Improving upon one of the most celebrated lenses in the Canon EF line is no easy feat, but Canon has done just that. The 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.
L series quality
As the most popular lens of many professional photographers, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM matches Canon's highest standards of L-series optics, build quality, reliability and operability. An improved robust construction includes dust and moisture resistant seals to protect against harshest weather conditions.
With a fast /2.8 aperture shooting in low light conditions is possible. This high speed aperture can also be used to ensure a shallow depth of field making the subject stand out against a cluttered background.
Featuring Canon's 4-stop Image Stabilizer (IS), making the lens ideal for low light conditions when a tripod can't be used. The Image Stabilizer system allows shutter speeds of up to 4 stops slower than normal to be used without causing image blur.
Fluorite and ultra low dispersion (UD) lens element for the highest image quality
Featuring a lens element made from Canon's unique high performance Fluorite, chromatic aberration is minimized. As well as the use of Fluorite, 5 UD elements are also used to ensure excellent image quality, high contrast and natural color reproduction throughout the zoom range.
Fast silent auto focusProduct Highlights
Using a ring type USM (Ultrasonic Motor) and AF algorithm to drive the high speed auto focus with ultra quiet operation. Full time mechanical manual focus override is also available without having to switch out of AF. The minimum focusing distance has been reduced to 1.2m allowing photographers to stand closer to the action.
- Beautiful background blur with 8 blade circular aperture