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

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.
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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.
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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.
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Overall 8
8.0

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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 10
10
Performance 10
10
Overall quality 10
10

A must for a serious amateur

Glen Foster, Photo answers
22 July 2009
  • 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.
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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.
  • 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

Four Stars

Customer, Amazon
8 April 2009
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Performance 10
10
Overall quality 10
10

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

somethinstupid, Photo answers
20 August 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 10
10

Superb lens

Julia_E, Photo answers
19 February 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nicht astrotauglich

Thomas Gradl "THOMAS", Amazon
4 December 2014
  • 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.
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