Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM
The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is a workhorse telephoto zoom lens designed for professional use. It has a rugged durable design, a four-stop Image Stabilizer and specialised lens elements.
- High-performance, L-series telephoto zoom lens
- Constant maximum aperture of f/2.8
- Four-stop Image Stabilizer
- Fluorite and UD lens elements
- Improved durability
- 1.2m minimum focussing
- Water and dust resistant
- Ring type USM AF motor
Take a more detailed look into Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.
Fast, constant maximum aperture
Shoot hand held in low light conditions thanks to a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, which stays constant throughout the zoom range. Such an aperture also gives a photographer control over depth of field.
Canon’s four-stop Image Stabilizer (IS) makes the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM ideal for shooting in low light conditions when using a tripod is not possible. The IS system allows shutter speeds up to four stops slower than normal to be used without causing image blur.
Fluorite and ultra-low dispersion (UD) lens elements
The lens features elements made from fluorite, which reduce chromatic aberration. Five UD (ultra-low dispersion) elements are used to ensure high contrast and natural colour reproduction throughout the zoom range.
Smooth background blur
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
The lens is supplied as standard with the ET-87 lens hood to prevent glare affecting images, as well as a removable tripod mount and soft case.
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)
29° - 10°, 19°30' - 7°, 34° -12°
Lens construction (elements/groups)
No. of diaphragm blades
Closest focusing distance (m)
Maximum magnification (x)
0.21 (at 200mm)
Filter diameter (mm)
Max. diameter x length (mm)
88.8 x 199
Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II
0.28 - 0.06
Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II
0.36 - 0.14
E-77U / E-77II