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10 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 10
10
Performance 2
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Overall quality 2
2.0

Not durable

Pastor J, Canon
7 September 2014
  • Conclusion: As an advanced amature photographer that has used Canon equipment for more than 30 years I am disappointed that this lens needed major repairs after 2 years of use. I protected this lens and there is not a mark on it. It it is that fragile it is not pro quality.
  • Cons: Poor build quality
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Overall 6
6.0

Not durable

Pastor J, Adorama
7 September 2014
  • Excerpt: As an advanced amature photographer that has used Canon equipment for more than 30 years I am disappointed that this lens needed major repairs after 2 years of use. I protected this lens and there is not a mark on it. It it is that fragile it is not pro quality.
  • Cons: Poor build quality
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Overall 6
6.0

70-200mm...So-So

Troy, B&H Photo
9 June 2014
  • Excerpt: That was money that was "easier gone, than, easier came". Am I glad I bought it? No; but I'm content. I'm not wealthy, and I spend wisely, perhaps this was not a good purchase. I am holding out hope that with a lot of practice I'll get some good use from it. Is it fast? Yes. Are the pic's sharp? Yes. Will it get used much? Jury is out.
  • Cons: Heavy, Questionable Mount Integr
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Overall 6
6.0

Long Break-in Curve

MDob, B&H Photo
27 August 2012
  • Excerpt: The EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens appears to have a much steeper learning curve than my other two Canon L lenses. Please note that I am using this lens on a T4I (Canon seems to be delaying replacing the 7D with a units that is more representative of current technology, so I decided to wait, but play with a T4I since I liked the T2I, even though both are entry-level EOS products.
  • Pros: Durable, Reliable
  • Cons: Bulky, Difficult To Use
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Overall 6
6.0

Hefty Price for the Performance

Greg the Typical Dad, B&H Photo
17 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I have used this lens to replace a 55-250mm non-L I borrowed from a friend. I use the lens primarily for higher speed sporting events such as football, baseball and basketball. The 2.8 is nice, but not needed outdoors. And it is still not fast enough to keep a reasonable ISO setting indoors in a gymnasium. The extreme cost as compared to the 55-250mm provides almost no value to me as a dad shooting my sons in random activities.
  • Pros: 28 aperture
  • Cons: Bulky Design, expensive, Heavy, No Increase In Performance
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Overall 6
6.0

As good as the OLD!

Joe P, B&H Photo
10 October 2011
  • Excerpt: It's as good as my older "I" model, yet to see benefits of newer.
  • Cons: No Increase In Performance
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Overall 6
6.0

A classic pro lens technically upgraded

AndrewD, B&H Photo
16 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Very nice lens, good for sports but low light capabilities. Be aware that is heavy!
  • Pros: Improves Picture Quality
  • Cons: Bulky Design
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Overall 6
6.0

Canon Quality

T. Cayton, Amazon
4 August 2011
  • Summary: Prior to purchasing the mark II 70-200mm canon lens, I own and have experience with the canon 200mm 2.0L, 300mm 2.8L and the Mark I version of the 70-200mm canon lens and yes - they are amazing. After reading the rave reviews on this new lens, I was sold on upgrading my Mark I lens with this new version. Unfortunately I am not as pleased as some of the other reviewers. It's a nice lens and has benefits, but it is not the ultimate lens as some reviews suggest.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Not impressed

1golfer, Canon
31 May 2011
  • Conclusion: I bought this lens along with the EOS 7D and I have not been impressed by any means. I'm hoping i just have a fualty lens. I struggle to get crisp pictures and shooting in low light is even worse. I like to do a lot of birthday parties and I've had to go to my cheap little 50mm lens because i just don't trust this lens. I ahve gotten some good pictures with it but I don't find it reliable..I really hope it either me doing something wrong or a faulty lens!!!
  • Cons: Slow auto-focus, Semi-sharp images
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Overall 6
6.0

Not impressed

1golfer, Adorama
31 May 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens along with the EOS 7D and I have not been impressed by any means. I'm hoping i just have a fualty lens. I struggle to get crisp pictures and shooting in low light is even worse. I like to do a lot of birthday parties and I've had to go to my cheap little 50mm lens because i just don't trust this lens. I ahve gotten some good pictures with it but I don't find it reliable..I really hope it either me doing something wrong or a faulty lens!!!
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images, Slow Auto-Focus
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