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Canon 2529A004 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
     

    Canon 2529A004 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

    Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc.

    Item #: CAN-EF200LIIUSM   •   MFG #: 2529A004

     

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    Telephoto lens boasting high image quality and carrying ease. With two UD-glass elements and rear focusing to correct aberrations, image delineation is extremely sharp. Background blur is also natural-looking, as was simulated by Canon. The lens comes with a dedicated, detachable hood.

     
    • Features

      • Telephoto lens with high image quality and carrying ease
      • Two UD-glass elements and rear focusing, to correct aberrations, image delineation is extremely sharp
      • Background blur is natural-looking
      • The lens comes with a dedicated, detachable hood
       
    • Specifications

      • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 200mm 1:2.8
      • Lens Construction 9 elements in 7 groups
      • Diagonal Angle of View 12 Degrees
      • Focus Adjustment Rear focusing system with USM
      • Closest Focusing Distance 1.5m / 4.9ft.
      • Filter Size 72mm
       
     

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    CANON U.S.A., INC.Canon 2529A004 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
     
    4.7

    (based on 21 reviews)

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Super-sharp images (13)
    • Fast auto-focus (11)
    • Superior build quality (9)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Terrific Telephoto

    This is the sharpest 200mm prime lens I have ever used and the best bargain in Canon's "L" series of optics. I frequently use it with Canon's 2x Extender to get even more...Read complete review

    This is the sharpest 200mm prime lens I have ever used and the best bargain in Canon's "L" series of optics. I frequently use it with Canon's 2x Extender to get even more spectacular telephoto images. The construction is rock solid and, although not particular heavy for an f2.8 telephoto, I do find that a tripod collar is helpful and even necessary when I use the extender. This accessory is not included in the box. Fotomatt

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    OK lens

    I bought this as a backup to my 70-200 2.8 III lens and it is a disappointment. Does not hold up to the performance of the 70-200 AT ALL. Maybe I got...Read complete review

    I bought this as a backup to my 70-200 2.8 III lens and it is a disappointment. Does not hold up to the performance of the 70-200 AT ALL. Maybe I got a bad copy, but mine is not god enough to be worth shooting. I keep it around for my daughter (she's 14 and has a rebel) to shoot. Not recommended...

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    5.0

    Powerful tool that gets results

    By jbinco

    from Denver, CO, United States

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2529A004 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens:

    With my 70-200 I found I spent 99% of the time shooting at 200mm. So I often opt for this little gem instead. It is smaller, lighter and easier to handhold for extended periods compared to the big 70-200. Yes, you give up some flexibility and features with the prime (zoom, IS, weather sealing). But to me it is a worthwhile trade-off. As a portrait lens the 200mm is brilliant. It provides a comfortable working distance from the subject. At f/2.8 there is great background separation and bokeh. Colors are rich and skin tone are smooth. As an action lens the 200mm performs like a champ indoors in low light for concerts and sports. AF is fast and accurate. It works with extenders for longer distance outdoor sports but I do prefer to use it alone. For landscape work the 200mm also is excellent. Edge to edge clarity is consistent with no noticeable distortion or vignetting at the edges. Contrast in the raw images from the 200mm is not as high some other tele lenses. Some light post-processing contrast boosting really makes colors pop.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very sharp

    By Zman

    from Buffalo, NY, United States

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2529A004 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens:

    Just received this week,fairly easy to shoot hand held.Sharp image!

     
    5.0

    Superb lens with fast, accurate AF, crisp image

    By Daniel

    from Carson City, NV, United States

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2529A004 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens:

    I am using this lens mainly for sports and street events, such as parades, carnivals, and other festivals. The small size (as compared to 70-200) and black color make this less conspicuous than the white beasts. Build quality is excellent! The whole front barrel and focus ring (less rubber band) are metal. The hood mount/filter threads are metal. Only the lower half before the lens mount is composite plastics. My only gripe is the lack of weather sealing. I would probably give this 4.5 because of the lack of weather sealing. Image quality is fantastic. Although the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II is technically sharper, you would have a hard telling the difference. Colors and saturation are very very nice. Very little processing needs to be done with this lens. Auto focus is very fast, and very accurate! Shooting my son's soccer game, I easily had a keeper rate in the 90-95% range. The limiter switch makes focusing even faster. Overall,

     
    2.0

    Soft, low contrast

    By Sproesser

    from Fort Collins

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2529A004 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens:

    I own 8 canon prime L lenses and this is the least sharp, and has the poorest contrast of any of them. It's badly overdue for an upgrade. I know it's a bargain, but I am concerned with the best image quality. I shoot with a 5DSR, so sharpness is really put to the test. It also badly needs IS. It's compactness is a plus. It's very uncommon I dislike a canon lens.

