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EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM

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Item Code: 3044C002AA

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Features

The EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens features an incredibly bright zoom with an f/2.8 maximum aperture that stays constant throughout the zoom range. The EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM's bright image even enhances AF performance, sending more light to more areas of the AF sensor to help facilitate a faster, more accurate focus. Combined with its 8-blade circular aperture, the EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens is engineered to capture dramatic images with gorgeous background blur.

The addition of Canon's Air Sphere Coating (ASC) enhances the EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens's ability to suppress reflections. ASC helps combat aberrations regardless of focal length or the angle of light. This helps provide cleaner photographs with fewer distracting reflective effects in the image.



For consistently sharp results, the EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens features an Optical Image Stabilizer system that provides shake reduction for up to 3.5 shutter speed stops*. This helps provide reliable handheld performance and clear image detail in low-light situations or at lower ISOs.

* Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Testing performed at a focal length of 200mm using the EOS-1D X Mark II digital SLR camera.

To help maintain a clean lens, even after multiple lens changes in sub-optimal conditions, the EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens has a specially designed fluorine coating on its front and rear surfaces. This fluorine coating helps prevent dust, water, oil and other surface residue like fingerprints from sticking to the lens, which facilitates quick and easy wiping, without the use of solvents.

Built to L-Series lens specifications, the EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM not only offers optical excellence but has been enhanced with a highly durable design to perform in even the most challenging environments. It delivers a dust- and water-resistant construction with seals around the mount, switches, zoom ring and more.

To help capture every movement of your subject, the EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens features a fast and near-silent AF system. It uses an inner focusing ring USM (ultrasonic motor) system that works with a high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithms to help deliver precise, lightning-fast performance. For even more refinement, the EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM offers full-time manual focus as well.

The EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens offers complete manual focusing, even when AF is engaged, with a simple twist of the lens's focus ring. Additionally, full-time manual focus means you can achieve and maintain focus manually, which can be especially handy when shooting video or composing still images on an SLR camera's screen.

Befitting Canon's L-series lenses, the EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens features a superb optical formula for high-resolution, high-contrast images throughout its zoom range. It consists of 23 lens elements in 19 groups, including one fluorite and five Ultra Dispersion (UD) elements. The result? A lens of great clarity and fidelity that helps render sharp, beautifully detailed images with minimal distortion.

With a minimum focusing distance of approx. 3.9 ft./1.2m, the EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens helps enable operation close to the subject, perfect for intimate portraits, headshots and detail work. For instance, at its minimum focus distance and zoomed to 200mm, the maximum magnification is 0.21x, meaning you can fill the frame with a subject 6.7 x 4.5 in. (approx. 170 x 114mm) in size.

Specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture

70-200mm f/2.8

Lens Construction

23 elements in 19 groups

Diagonal Angle of View

34° - 12°

Focus Adjustment

AF with full-time manual

Closest Focusing Distance

3.94 ft. / 1.2m

Filter Size

77mm

Max. Diameter x Length, Weight

Φ3.5 x 7.8 in., approx. 3.17 lbs. / Φ88.8 x 199mm, approx. 1440g

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store

 

 

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MTF Charts

A Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) chart measures a lens’ expected optical performance at the center of the picture area and measures repeatedly along the diagonal line, further and further toward the corners of the image. The higher a curve is shown on the chart, the better the lens is performing in the area the chart is measuring. As a curve moves from left to right, it displays the lens' results from center towards the corners. For more information on understanding how to read Canon Lens MTF charts, please click here.

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM MTF Wide Chart

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM MTF Tele Chart


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Articles

What's New: Two Updated L-series 70-200mm Lenses
Read more about the improved performance and optical refinements found in the new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens and EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lens in an article on the Canon Digital Learning Center, written by our own Rudy Winston.

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Videos

New EF 70-200mm Lenses Provide Improved Performance and Results

Discover the benefits of improvements found in the new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lenses as explained by Canon U.S.A.'s Rudy Winston.

Canon EF 101: A Beginner's Guide

Canon offers a wide range of EF lenses and lens accessories. In this 9 part video series you'll learn all about lens basics and the various lenses available from your host, Canon expert Jon Lorentz.

Canon EF 101: Lens Basics

Take a quick and informative first step into the world of lenses with Canon expert Jon Lorentz, providing insight into the type of lenses available, helpful tips and more.

Canon EF 101: Telephoto Lenses

Telephoto lenses let you get close in on a subject. Canon expert Jon Lorentz shows you how to get the most out of your Canon telephoto lenses.

Canon EF 101: Lens Accessories

Canon expert Jon Lorentz takes a look at some lens accessories including lens hoods, filters, extenders and more and how to care for them.

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Sample Images

Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed) 5 sec.
Av (Aperture Value) f/5.6
ISO Speed 100
Lens EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM
White Balance Tungsten
Picture Style Landscape
Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/100
Av (Aperture Value) f/2.8
ISO Speed 400
Lens EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM
White Balance Auto (Ambience priority)
Picture Style Portrait
Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/2500
Av (Aperture Value) f/2.8
ISO Speed 6400
Lens EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM
White Balance Auto (Ambience priority)
Picture Style Standard

* ISO speed based on recommended exposure index.


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DISCLAIMERS


* Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Testing performed at a focal length of 200mm using the EOS-1D X Mark II digital SLR camera.

† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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