www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Canon-ef-70-200mm-f-2-8l-usm.299259
9.1 out of 10

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2. Read more

Great Deal: $1,299.00

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

Showing 1-7 of 7
Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

sorry I even bought it

equestrian13, Canon
6 November 2013
  • Conclusion: From the time I have upgraded to this lens, There have been many instances where pictures will come out either fantastic or heavily flawed by being blurry and not focused at all. It took me a while to upgrade because it was a large jump from the rebel t3i and its corresponding lens to a 7d and this lens. i use this lens for action photography involving horses and I am having a serious problem with the auto focus.
  • Pros: good at night, works in sun
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images, heavy, not sharp photos
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

"Too much whiz and not enough bang"

Student at large, buydig.com
24 June 2013
  • Summary: Mostly outdoors. I have been able to get some good shots(pictures) but I've got a learning curve to work on.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 10
10
Overall quality 6
6.0

Disappointed

RocCityPhoto, Canon
16 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Considering the amount of money this lens cost, I was surprisingly disappointed with the quality of image it produces. When you expand your image to 100%, details are blurry. There are exceptions. Shooting portraits at a distance of 15-25 feet produces great results. Shoot a bird 50 feet away, it's blurry every time. I've tried using a tripod, different camera body, same results. Other than that, I think it's a super lens.
  • Pros: f2.8, durable (i think), it focuses fast
  • Cons: lack of sharp image
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

reliability problem

emrexpert, Ritz Camera
5 September 2007
  • Excerpt: I have always been very happy with Canon products. I own a Mark IIDs, Rebel xti (20D and 60D sold) and just got the 40D. This lens had to be sent back twice for intermittent failure to communicate with the camera. Now, after 6 months, it is starting to act up again.
  • Pros: Sharp Focus
  • Cons: reliability
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

reliability problem

emrexpert, Ritz Camera
5 September 2007
  • Conclusion: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros: Sharp Focus
  • Cons: reliability
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

reliability problem

emrexpert, WolfCamera.com
5 September 2007
  • Conclusion: I have always been very happy with Canon products. I own a Mark IIDs, Rebel xti (20D and 60D sold) and just got the 40D. This lens had to be sent back twice for intermittent failure to communicate with the camera. Now, after 6 months, it is starting to act up again.
  • Pros: Sharp Focus
  • Cons: reliability
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Too much hype

L. Harker, Amazon
28 December 2009
  • Summary: After doing my research on this product it seemed like the holy grail of lenses, and that purchasing it would make my life complete, what it actually is, is a way overpriced but well made lens that Canon have managed to make highly desirable. It has such a draw that it is almost worth buying as a good investment, second hand prices remain high and public respect is its biggest asset.
  • Read full review