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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens 35mm Primes

4.89/5 (46 Reviews)


  • MPN2529a004
    Product ID20724817
    Weight26.88 oz
    Length5.4 in
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance58.8 in
    Diameter3.3 in
    Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Attachment / Filter Size72 mm
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Min Aperturef/32
    Picture Angle12 degrees
    Focal Length200mm
    Groups / Elements9 Elements in 7 Groups
    Lens Max Aperturef/2.8
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    MountCanon EF

Product Description

The EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM employs Canon's famous rear-focus telephoto optical design that delivers outstanding picture quality throughout its entire focusing range. Like its high-end siblings, this lens also uses two ultra-low dispersion glass elements to ensure maximum image sharpness and accurate color fidelity. Canon's advanced ultrasonic focusing motor & rear focusing design give silent, high speed autofocusing. It is perfectly suited for Canon's EOS system cameras, placing special emphasis on manual focusing capabilities.


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Wilfredo Cortez a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2010

Strengths:    Good for steady shot.

Weaknesses:    No zooming, too expensive with less use. Not usable everyday lens.

Bottom Line:   
Lack of versatility, difficult to frame the subject especially in watching sports. What's the use of good optic if you're nail down in 200mm. I would spend money for either Sigma 70-200mm or Canon 70-200mm for better framing subjects. Zoom lens nowadays has better improvement.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pratman64 a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2009

Strengths:    Sharp
Black
Fast aperture
Affordable


Weaknesses:    No IS

Bottom Line:   
Sharp wide open - sharper than 70-200L f/2.8 IS. Hand-holdable. Black. Affordable. Beautiful portraits and sports. Smooth bokeh.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   B&H

Similar Products Used:   70-200L f/2.8 IS

Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jajurek a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2007

Strengths:    Contrast, colour, sharpness - very good. AF very fast. With the Canon Extenders (1,4x and 2x) the Image Quality is almost preserved, with AF too. You can to have with them three lens: 200mm/2.8; 280mm/4; 400mm/5.6, all of them fully acceptable; (for analog cameras). For DSLRs we have (after the crop coefficient): 320mm/2.8; 450mm/4; 640mm/5.6.

Weaknesses:    One: it isn't zoom.

Bottom Line:   
One of the sharpest Canon lens, comparable with 135mm f2. Great bokeh, contrast and colours. Not to big and heavy.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   Pentax SMC 200mm f4

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ray_099 a Professional

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2006

Strengths:    Bokeh, price, black finish, BOKEH.
Lightweight and inconspicuous with fast focus.
You just have to use your feet and predict the crop before you raise the camera VF to your eye to get the right composition.
This one and the 135mm 2.0L are as good as it gets for fast tele primes.


Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Heavenly Bokeh!
I have the 50 1.8 and 85mm 1.8 and this is even better.
Yes it's not a 70-200mm 2.8L IS zoom but it's light, black(inconspicuous)
and sharp.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $699.00

Similar Products Used:   20mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4, 50mm 1.8, 85mm 1.8, 100mm 2.0,
16-35mm 2.8


Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cristian De March a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2004

Strengths:    - Sharp even at F2.8, from corner to corner
- No halos, no purple fringing
- Light and compact compared to 70-200 zooms
- Fast AF, very silent too
- L quality built
- Works well with extenders, delivering excellent result with the 1.4X.
- Great bang for your buck if you find it used


Weaknesses:    - Lacks the versatility of a 70-200 zoom
- No IS


Bottom Line:   
Got mine used on eBay Italy in excellent conditions. No scratches, no dust. Looks like new. Actually it's the first model (mark I) with the built-in hood.

This lens produces stunning pics! Great optics, wonderful bokeh (backgroung blur), corner sharpness just as good as in the center or at the edges.

AF is fast even on my relatively slow Eos 300D (Digital Rebel) and quiet. The large aperture combined with great quality glass give you sharp pictures at 2.8 and allows a creative use of the depth of field.

If you can live with the limitations of a fixed focal lens, and you need fast telephoto with great quality, buy it! Better if you can find it used, a real bargain.

Coupled with a Tamron 1.4x extender give you a great 280mm F4, and keeps AF working. Almost no degradation in image quality, at least on a 300D/10D/D60.

Definitely recommended.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   70-200 F2.8, both Sigma and Canon




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