Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
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James R. Orens, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I writing this more in response to some criticisms than simply to tout how great this lens is. One reviewer who does not own the lens commented about the physics of the f 2.8 versus f 4.0. When it comes to the mark I version, this has long been known. I have had the opportunity to shoot with both versions of the 2.8 and the mark II kills the mark I. Now, the issue is whether or not the mark II beats the f 4.0 mark I. Of course, all is in the eye of the beholder.
Conclusion: I upgraded my Digital Rebel to an EOS 7D and was taking many a photographs of both of my sons playing different sport and family and friend get togethers, Night time shots, Landscape, wildlife and every now and then just shots of my dogs playing!!!! I thought my pictures came out really well with the lens that I had owned with the Rebel, boy oh boy, what a difference a lens makes!!!!!!!!
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images, great image stabilization, dust and weather sealed, full time manual focusing, constant f/2.8, it is a canon product
Increased sharpness and extra stabilisation for this upgrade
I. Giles, Amazon
27 October 2013
Summary: The mark 1 version of this lens was superb, built to last and a great favourite with professionals and enthusiasts. For those reasons I was doubtful about the need to upgrade. However, with the recent cash-back offer, I did just that. The new mark 2 lens is definitely sharper at all points which is fairly astonishing. It continues the high build quality of its predecessor. It has improved water and dust resistance. The image stabilising is more generous in scope.
Conclusion: No need to write a four page documentary about this lens. Quite honestly the image produced by this lens is the precise definition why inexpensive lenses are inexpensive. It’s a complete injustice to use any other 2.8 70-200 lens on the market.
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images, "is" just remarkable
This is THE LENS to get if you are a serious photographer
Code X, Amazon
17 September 2013
Summary: This lens is excellent, great build, sharp image, fast auto focusing, nice smooth bokeh, f/2.8 all the way from 70-200mm, the images this lens produced on my 6D in my opinion can go head to head with some high end prime lens when compare sharpness of the image. The images online don't justify the sharpness and quality of an actual photo displayed at full resolution on a screen. I'd buy two if I have more money just because I love it so much.
Summary: I had rented this lens and of course wanted my own so I saved and saved and saved some more! Yes it is pricey but it does the job and then some. Clarity, crisp, I could go on and on for shooting sports this lens is a must have for getting the ultimate results. Retired now so I shoot GrandKids games and share my photos with the team families and are they happy and great full. Sharing memories in the making is priceless. Also cured the problem of poor church lighting.