Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS II USM Lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS II USM Lens

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Key Features:
High-performance, L-series telephoto zoom lens
Suited to sport, wildlife and portrait
Bright F2.8 aperture
4-stop Image Stabiliser
USM provides quick, quiet focusing
Revised optical design: fluorite element and UD elements
Minimum focusing distance: 1.2m
Maximum magnification: 0.21x (1/4.8)
Rugged design: water and dust resistant
Wider focusing ring
77mm filter thread
Canon EF mount
Improving upon one of the most celebrated lenses in the Canon EF line is no easy feat, but Canon has done just that. The all-new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM increases the speed, performance and optical quality of the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM while maintaining all of the characteristics that have made it a legend for professionals and advanced amateurs alike. The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM features one fluorite and five UD elements for increased optical quality and reduced chromatic aberration. It has a minimum focusing distance of 1.2m/3.9 ft. at all zoom settings, which is useful for photographers in smaller spaces trying to get closer to a subject. It features a next-generation Optical Image Stabilizer, providing up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths. And as with all L-series lenses, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is dust- and moisture-resistant and designed for use in the challenging environments typical of rigorous professional use.

L-series quality
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.

Fast, constant maximum aperture
Shoot hand held in low light conditions thanks to a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, which stays constant throughout the zoom range. Such an aperture also gives a photographer control over depth of field.

Image Stabilizer
Canon’s four-stop Image Stabilizer (IS) makes the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM ideal for shooting in low light conditions when using a tripod is not possible. The IS system allows shutter speeds up to four stops slower than normal to be used without causing image blur.

Fluorite and ultra-low dispersion (UD) lens elements
The lens features elements made from fluorite, which reduce chromatic aberration. Five UD (ultra-low dispersion) elements are used to ensure high contrast and natural colour reproduction throughout the zoom range.

Smooth background blur
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.

Ultrasonic focusing
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

The lens is supplied as standard with the ET-87 lens hood to prevent glare affecting images, as well as a removable tripod mount and soft case.
Attribute Value
Lens Type:Telephoto Zoom
Focal length - wide (mm):70
Focal length - tele (mm):200
Max aperture - wide:2.8
Max aperture - tele:2.8
Minimum aperture:32
Minimum focus distance (m):1.2
Image stabilisation:Yes
Sensor format:Full Frame
Lens mount:Canon EF
Lens elements:23
Lens groups:19
Aperture blades:8
Filter thread (mm):77
Enlargement Ratio:1:4.8
Autofocus motor:USM
Focus mechanism:Internal Focusing
MF switch:Yes
Size:89 x 199 mm
Weight (g):1490
Hood model:ET-87

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