Focal length range of 70-200mm
Maximum constant aperture of f/2.8
One fluorite element, five Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) elements
Four stops of image stabilization
23 lens elements arranged in 19 groups
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is an easy to handle telephoto zoom lens that deserves a spot in your camera bag. The 70-200mm focal length is versatile and can be used when shooting portraits, sports, landscapes, wildlife, and more. This lens is perfect for the photographer looking for high performance, elevated speed and beautiful optical quality. The Canon EF 70-200mm has a minimum focus distance of 3.9 feet (1.2m) and is ideal for shooting at distance using the zoom. This ergonomic lens features a constant f/2.8 aperture across the zoom range so that you can shoot even in poor indoor light. The fast aperture also provides a pleasant out of focus bokeh for portraits or creative use. For the photographer who demands more, this lens produces sharp images at any zoom level.
This EF lens is made up using 23 elements in 19 groups. One fluorite and five ultra-low dispersion optical elements work together to ensure chromatic aberration is minimized along with ghosting and flare. Canon has taken durability into account while designing this lens to ensure you’re not without your breadwinner lens. The lens is dust and moisture resistant with weather seals on external controls. Canon also designed all external controls to be unobtrusive so settings aren’t changed by mistake when something bumps into the lens. A finely patterned rubber focus grip will ensure you don’t lose grip in a pinch. This lens also comes with a rotatable, removable tripod collar for balanced mounting.
A ring-type ultrasonic autofocus motor combined with a CPU and optimized autofocus algorithm make autofocus fast, accurate, and quiet. The focus ring allows you to adjust focus even when the AF is on, allowing you to fine tune and take creative control. A focus range limiter has been included on this lens that allows for quicker focus, the two ranges are 3.9’ to infinity and 8.2’ to infinity.
This popular lens features image stabilization that gives you up to 4 stops of image stabilization for blur free shots even when hand holding the lens. There are 2 available modes: one is for general shooting while the other corrects for up and down motion when panning to follow moving subjects.
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
23 elements in 19 groups (1 Fluorite and 5 UD elements)
Diagonal Angle of View
34° - 12°
Inner focusing system with USM. Full-time manual focus available
Closest Focusing Distance
1.2m/3.94 ft. (maximum close-up magnification: 0.21x)
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
3.5 x 7.8 in./88.8 x 199mm; 52.6 oz./1490g
Lens Cap, Lens Hood and Pouch
Lens Hood ET-87