Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
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Irmanator9, B&H Photo
25 September 2014
Excerpt: I'm an amateur photographer. I have a Canon EOS T2i camera that I received for Christmas two years ago. I volunteered to take photos at my son's football games. He's 11 years old and he plays during the day. I was using a Canon 18-200 mm lens at first. It worked fine, so I thought. Two people recommended the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM (no image stabilizer) to me. I debated for two weeks.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Thought I may be able to use this lens as a general purpose lens but it is too heavy and I need the ability to be closer than the 70mm allows. The pictures I took outside turned out very nice. It did not do too well at a distance when inside. I am new to both the camera and my lens so it will prob get better!
Excerpt: My low light shooting is limited so I didn't order the IS version. The first thing I did though was to take some pictures, hand held, of my dogs in a dimly lit room. I could hardly believe how amazing the pictures came out. Next shoot was from my kayak, again amazing results. A very sharp lens, high quality construction and the weight is not an issue for me compared to my older Sigma 80-400 monster.Great price and great service from B&H, love the free expidited shipping!
Summary: On a full frame this makes a great portrait lens as well as a sports/nature/BIF lens, as 70mm I find to be the most useful in the studio. Keep in mind it is not an IS so keep it on a tripod below 1/500. Also, the IS version is weather sealed but this one is not...
Pros: Clarity, bokeh, fast lens, L glass, very little barrel distortion or chromatic aberration.
Excerpt: I am an amateur photographer enthusiast. I new this would me take my photographs to the next level and it did just that. Although I still have a ways to go. The lens was just as promised. At first it was a bit bulky but that quickly went away. Now I'm no expert by any means. But this thing is fast and smooth!! Definitely worth the money even if you are not a pro, but want to look like one. I would highly recommend this lens to anyone.
Excerpt: I'm a sports/lifestyle photographer and I've saved up a long time for this lens - and it was so worth it. Very sharp and durable lens. I also shoot video so I didn't need IS, thus I did not go for the newer model.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great for Video, Nice Bokeh