocus on this lens is pretty fast most of the time.
  • Pros: Compact, Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Major Upgrade from Kit Lenses

StillRock, B&H Photo
14 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought a Canon T4i less than a year ago and have been taking lots of concert photos with the two kit lenses supplied. Results were surprisingly good, but there was not enough light at many shows for the zoom lens with maximum aperture of 5.6 when zooming at 200 mm or more. I went back and forth between getting a better zoom or fixed focal length, but zooms with bigger apertures were $ or more and I wasn't quite ready for that.
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Overall 8
8.0

Unbelievable IQ, Built like a tank

M. Leftoff "snapmarc", Amazon
8 February 2013
  • Summary: Let me start off by saying I ended up returning this lens and buying the 100mm f2.8L IS USM Macro instead. But that's not to say I didn't like this lens. Trust me, I did. In fact, I loved it. I thought the 200mm focal length was totally usable and not a problem by any means. If you can't frame up your shot like you want it, then you really don't know how to shoot. People complain that the 200mm length is problematic.
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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

a sleeper amongst fast lenses

Photoguy, B&H Photo
6 August 2012
  • Excerpt: A compact 200f2.8 that is much lighter to carry around than a 70-200 f2.8 zoom.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
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Overall 8
8.0

disappointed

KWolff, B&H Photo
23 May 2012
  • Excerpt: images are ok-I expecated a lot more from an "L" lens. Cannot get tack sharp images even with high SS. Will keep though since it was a gift from father who makes very little money. B & H service was top notch as always.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

A Super Lens

Oldbluedog, B&H Photo
7 December 2011
  • Excerpt: This is a very good lens. Images are very sharp with little or no, chromic abberation. And, it works very well with my Sigma 1.4X and Canon 2.0X tele-extenders.<br /><br />The only down-side to this lens is that is does not have IS. I knew that going in and compensate for it when I use it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

beautiful lens

CB, B&H Photo
14 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I really love this lens - it is too long for general use, but it has wonderful sharpness and very smooth bokeh. It has good reach for moderate distances and is fast for the focal length. Minimum focus distance is pretty long though - about 1.5m. I often wish I could go closer with it. At it's sweet spot this lens looks sensational. Probably not long enough for serious wildlife photographers.
  • Pros: Beautiful images, Good value for money
  • Cons: Bulky, Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens but

fourdown, B&H Photo
5 April 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens for indoor sports. Fast enough but if you're close to the action you need the versatility of a zoom. [...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens

Gregory A Ferdinandsen, Amazon
25 February 2011
  • 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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