Compatible Cameras: Canon C300/ C300 Mk2/ 5D, EF Mount Arri Amira, EF Mount Red; With Adaptor: Sony F5/ F55/ F3/ FS7/ A7S / A7S Mk2, Panasonic GH4, Black Magic
I really like this lens; it has a really good look and reminds me of the fantastic Canon long prime lenses.
It has good stabilisation, which is really handy on a lens of this length for taking out a bit of hand held shake! Its worth remembering to switch it off when your on sticks though as you occasionally it can jitter whilst panning.
If you have the distance and enough light to stop down it works great for faces.
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II 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 the 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)
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
AF actuator – ¹ Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in.