Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Review
20 May 2014
Summary: After around a year of using this lens I must say it is one of my favorites. Though it is a larger and heavier lens to hold, having the one stop faster aperture than the f/4 variants is completely worth it. I am able to shoot at ISOs half of what I would normally and can reap the rewards of better bokeh on top of that! The only real fault I can think of for this lens is its weight, but it is to be expected due to the tank like build quality.
Excerpt: The 70-200mm L lens family shows many genetic similarities aside from their obvious focal length range similarity. Top notch image quality with build quality to match is at the top of the list. All have constant wide apertures (f/2.8 or f/4) over their entire zoom range. All feature fast , quiet and accurate autofocusing benefiting from Ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) and internal-focusing.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L - Full Format Review / Test Report
13 October 2009
Conclusion: The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L may be one of the oldest lenses in the Canon lineup by now but it is still an impressive one. The produced images are very sharp at all focal length across the relevant aperture range. The high resolution is also supported by low lateral CAs. You will notice some vignetting at max. aperture but this is about in line to what we've seen from other lenses in this class here.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L - Review / Test Report
16 June 2008
Conclusion: Very similar to its IS enabled cousin the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L is an impressive piece of lens with superb build quality combined with an optical performance which is, in fact, slightly better than in the rest of the family and comparable to the best fix-focals in its range. So if you can live without IS (which is, however, darn attractive in its 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS incarnation) there're still good reasons to go for this superb lens!