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9.3 out of 10

Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

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Overall 8
8.0

Great sport lens

Philip L. Peterson, Amazon
1 March 2013
  • Summary: Excellent lens for indoor (i.e. crappy light) sports. Very sharp pictures, and has stood up to a beating. I dropped it and cracked the lens hood. The only reason I'm not giving it five stars is pricing issues. A new lens hood is $500, which seems a bit steep, as does the price of the lens. Performance wise, no complaints.
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Overall 8
8.0

Focus not as fast as 300 or 70-200

Ernest Becker, B&H Photo
28 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Fast glass - yes, super shallow depth of field, an extra stop of light vs a f/2.8 lens. Claimed to be the fastest 200mm in production. Fast focus - yes but not as fast as the 70-200 f/2.8 II, or the 300 f/2.8 II. Of course the 220 f/2.0 is MUCH faster to focus than the 85 f/1.2 II. Buy the lens cap designed for the 300 f/2.8 II as it works much better than the silly leather boot that comes with the 200 f/2.0. Recommended.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Cost Vs Return
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Overall 8
8.0

Superb lens, but.

conman, B&H Photo
29 June 2009
  • Excerpt: The optical quality & speed of this lens are unbeatable. World class! On these two aspects alone there is not a prime lens in the world to match it. But, the practical utility of this piece of photographic glass magic is tricky to evaluate. Is not an easy lens to place into a user situation. There's some serious twistings & turnings on choice. Given that you're looking at this website, you need a high quality 200mm lens.
  • Pros: IS, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Cost, Heavy, No lens cap, Protective filter no, Set-up Size
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Overall 8
8.0

All it's purported to be

Lightbay, B&H Photo
26 June 2009
  • Excerpt: You almost can't go wrong with a long, fast lens, and this one doesn't disappoint. As you'd expect, a bright viewfinder and impeccable control over depth of field. The biggest surprise is the Image Stabilizer. The spec says it picks up five stops of hand-held capability. I was skeptical, but surprised to find I got all that and more. I've hand held down to 1/6 sec without even trying and got passable results. Lens cover and hood are a bit cumbersome.
  • Pros: Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Cumbersome lens cover
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharpest Lens Canon makes

narikin, B&H Photo
13 August 2008
  • Excerpt: I only use primes and thought I knew what a good lens was till I got this - it simply makes all your other Primes look like old beer bottles, because its SO sharp. WAY beyond anything I have ever seen in any focal length. If canon can make this, why cant it make its other lenses this good?Weirdly it doesn't come with a lens cap [$]but some kind of combo hood/bag thing that is too big and messy when you are working and just want to cap it for a minute. ridiculous.
  • Pros: High Quality, Incredibly sharp
  • Cons: No lens cap, Tripod foot doesnt remove, very expensive
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Aw-inspiring performance

Nishchay Mishra, Naaptol
7 March 2013
  • Summary: As I've been using this lens with my Canon camera for few months, candidly speaking that till yet I haven't found any issues as such.
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

It renders amazing sharpness

Prabha Sarkar, Naaptol
7 March 2013
  • Summary: Recently, I've bought this lens for my canon dslr and what I've discovered is that the sharpness it renders is really appreciable!!
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