The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM lens features a redesigned optical system that delivers incredible results. A high-performance fluorite element is combined with 5 ultra-low dispersion (UD) elements to reduce chromatic aberration and producing high-contrast, sharp images. An inbuilt Image Stabiliser mechanism reduces the effect of camera shake in lower light environments.
Key Features: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens
High-performance, L-series telephoto zoom lens
Suited to sport, wildlife and portrait
Bright F/2.8 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
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.
Canon’s 4-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 4 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. 5 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.
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.
Aperture Blades 8
Autofocus Motor USM
Enlargement Ratio 1:4.8
Filter Thread Size (mm) 77
Focal Length – Tele (mm) 200
Focal Length – Wide (mm) 70
Focal Mechanism Internal Focusing
Hood Model ET-87
Included Accessories Lens hood, Lens case, Ring-Type Tripod Collar B (W)
Lens Mount Canon EF
Lens Type Telephoto Zoom
Manual Focus Switching Yes
Maximum Aperture – Tele 2.8
Maximum Aperture – Wide 2.8
Minimum Aperture 32
Number of Lens Elements 23
Number of Lens Groups 19
Sensor Format Full Frame
Size (mm) 89 x 199 mm
Weight (g) 1490
MF switch Yes
Minimum Focus Distance (m) 1.2