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

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
alaAverage 4.8

1064 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1064 reviews of Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The usability is also appreciated, whereas the size and price get less positive comments.

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price, size

On average, users rate this product 96/100 and experts rate this product 95/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability and design. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the size.

price, usability, design, reliability

size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR CamerasCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Dec, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

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

 

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens is the go-to telezoom for many a pro shooter; its excellent optics make it a clear Editors' Choice.

Sharp from edge to edge. Optically stabilized. Constant f/2.8 aperture. Includes hood and tripod collar.

Sharp from edge to edge. Optically stabilized. Constant f/2.8 aperture. Includes hood and tripod collar. ; Some distortion at 70mm. Heavy. Expensive.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

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

 

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens delivers impressive image quality, focuses accurately very fast and has top-of-the-line build quality, 4-stop Image Stabilization,weather sealing and a very useful focal length range.This is now my favorite...

Mar, 2010

GOLD AWARD!

Expert review by: Andy Westlake (dpreview.com)

Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review

 

The EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USM was announced in January 2010 as a replacement for Canon's fast image-stabilized telephoto zoom, the EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM, which dates from 2001. With the rapid increase in SLR sensor pixel counts placing lenses'...

Exceptional image quality ; Superb build quality, including dust- and water-sealing ; Highly effective image stabilization ; Excellent autofocus and manual override

Relatively harsh rendition of out-of-focus areas of the image ; Somewhat susceptible to flare with direct light sources in or close to the frame ; Inconvenient design of tripod mount ring (can't be detached without taking lens off camera)

The Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USM comes as a welcome update for Canon's professional fast telephoto zoom. While we liked the old version when we reviewed it two years ago, the rapid increase in pixel count on the latest generations of cameras...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Dan Havlik (pdngearguide.com)

Lens Review: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

 

Canon's latest workhorse zoom lens for professionals is a real thoroughbred.

Improved Optical Image Stabilizer lets you hand-hold lens at slower shutter speeds while getting sharp results; excellent sharpness overall; fluorite and UD glass elements nearly eliminate chromatic aberrations; fast and quiet autofocus; wider focus...

Previous lens is still a very solid option; heavy; expensive

If there’s anything I can say against buying the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM it’s that there’s a reason the previous lens was in Canon’s line-up for so long. The older 70-200mm f/2.8 is an excellent piece of glass and the type of workhorse that’s hard...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Webmaster (digitalphotographygear.com)

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Review

 

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II telephoto zoom lens is a revision of the legendary 70-200mm f/2.8L IS. Professionals and many amateurs have long turned to the Canon “L series” and specifically the Canon 70-200mm

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: George Schaub (shutterbug.com)

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

 

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens: A variety of switches on the barrel allow for range delimiting, AF/MF operation, up to 4-stop image stabilization and IS mode selection. Perhaps the most versatile of all moderate tele zoom focal lengths, the 70-200mm or...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Ken Rockwell (kenrockwell.com)

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II Review

 

The Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II is a favorite lens of thousands of professional photographers because of its fabulous optics, instant autofocus and tough mechanics.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: dcworld (digitalcameraworld.com)

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

 

The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM is a classic – dating back to 1995, and it's still going strong.

This is a superb lens, providing some good improvements over its predecessor. The 70-200mm f/2.8 is a must-have lens for many pro photographers, and few would risk their reputation by opting for the cheaper non-IS version. The Mark II IS lens is...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Darren Rowse (digital-photography-school.com)

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

 

Today Canon have released an updated version of this very popular lens – a Mark II version.

Expert review by: Chris George (techradar.com)

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

 

Canon has just updated one of its golden oldie pro lenses. But will the new £2,800 price tag hit a bum note?

Great image quality ; IS stabilization ; Flexible

Not cheap

Simply a must have for pro photographers who want to get the best shots possible

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon / Canon EF / EF-S
Product Type:Telephoto Zoom Lens
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras
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