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Quick OverviewBrand - Canon
|Model||Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF|
|Viewing Angle||34 degree - 12 degree|
|Motor Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Minimum Focus||1.20 m (47.24|
|Max. Format size||35mm FF|
|Length||199 mm (7.83|
|Focal Length Ranges||Telephoto|
|Filter Size||77 mm|
|Announced||Jan 5, 2010|
|Aperture Notes||Rounded Diaphragm|
|Compatible With||Canon eos 5D Mark ii, 5D Mark iii, 5D Mark IV, And All Full Frame Body And Canon eos 1200D, 1300D, 1500D, 3000D, 4000D, 600D, 650D, 700, 750D, 760D, 800D, 8000D, 60D, 70D, 80D|
|Diameter||89 mm (3.5|
|Focal Length||70-200 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm||8|
The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is a workhorse telephoto zoom lens designed for professional use. It has a rugged durable design, a four-stop Image Stabilizer and specialised lens elements.
Take a look at a more detailed look into the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Brand - Canon, Model - Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, Lens Type - Zoom lens, Focal Length - 70-200 mm, Focal Length Ranges - Telephoto, Lens Mount - Canon EF, Max Format size - 35mm FF, Maximum Aperture - F2.8, Minimum Aperture - F32, Aperture Ring - No, Number of Diaphragm - 8, Aperture Notes - Rounded Diaphragm, Optic Elements - 23, Optic Groups - 19, Minimum Focus - 1.20 m (47.24"), Maximum Magnification - 0.21x, Autofocus - Yes, Motor Type - Ring-type ultrasonic, Filter Size - 77 mm, Compatible With - Canon eos 5D Mark ii, 5D Mark iii, 5D Mark IV, And All Full Frame Body And Canon eos 1200D, 1300D, 1500D, 3000D, 4000D, 600D, 650D, 700, 750D, 760D, 800D, 8000D, 60D, 70D, 80D, Weight - 1490gm, Diameter - 89 mm (3.5"), Length - 199 mm (7.83"), Colour - Grey and Black, Announced - Jan 5, 2010, Viewing Angle - 34degree - 12degree, Warranty - 1 year
If you recently purchased your first DSLR or mirrorless camera, you probably know it won’t reach its true potential unless you add a few lenses to your basket. Your DSLR purchase could turn into wastage of money if you don’t ever replace the kit lens that came with the camera. Invest in a new lens will certainly bring a huge boost to image quality. Buying a new lens could be intimidating, as you must dive deep into the world of lenses for making an informed purchase. We can always consult with our experts at Ryans either online or physically visiting your nearby Ryans showroom. However, this article aims to help you out with building a greater understanding of lenses.
There are five different parameters that you need to take into consideration while purchasing a lens for your camera. Let’s take a closer look at all these parameters one by one.
Lens Speed is the first thing you need to take into account while purchasing a lens for your DSLR. Lens Speed describes the maximum aperture of the lens. Aperture is a hole within a lens, which allows light to travel into the camera sensor. You can shrink or enlarge the size of the aperture to allow more or less light to reach your camera sensor. It is described as a number with the letter F next to it. The smaller the number the larger the hole and more light can get passed at a time. This means that the shutter speed can be quicker and means the lens is faster.
The maximum aperture of a camera will help you work out several things.
A fast lens for instance with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 is capable of taking shots in a lot darker places than a lens with a maximum aperture of f/4 or f/5.6.
A faster lens will also allow you to take pictures of moving subjects and freeze them better.
Faster lenses let you have a shallower depth of field. This means that when you’re focusing upon a subject the foreground and background will be blurrier. Of course, having a very fast lens means that this can make focusing trickier as your depth of field is very shallow. Of course, you can shoot at a smaller aperture with a fast lens to make your depth of field deeper.
Faster lenses will help with your flash photography too as they capture more ambient light.
Focal length allows you to change the perspective of your shot without having any movement. A shorter focal length, like a 24mm one, will allow you to capture a wider slice of the scene. On the other hand, a longer focal length, such as a 200mm, allows you to get closer to the action. That’s why longer lenses are used for capturing distant objects and shorter lenses are good for capturing landscapes. The focal length of a lens tells you how much it will magnify your subject when photographing it. It will also tell you what kind of angle of view you’ll get.
This is the measurement between the end of your lens and the nearest point that it can focus. It’s particularly useful to know if you’re interested in Macro or close up photography.
Many mirrorless cameras have image stabilization built into the body to help eliminate camera shake. However, this feature is quite rare in DSLRs. If you want stabilization on a camera that doesn’t have it built-in, you have to buy a lens that comes with this feature. Manufacturers use various tags to denote this feature, from Canon’s IS (Image Stabilization) to Nikon’s VR (Vibration Reduction) to Sony’s OSS (Optical Steady Shot).
Stabilization isn’t always necessary for still photography — shooting at a fast shutter speed will also keep things nice and sharp. However, when working in low light at slow shutter speeds, shooting video in any conditions, or using a very long focal length, stabilization is very important. Stabilization is more common in zoom lenses, less so on primes where the wider apertures let you shoot faster shutter speeds.