EF Lenses


EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

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Marketed March 2010
Original Price 300,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 19
Lens Construction (element) 23
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8(circular aperture)
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 1.2
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.21
Filter Diameter (mm) 77
Maximum Diameter X Length (mm) 88.8x 199
Weight (g) 1,490

The EF70–200mm f/2.8L IS II USM newly incorporates a fluorite lens element and includes five UD (ultra-low dispersion) elements, one more than its predecessor. Employing an optical design that makes generous use of special optical materials, the lens effectively minimizes the occurrence of chromatic aberrations, making possible enhanced image quality with high-resolution, high-contrast performance across the entire zoom range.

The EF70–200mm f/2.8L IS II USM’s high-performance Image Stabilizer, combined with an optimized AF algorithm, also provides image stabilization equivalent to approximately four shutter-speed stops,* a one-stop improvement over its predecessor. Additionally, the model’s minimum focusing distance has been reduced from 1.4 meters to 1.2 meters throughout the entire zoom range, allowing closer access to subjects.

Additionally the Canon lens delivers enhanced durability through its high-rigidity body construction and features an improved structure for joining parts to realize a high level of durability to satisfy the rigorous demands of professional users. Moreover, the mount, focus-mode switch and focusing ring employ a dust-proof and moisture-proof structure for added peace of mind when shooting in inclement conditions.

* Based on a shutter speed of “1/focal length” seconds, considered the limit to prevent hand shake during hand-held photography.

Block diagram

UD Lens  Fluorite Lenses  IS Unit

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