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Canon EF 200mm f/2.0L IS USM 35mm Primes

5 star rating
                      5 / 5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $5999.00

  • MPN2297B002
    Camera FormatDigital SLR
    Focus TypeAutofocus • Manual Focus
    MountCanon EF
    Closest Focusing Distance74.4 in
    Picture Angle12 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size52 mm
    Groups / Elements17 Elements in 12 Groups
    Image StabilizationWith Image Stabilization
    Designed for Digital CameraYes
    Diameter5 in
    Length8.2 in
    Weight89.6 oz
    Product ID50396660

Product Description

This ultra-fast telephoto, a new member of Canon legendary L-series lenses, has totally new optics to provide better image quality. It uses fluorite and UD lens elements for excellent chromatic aberration correction and consists of 17 elements in 12 groups. The built-in Optical Image Stabilizer gives it up to 4 stops of stabilization correction. The inner USM and optimized AF algorithms result in fast and quiet autofocusing, and the circular aperture can even produce beautiful out-of-focus images. This ultra-high-performance lens also improves its durability - better dust- and water-proofing. The EF 200mm f/2L IS USM is outstanding for many available-light applications, including indoor sports, theater work, fashion, and candids at events.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stenowac a Professional

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2008

Bottom Line:   
This lens is extremely sharp! And I am not easily impressed as I already got Canon’s 300 mm f2.8 IS L as well as Canon’s 500 mm F4 IS L and 9 other L-lenses. Expensive, yes, but the overall image quality (both on my 1ds MarkII & III) is simply stunning. Portraits, animals, sport, flowers, etc. – all superb results.

The image stabilizer really works perfectly. And combined with the shutter speed you get at F2, a lot of former impossible 200 mm telephotos now become possible. I got lots of really nice photos with shutter speed as low as 1/20 second. My Canon 70-200 mm f2.8 IS L has image stabilize too (and low F-number), but it doesn’t work nearly as well as Canon 200 mm f2. My Canon 70-200 mm f4 IS L has a great image stabilizer, but only f4 which is not enough in many low-light situations (apart from that, it is a superb zoom).

Is it a heavy and huge 200 mm lens? Yes, it is, but it is still easily handheld - and the IQ you get makes you forget all about potentially sore muscle the next day!

If you got the money, go for it – you’ll not regret it!

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $6500.00

Type of photography:   Outdoor

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