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8.8 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. 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

Excellent lense but having some unsurfaced IS unit problem

Scott S., Amazon
27 March 2008
  • 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

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
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. Now having spent the money on the lens I have to work and save hard for the 5D MK II!
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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. The only limitation that I have found is that images taken at Minimum Focus Distance at 200mm and f/2.8 are slightly soft when examined at 100% in Photoshop - although they look fine in print.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
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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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