EF Lenses


EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM

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Marketed March 1995
Original Price 198,000 yen (w/case and hood)
Lens Construction (group) 15
Lens Construction (element) 18
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 1.5
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.16
Filter Diameter (mm) 77
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 84.6 x 193.6
Weight (g) 1,310

This large aperture, super high image quality telephoto zoom lens provides performance comparable to that of a single focal length lens, with a wide zoom range. This lens is developed as a successor to the EF 80-200mm f/2.8L. Its major features include: a ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) drive, built-in full-time manual focusing, short minimum focusing distance of 1.5m, high marginal illumination, and compatibility with Extenders EF1.4X and EF2X (extends the zoom range with AF to 98-280mm f/4 or 140-400mm f/5.6 respectively). Although this is a large aperture telephoto zoom lens, it is equipped with four low refraction/low dispersion UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass lens elements (2nd,3rd,11th & 13th) that offer excellent contrast and sharpness. This is a lens that deserves to be known as a super high performance telephoto zoom lens.

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UD Lenses