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8.8 out of 10

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

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Amazingly quick autofocus, but a little heavy

Karen, Amazon
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. The zoom ring is smooth and is conveniently placed. I chose this over the 80-300 mm because the 70-200 got better ratings regarding picture quality and it has the f/2.8.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but not the holy grail of lenses

Norman Bates "I'd Hit It", Amazon
29 April 2008
  • 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. The wide aperture and particularly the IS are superb but, compared to the f/4 lens, sharpness is not blowing my skirt up.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens but...

J. Smith, Amazon
27 February 2008
  • 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. This is a great lens and if I didn't also own the 70-200mm f4.0L IS Canon lens I would have rated it 5 stars. IMHO the f4 is a better all around carry lens if you don't absolutely have to have the f2.8 aperture.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent lense but having some unsurfaced IS unit problem

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. Many lenses with serial number of UT08XX or earlier, there is phenomenon on the lense surface that you can see numerous "bubble" or "milky way". Newer ones do not have this phenomenon.
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Overall 8
8.0

Take the plunge!

hiptomorr..., Ciao
18 May 2009
  • 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. Along with the lens, you get the lens hood, a nice lens bag for storage and tripod collar mount. Personally, I'm quite comfortable walking around all day with this lens on my camera.
  • Pros: Image Stabilisation, Weather Sealing, Image Quality, Blur Quality, Focal Length, Constant Aperture
  • Cons: Tripod collar mount can only be removed when the lens is off the camera .
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Overall 8
8.0

Nicht astrotauglich

Thomas Gradl "THOMAS", Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • 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. Ich mache öfter Astronomiefotos und hier waren die Sterne bis in die mitte Oval und das Bild hatte eine recht heftige Vignettierung.
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Overall 8
8.0

beautiful, but no IS

L. Biancardi "footoos", Amazon
4 August 2014
  • 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).
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0
Speed performance 8
8.0

Gewoon een heel goed objectief

R. van den Berg, cameranu.nl
31 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Maar dat mag ook wel voor dat geld. Je kunt er haarscherpe foto's mee maken en door het grote diafragma kun je het onderwerp goed isoleren. Dus alles wat je over de goede eigenschappen van dit objectief op internet kunt lezen, klopt wel zo'n beetje. Mijn enige bedenking is dat het objectief 'rammelt'. Als je het zachtjes heen en weer schudt dan lijkt er binnenin iets los te zitten.
  • Pros: Geweldig objectief. Ondanks het tikken van de IS zou ik hem zo weer kopen.
  • Cons: IS maakt tikkend geluid. Doet een beetje goedkoop aan.
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

laxative, objektiivi
23 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Kallis paukku tämäkin oli. Tilattu kersolta ja siksi niin 'matala' hinta. 1150 euroa tuntuu mielestäni sekin inasen liialta tässä putkessa. Kuka sitä rahaa nyhtää Suomeen tavaraa tuodessa kun näistä joutuu 1800e maksamaan? 70-200 f/4L :stä siirryttäessä tuntu kuin ei paljoa rakenne paranisi, mutta parani se kyllä. Kuvista sitä ei huomaa, mutta tää on huomattavasti isompi tapaus.
  • Pros: - Piirto täydellä aukolla aina sinne 135mm saakkka, - Rakenne, - Täysin sääsuojattu suotimen kanssa
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

deepcore, objektiivi
23 December 2013
  • Excerpt: verrattaessa sama F4 putkeen, 2.8:n piirto on "sharp", kun taas F4 piirto on "crisp" uudemman tekniikan ansiosta (kuten EF800mm). F4 kuvia ei tarvitse enää unsharpata tai NIK sharpen filttereitä. 2.8 piirto on sen verran pehmeämpi, että filsut käyttöön..
  • Pros: + asiallinen, + koko, + paino, + linssien laatu, + piirtää 1.4x ja 2.0x jatkeillakin hyvin
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