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.
Finally got it!
After five years of Web-Window shopping I finally got this 70-200 lens! At first I was somewhat deceived as my pictures where not as clear as I had expected. But as I got more and more use to this new lens, the better the pictures became.
So basically when you start out with this lens it takes a bit of getting use to it!! 2.8F gives me the extra edge from 4F in order to be able to do clear pictures without having to compensate with other functions. I do not wish to repeat all that has been said is provisos reviews about this lens, it is truly a great piece of equipment, you feel the quality build and when its mounted on your camera you know the output will be upscale. Beware, its a heavy lens to carry around. On trips, it is a huge consideration. Handling it becomes somewhat of a challenge because of its size and weight, handling it is almost a work out. I rented one before spending the huge dollars and decided this lens was for me, and I do not regret it. When you gear your camera body to full servo with high shutter speed, this lens quicks butt! Its a work horse with the finesse and speed of a leopard!! Love this lens and strongly recommend it.
April 26, 2014
THE BEST Lens in the world
I can’t believe what I can do with this lens.
It's best to buy a lens that photographers can.
This lens is made with the highest quality images for a perfect shot you can.
February 24, 2014
Best L Lens...ever!
This is the best lens I have ever used in 20+ years as a Canon user. I use this lens more than any lens in my collection! Everything is great about this lens. If you can...Just go buy it!
January 28, 2014
The BEST "L" lens on the market
I upgraded my Digital Rebel to an EOS 7D and was taking many a photographs of both of my sons playing different sport and family and friend get togethers, Night time shots, Landscape, wildlife and every now and then just shots of my dogs playing!!!! I thought my pictures came out really well with the lens that I had owned with the Rebel, boy oh boy, what a difference a lens makes!!!!!!!! After reading reviews on the Canon website, fantastic and really helpful reviews by the way, the review on PhotoPlus, great magazine for Canon users, and a very glowing recommendation from my cousin who is a top notch and successful wedding photographer, and owns the MK I of this lens, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM lens and to this day, I have absolutely, and I do mean ABSOLUTELY NO REGRET spending the cash for this fantastic awesome lens. Taking action shots with this lens is so awesome, quick auto focus, sharp shots and even panning shots when they run, I could not have gotten a better lens. When my kids go swimming and jump off of the diving board, I use a fast shutter speed and get the splash after firing off about 16 shots in 2 seconds, The 70-200 catches everything!!! Indoor games where flash is not allowed, with the f/2.8, who needs a flash. Night time photos of the sky and moon, I have got some really cool shots and made even better with HDR software. I HAD an EF-S 18-200mm as an everyday lens but in reality, the 70-200mm has never been taken off of the 7D, it isn't as heavy as some folks say it is, I have a sling strap and is much more comfortable than around the neck. I like the fact this lens focus is all internal and not a push pull design, one of the reasons I did not get the 100-400mm or 28-300mm "L" series lens, even though they getter longer focal lengths than the MK II 70-200mm. Great build quality on this lens and I am hooked on any and all "L" series lens!!!! I am saving up for another "L" series, most likely the 24-105mm, but that is a different story. Back to this lens, there is no downside to this great lens, I recommend this lens to anybody for any occasion, you will not be sorry!!!!
November 7, 2013