     
    5.0

    Great Value

    By jfj17

    from Martinsburg, WV, United States

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2529A004 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens:

    I love this lens. I've been shooting with my 70-200 f4 lens which is great, but I wanted a faster lens and this the 70-200 f2.8 was out of my price range. But I realized that when shooting the bride and groom at the alter I was always at the 200 focal length so I thought this lens could be a good alternative. I also bought an ND6 filter to allow me to open the lens in sunlight, but so I haven't had need for it. The one thing you have to be careful about is the temptation to use the 2.8 setting while photographing a couple where one person is slightly back from the other. The depth of field at 2.8 is very shallow and I've caught myself getting a slightly soft image on one of the subjects. But it's a great lens, tough as nails with beautiful optics.

     
    5.0

    Glad I bought it

    By Greg

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2529A004 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens:

    Haven't used the 70-200 personally, but don't feel that it will be better than this lens. Haven't seen a zoom that was better than a prime anyway. Great detail, color,and contrast. True what was said about edge sharpness Some may need zoom ability, but you can move or switch from horizontal to vertical to get around that. The price is great for the quality of the pictures you get. May find it a little heavy, but I had been without a camera for a while, so it took a little time to get used to shooting with it. Now, weight isn't a problem. But that heavyness is sign of solid construction. Compatible with extenders is a plus, although I haven't been using it with one due to shooting sports mostly at the moment with it. I don't use auto focus, so I actually had to get used to the sharpness so I could tell when something was or wasn't exactly in focus. But very happy with it.

     
    5.0

    Wow!

    By solobackcountry

    from Gilbert, AZ

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2529A004 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens:

    I use this lens on an APS-C sensor EOS SL1 Rebel for landscape photography. Focal length after the 1.6 crop is 320mm on APS-C. This lens kills! Truly stellar long telephoto image quality. I passed on the 70-200 L zooms because I really only cared about the top end of the focal length range. The problem with the 70-200 zooms is that 200mm performance is mediocre. You need to back off the zoom for clean edge to edge sharp photos on those lenses. I wanted killer 200mm performance on APS-C and this lens delivers. Amazingly sharp edge to edge, great color, great contrast, very little distortion, and very little chromatic aberration. Edge to edge sharpness and chromatic aberration is even great at F/2.8. I mostly use this lens from F/8 to F/13 for long depth of field. I'm so happy with the photos I'm getting from this lens. This lens is a real sleeper also. It's very discrete in appearance for the long focal length due to its short length and black color. Don't forget the black accessary tripod mount ring. The model number is A II B. I found out that the B stands for black. The tripod mount ring model number was verified through Canon. If you're serious about long telephoto image quality on APS-C, this is the right tool for the job. It wont disappoint.

     
    5.0

    Great Lens

    By Terezd

    from Hampton, VA

    Pros

    • Fast auto-focus
    • Superior build quality
    • Super-sharp images

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2529A004 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens:

        This is an exceptional prime lens. The images it produces are outstanding. I also shoot with a 70-200mm II is and I find myself using it more than the zoom lens. It can produce great images hand held but if you can use a tripod or a monopod do so. It's a great lens for the price. If you are shooting action then you should go for the 70-200 mm II is if you are not experienced enough to use a prime lens without image stabilization.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        OK lens

        By Mike

        from Royal Oak, mi

        Pros

          Cons

          • Semi-sharp images
          • Slow Auto-Focus

          Best Uses

            Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2529A004 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens:

            I bought this as a backup to my 70-200 2.8 III lens and it is a disappointment. Does not hold up to the performance of the 70-200 AT ALL. Maybe I got a bad copy, but mine is not god enough to be worth shooting. I keep it around for my daughter (she's 14 and has a rebel) to shoot. Not recommended...

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            another sleeper lens

            By taylorphototexas

            from Redmond, WA

            Pros

            • Fast auto-focus
            • Great Value
            • lightweight for the fl
            • Superior build quality
            • Super-sharp images

            Cons

            • it wasn't free haha

            Best Uses

              Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2529A004 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens:

              I bought this one pretty recently but I have to say it's gotten a lot of use. I'm not a big fan of zooms, but I have a few. I was looking at the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II. Very pricey, and it would probably spend most of its time at 200mm. So for 1/3 of the price I get this 200mm f.2.8L II. I think it's actually sharper, and I don't miss the IS much because honestly below 1/200 of a second your subject motion comes into play. Also this lens is quite sharp wide open. It's heavy-ish but certanly not in its focal length range and certainly lighter than the 70-200s are. If you don't mind changing lenses to get the job done, get this lens. Between this and the 135 f/2L I find the short telephoto range is covered.

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