Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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Amazingly quick autofocus, but a little heavy
28 August 2008
Summary: I bought this lens for shooting softball action in early evening, twilight, and night games. The autofocus is unbelievably quick and impressive. It's important to remember to set it to IS mode 2 during action. I forgot a few times and the images were not clear enough.
Summary: I bought the basic, f/4 non-IS version of this lens about a year ago and liked it a lot. However there was always a niggling feeling that I should have gone the whole hog and bought this one as it would be more versatile for wedding photography. So, I recently caved in and made the purchase.
Summary: Pro: Great image quality, especially for available light portraits shot at f2.8 where you want a pleasingly blurred background. The IS is good but see note below. Con: Weight if you plan on carrying it around all day on a pro camera body.
Excellent lense but having some unsurfaced IS unit problem
Scott S., Amazon
8 November 2005
Summary: Well, well, well.. This lense is known to be one of the best Canon lense. It gives excellent pictures, fast focusing, and is very helpful through excellent Image Stabilizing mechanism. HOWEVER, with $1700 price tag, any defect/quality control issue should be disclosed to this lense users.
Summary: As a semi-pro freelance I was very worried about the cost of this lens. However once purchsed I would never part with it. I use it for all kinds of shots from portraits to fast sport. The lightning fast focus lock is second to none. I use it with a 40D and it gives great results.
Excerpt: The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is fantastic. It offers a very useful focal length, excellent construction, a constant f/2.8 aperture and Canon's 3-stop Image Stabilisation feature. From the moment you remove it from it's box, you know this is a very serious piece of kit.
Summary: What more do you want from a lens. This is the daddy at the range. Working a lot outside at night this gives me the security of mind knowing that I can still get away without using flash where its not needed.
Summary: I just love this lens, it has so many uses. Image quality is simply superb through the aperture range. Superfast, accurate autofocus. Bokeh is very nice indeed. As a low light lens (concerts, for example) its performance is spot-on. The IS is just great.
Summary: Also leicht ist das Objektive definitive nicht. Aber das sollte im vorhinein klar sein. Den Motor hört man praktisch nicht und es fokussiert sehr schnell. Für Tierfotografie sicherlich ein ideales Ojektive. Für meinen Zweck war es allerdings nicht zu gebrauchen.
Summary: The downsides of this otherwise perfect lens are two: -no IS -weight and combined together leave no big margin of use out of a studio. You can compensate with high ISO if your camera supports it (my Canon 50D is not soooo good over 800ISO).