Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM is an Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Canon EF mount cameras.Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM was replaced with Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM. Follow the link to read our comparison of these lenses: Compare Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM vs Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM
Lenses in Canon EF Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM is a member of Canon's EF L series of lenses. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
EF L Series Lenses in Canon EF Mount
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM is compatible with cameras that have Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM has a focal range of 70-200mm and 2.9X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 112 - 320mm.
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM is compatible with the Teleconverter lenses below:
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM Focal Range and Aperture Change with Teleconverter
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM with a weather sealed camera body such as Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compare to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.17x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.4m. 0.17x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 70mm all the way to the 200mm .
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM's optical formula consists of 23 elements in 18 groups . Special elements used in this design is 4 UD lens elements.
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is ET-86.
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM is available in Grey and Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM
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