EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

High-specification features including one fluorite optical element and five UD optical elements help this lens reduce chromatic aberration to a higher degree than the conventional lenses, so it delivers high-quality images shot at all shooting distances, throughout the zoom range. The minimum focusing distance is 1.2m/3.9ft and Image Stabilization now compensates as effectively as the equivalent of up to approximately four-steps-faster shutter speed*. The lens' performance is greatly improved thanks to the enhanced durability and rigidity as well as dust- and moisture-proof design, while the lens' weight increase is kept to an absolute minimum.

* According to Canon's measurement standard. Accounting for a shutter speed of 1/[focal length] sec. that is considered the slowest possible shutter speed at which camera-shake blur doesn't tend to occur, as measurement criteria.

  • Fluorite lens
  • UD lens

Sample Photo

EOS 1Ds Mark III, f/4.0, 1/500 sec., ISO 200

Comparison between version I and version II

  EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Focal length 70-200mm 70-200mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8 f/2.8
18-23 19-23
No. of diaphragm blades 8 8
Minimum aperture 32 32
Closest focusing distance 1.4m 1.2m
Maximum magnification 0.17x (at 200mm) 0.21x (at 200mm)
Filter size 77mm 77mm
Max. diameter x length Φ86.2 x 197mm Φ88.8 x 199mm
Weight 1,470g 1,490g
Camera-shake blur compensation Approx. 3 steps Approx. 4 steps