Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is one of five and the most prominent lenses in the Canon’s telephoto zoom lens lineup. Introduced in August 2001, the lens is suitable for portrait, press, outdoor, general wildlife and sports photography. The 70-200mm zoom lens has high contrast visual capability, high – resolution, and moisture – and dust resistance that make it the most vigorous and advanced lens in Canon series. Combining a very valuable focal length range of 70-200mm with proficient build quality, superb image quality, tremendous autofocus performance, precious 3 – stop Image Stabilization (IS) and a hasty aperture that make the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens unique and affordable for fresher and specialized photographers. The lens performs well from the corners with a full frame body. Using 8 circular diaphragm blades, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens provides an excellent background / foreground blur quality.

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens features 18 groups containing 23 elements including 4 UD (Ultra – low dispersion) glass elements to reduce chromatic aberration. The lens comes with a removable tripod mount. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens utilizes a ring type USM (Ultra Sonic Motor) technology to get quiet, fast and almost silent autofocus. FTM (full time manual) focusing is allowed which is very quick and smooth. The lens has the maximum and minimum aperture of f/2.8 and f/32 respectively and accepts filter size of 77 mm. The Canon’s EF mount can be used with APS – C DSLR and 35 mm full – frame cameras. The lens has an average weight of 1.47 kg / 51.9 oz and it measures 86.2 mm / 3.4 inches in diameter and 197 mm / 7.8 inches in length. The front element of the lens does not rotate so there is no problem to use polarizing filters. The focus limiter switch is available to improve AF system performance.

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is comparable to the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM lens in terms of optical quality and performance. The Canon’s telephoto zoom lens features 2nd generation 3 – stops optical Image Stabilization technology that corrects all kind of camera shakes. The lens is compatible with EF 25 II extension tubes and EF 12 II extension tubes. The lens has higher maximum magnification of 0.17x and shorter closest focusing distance of 1.3 m / 4.3 ft than its previous non – IS version Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L lens. The build quality is pretty awesome. The high quality plastic is used in outer barrel of the lens with metal mount. The f/2.8 zoom lens is also compatible with Canon EOS DSLR cameras and Canon’s EF 1.4x II Extender.

Specifications of Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens:-


  • Name – Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS USM lens
  •  Releasing Date – August, 2001
  • Lens type – telephoto zoom lens
  • Camera Mount type  – Canon EF
  • Image circle – 35 mm
  • Focus detail – Ring – type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) with full time manual focus, internal focusing
  • Features – Image stabilization, autofocus, tripod collar
  • Focal length range – 70mm – 200mm
  • Image Stabilization – 3 stops at .17x magnification
  • Dimensions – 86.2mm (diameter) x 197 mm (length) / 3.4 inches x 7.8 inches
  • Minimum aperture – f/32
  • Maximum aperture – f/2.8
  • Number of diaphragm blades – 8 (rounded)
  • Lens composition – 23 elements in 18 groups, including 4 UD (ultra – low dispersion) lens element
  • Weight – 51.9 oz (1.47 kg)
  • Max length at full extension – 8.06 inches
  • Horizontal angle of view – 29° – 10°
  • Diagonal angle of view – 34° – 12°
  • Vertical angle of view – 19°30′ – 7°
  • APS Equivalent – 112 – 320mm
  • Filter Size – 77 mm
  • Lens Hood – ET – 86

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