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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
9.6 out of 10

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

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Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II Review

Ken Rockwell
15 December 2015
  • Conclusion: As of 2015, I prefer the Canon 100-400mm IS L II because it has more reach and it focuses more closely. As of 2011 when I wrote most of this review before the 100-400 II came out, the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II was a favorite lens of thousands of professional photographers because of its fabulous...
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

PC Magazine
25 March 2014
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens is the go-to telezoom for many a pro shooter; its excellent optics make it a clear Editors' Choice.
  • Pros: Sharp from edge to edge. Optically stabilized. Constant f/2.8 aperture. Includes hood and tripod collar.
  • Cons: Some distortion at 70mm. Heavy. Expensive.
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Overall 10
9.6
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 10
9.5
Features 10
10
Performance 10
9.5
Picture quality 10
9.5

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Review

What Digital Camera
22 November 2012
  • Summary: Overall this is a great lens but there’s no escaping the fact that it’s also a costly one. If you are a demanding Canon user for whom price is not the decisive factor then this is a lens that you’ll want to own.
  • Pros: Fantastic peak resolution
  • Cons: Expensive!
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Review

Shutterbug
12 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Perhaps the most versatile of all moderate tele zoom focal lengths, the 70-200mm or thereabouts range is a hallmark and standard-bearer for many optical companies. Being a constant aperture (fast) zoom, this lens opens up numerous focusing, depth of field and perhaps as important low light shooting...
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Lens Test: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM

Pop Photo
18 May 2011
  • Excerpt: A year ago Canon unveiled an upgraded version of one of its crown jewels: the 70–200mm f/2.8L IS lens. The original, debuting nearly 10 years ago as one of the first f/2.8 lenses with IS, was fast, plus sharp at the wider focal lengths. It was heavy, though, and at $1,700 (street), expensive.
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REVIEW: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

photodo
23 October 2010
  • Excerpt: The latest incarnation of Canon's 70-200mm f/2.8 lens sports fast silent ultrasonic focusing, weather sealed construction and a four stop image stabiliser and costs around £1800.
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Expert Review

digitalcameraworld.com
3 June 2010
  • Summary: A favourite of the pros, this lens has just been updated. Can it match up to its hefty price tag though? Of all the pro lenses, the 70-200mm f/2.8 is probably one of the most popular. It’s range of telephoto focal lengths make it perfect for reportage style portraits and many sports.
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Overall 9
8.6

Expert Review

DP Review
6 May 2010
  • Summary: Canon's update to its professional fast telezoom may look much the same on the outside, but internally it's been updated to give image quality that's quite simply the best in its class. Effective autofocus and image stabilization systems, plus full weather sealing, round off a compelling package.
  • Pros: Exceptional image quality, Superb build quality, including dust- and water-sealing, Highly effective image stabilization, Excellent autofocus and manual override
  • Cons: Relatively harsh rendition of out-of-focus areas of the image, Somewhat susceptible to flare with direct light sources in or close to the frame, Inconvenient design of tripod mount ring (can't be detached without taking lens off camera)
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Review

The Digital Picture
29 March 2010
  • Excerpt: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens delivers impressive image quality , focuses accurately very fast and has top-of-the-line build quality , 4-stop Image Stabilization , weather sealing and a very useful focal length range . This is now my favorite and one of my most-used lens es.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

Photo answers
10 June 2012
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is a very impressive performer when it comes to handling, and there's no beating it if you're a Canon user. This lens is built for professional use, and features dust and water-resistance so you can rely on it in even the most adverse conditions.
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