Canon EF 70–200mm lens

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Canon EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS II USM with lens hood

The EF 70–200mm lenses are a group of telephoto zoom full-frame lens made by Canon Inc. The lenses have an EF mount to work with the EOS line of cameras.

The lens comes in seven different versions, all of which have fixed maximum aperture at all focal lengths, and are L-series lenses.

The f/4 USM, the least expensive L-series lens Canon makes, is popular among weight-sensitive landscape photographers and hobbyists who want L lens quality without spending thousands of dollars. The f/2.8 versions are popular among event photographers and photojournalists where the lens's lower light capabilities are required. Some portrait photographers also prefer this lens because the fast aperture produces more background blur and bokeh. On 7 June 2018 the new f/4L IS II USM was announced.

The non-IS f/2.8 version was released in 1995 and replaced the EF 80–200mm f/2.8L. The IS version lenses use eight-bladed, circular diaphragms which maintain a nearly circular aperture when stopped down by up to two stops. The f/2.8 and f/4.0 image-stabilized versions also feature weather sealing when mated to a weather-sealed camera to such as the Canon EOS 1D-series bodies.[12][13] These lenses are compatible with the Canon Extender EF teleconverters. Due to its internal zooming mechanism, the lens does not creep or zoom when pointed downward. On 7 June 2018 the new f/2.8L IS III USM was announced.

Crop factor[edit]

When used with a Canon APS-C (1.6x crop) DSLR camera or APS-H (1.3x crop), the field of view of this lens is equivalent to a 112–320mm on an APS-C sensor, or 91–260mm on an APS-H sensor. This is due to the crop factor inherent with APS-C or APS-H (crop) sensor digital SLR cameras.

Switches[edit]

A frequently pointed-out problem with this lens is the placement of the IS and AF switches, which make them prone to accidental flipping during hand-held shooting. Some photographers solve this by covering the buttons with a piece of gaffer tape. In recognition of this issue, the most recent of these lenses (the f/4L IS USM model and recent f/2.8L IS USM lenses) uses switches designed to reduce the incidence of accidental switch activation.[14]

Specifications[edit]

Attribute f/2.8L IS III USM f/2.8L IS II USM f/2.8L IS USM f/2.8L USM f/4L IS II USM f/4L IS USM f/4L USM
Image Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM, 2013 November - 2.jpg Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM.jpg Canon EF 70-200mm.jpg Canon EF 70-200mm f4 IS USM.jpg Canon EF 70-200mm f4L USM.jpg
Key features
Image stabilizer Yes Yes, 3rd generation (3.5 stops) Yes Yes, 3rd generation (3.5 stops) Yes Yes, 2nd generation (3 stops) No No Yes Yes, 4th generation (5 stops) Yes Yes, 3rd generation (4 stops) No No
Environmental Sealing Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Ultrasonic Motor Yes Yes
L-series Yes Yes
Diffractive Optics No No
Macro No No
Technical data
Maximum aperture f/2.8 f/4.0
Minimum aperture f/32
Horizontal viewing angle 29° – 10°
Vertical viewing angle 19°30' – 7°
Diagonal viewing angle 34° – 12°
Groups/elements 19/23 18/23 15/18 15/20 13/16
# of diaphragm blades 8 circular aperture 8 9 circular aperture 8
Closest focusing distance 1.2 m (3.9 ft) 1.4 m (4.6 ft) 1.5 m (4.9 ft) 1.0 m (3.3 ft) 1.2 m (3.9 ft)
Maximum Magnification .21× .17× .16× .27× .21×
Physical data
Weight 1,480 g (3.26 lb) 1,490 g (3.28 lb) 1,470 g (3.24 lb) 1,310 g (2.89 lb) 780 g (1.72 lb) 760 g (1.68 lb) 705 g (1.554 lb)
Maximum diameter 89 mm (3.5 in) 86 mm (3.4 in) 85 mm (3.3 in) 80 mm (3.1 in) 76 mm (3.0 in)
Length 199 mm (7.8 in) 197 mm (7.8 in) 197 mm (7.8 in) 194 mm (7.6 in) 176 mm (6.9 in) 172 mm (6.8 in)
Filter diameter 77 mm 72 mm 67 mm
Accessories
Lens hood Tulip-shaped (ET-87) Tulip-shaped (ET-86) Tulip-shaped (ET-83II) ET-78B Cylindrical (ET-74)
Retail information
Release date August 2018 April 2010 September 2001 March 1995 June 2018 November 2006 September 1999
Currently in production? Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
MSRP US$ $2,099.00 $2,099.00 $1,999.00 $1,349.00 $1,299.00 $1,199.00 $649.99

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM". dpreview.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  2. ^ Alexander, Andrew (2010-06-21). "Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM". imaging-resource.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  3. ^ "Canon legt zwei Zoom-Klassiker der beliebten L-Serie neu auflast=". canon.de. 2018-06-07. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  4. ^ "Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM". dpreview.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  5. ^ Alexander, Andrew (2009-09-09). "Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM". imaging-resource.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  6. ^ "Canon legt zwei Zoom-Klassiker der beliebten L-Serie neu auflast=". canon.de. 2018-06-07. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  7. ^ Cicala, Roger (2016-03-28). "Just the Lenses: The 70-200mm f/4 Comparison". lensrentals.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  8. ^ "Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM". dpreview.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  9. ^ Etchells, Dave. "Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM". imaging-resource.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  10. ^ "Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM". dpreview.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  11. ^ "Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM". imaging-resource.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  12. ^ Carnathan, Bryan. "Canon EF 70–200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens Review". The-Digital-Picture.com. Retrieved 10 September 2011. Unlike its IS sibling, the Canon EF 70–200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens is not fully weather-sealed — Extra caution will need to be taken in wet conditions.
  13. ^ Carnathan, Bryan. "Canon EF 70–200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Review". The-Digital-Picture.com. Retrieved 10 September 2011. The Canon EF 70–200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens is the second lens in the Canon 70–200mm L lens family to sport weather sealing (the f/2.8 IS is the first).
  14. ^ "Canon EF 70-200mm 1:2.8 L IS II USM review". DPReview. Retrieved 2018-02-11.

External links[edit]

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