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Incorporating Canon's second generation Image Stabilization technology, this telephoto zoom lens responds in as little at 0.5 seconds, while providing up to three stops of cor...Read more
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Canon EF 70-210mm zoom F/2.8L IS USM Autofocus lens
This lens is over engineered, very much like Mercedes of old. The price you pay for that, I should say immediately, is WEIGHT. I haven't checked the specs, but this lens feels...Read more
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
I've recently purchased a 6 month old version 1 of this lens for £1200.

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Incorporating Canon's second generation Image Stabilization technology, this telephoto zoom lens responds in as little at 0.5 seconds, while providing up to three stops of correction for camera shake. Its AF system has been refined for better response time and tracking speed. And even the new 8-blade circular aperture offers a more pleasing out-of-focus image. Constructed to pro standards, this fast zoom is also highly resistant to dust and moisture, too.

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BrandCanon
EAN0000007042003, 4960999009926, 4960999009940

Lens System
Product LineCanon EF
TypeHigh Quality, Image Stabilisation, Telephoto
Focal LengthZoom
Focus TypeAuto & Manual
Focal Length (mm)70-200 mm
Optical Zoom2.9x

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For CameraBrandCanon
Camera TypeDigital, SLR
MountCanon EF

Dimensions
Depth19.7 cm
Diameter8.6 cm
Weight1,500 g

eBay product ID: EPID100056847
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Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens
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Canon EF 70-210mm zoom F/2.8L IS USM Autofocus lens

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 30/12/09
This lens is over engineered, very much like Mercedes of old. The price you pay for that, I should say immediately, is WEIGHT. I haven't checked the specs, but this lens feels heavier than the 100-400 mm Canon zoom, and this lens is a bit of a monster! Having said that, however, it is extremely well balanced, especially on Canon's 1D series of cameras; after all, that is what its really made for, isn't it?
Having got the "cons" out of the way, this lens ticks every "pro" box in both senses of the word! It flicks noiselessly into crisp focus at full aperture, and I find that I can hand hold it easily 3 stops slower than should be comfortably possible, with absolutely no camera shake whatsoever, when IS is operating. The standard bimodal image stabilisation system allows for full IS, when the camera is being used for normal functionality, but also, one of the settings disables lateral IS when the camera is being used for panning. In the latter mode, only up and down movement is inhibited, as regards camera shake prevention.
Once you get used to the weight, and the fact that ice packs and a personal physio/trainer are needed the next day, you will find that stunning images are produced in the most difficult lighting conditions.The last comment is obviously tongue in cheek, and the mass of this lens, in many ways, aids stability, provided you have the muscles to use it properly!
If you want a technical assessment of the lens, I would refer you to the web, where Canon itself, amongst others, provide excellent performance comparisons, as regards resolution, sharpness, blur and Bokeh etc. I will be using this lens whenever I can justify the weight versus performance penalty. You will find it becomes one of your favourite lenses for short to medium telephoto work, provided you are close enough to civilisation to sit down and rest from time to time!
If unsure, go to your local photography supplier and try it; better still, rent one for a few days to make certain that the lens is totally comfortable in your hands, and in your life, before making that inevitable, deep hole in your pocket!
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

Created: 16/06/10
I've recently purchased a 6 month old version 1 of this lens for £1200.

NOTE: The manufacturer's 12 month warrantee is only valid with the original receipt of purchase, so any second hand lens without this will not be covered by Canon.

Being one of Canon's professional L Series lenses you would expect the 70-200 f2.8 to be on the button - and you would be right. Solidly built and beautifully finished this lens is a joy to use. I was sceptical about how effective the Image Stabilising(IS) system would be, but i can honestly say that it's phenomenal, indoors, handheld and even at 200mm you can shoot at 1/40sec and the results are excellent. I have other shorter IS lenses and the benefit is, perhaps, not so obvious. I was tempted to buy the non IS version which is optically the same if not better, but I'm glad i held out for the IS version, which has now been replaced by the IS II version, giving better results.

Focusing is very quick and you can make it even quicker by selecting 2.4m min focusing distance, this starts at 2.4 not 1.2 which is the other setting, why they didn’t make it 10m to for really long distant work i don't know?

There are 2 IS modes for subjects which move in either 2 planes (up & down) or for panning - cant say I’ve noticed much difference as yet but it is early days.

Dislikes - hmmmm... none so far, it is heavy but you can't have lots of glass without the weight.

If you're in the market for a top quality, short telephoto zoom lens around the £1200 mark then this is a must...the quality is outstanding. If you have 1800 quid burning a hole in your pocket then buy the Version 2.
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Amazing lens at a price the amateur can afford

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 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 19/10/12
Okay, so it isn't the II version of the lens. High street costs for that would be close to £1900. This version of the lens mostly go for under £1000 for a pristine lens. It is going to be a few years old, since they don't make them now but you can get a real bargain.

If you must have the II version then expect to pay closer to £1500 on ebay. You can get lucky but not many go for below £1400.

The crazy thing here is that, if you look around on the web, a brand-new import can be bought for £1470! You get a warranty from the seller (check the positive comments about this on many photography websites) and save about £400. Why do people pay about the same for a second-hand product with NO warranty?

The II version would need to be amazing but I think the I version is superb. Pin sharp and great contrast. Add a x2 extender and you have a 400mm f5.6 that will still auto-focus on every body. Excellent
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Autofocus Lens

Created: 18/02/10
Before I bought this I had purchased the f/4.0 version and I also bought a 2x Extender to work with it. The results from this lens were fantastic as stated in all of the reviews. However, using it with the Extender was just frustrating. It did not autofocus. This is a facet of a majority of the few Canon 'L' lenses that are compatible with the Extender. Unless it is a large maximum aperture there is no autofocus. This coupled with a lack of Image Stabilisation meant a lot of blurred shots. So I decided to cut my losses and sell the f/4.0 so that I could purchase the f/2.8.

The reviews on this lens said it all. Stunning quality, brilliant IS, great low light capacity and it worked with the Extender on autofocus. I can't praise this lens enough. It does everything. The only downside (much publicised everywhere) is the weight. Yes it is a beast, weighing in at 1.5 kilo, but, quite honestly, I don't notice it. This is a small price to pay for such a brilliant lens (though talking about small prices - it ain't cheap. However, the number of people that seem to crop up on Ebay selling lenses that they have hardly used is amazing. Mine had never been used so although I paid a good price I had a virtually new article. I'm happy.
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As good as expected

Created: 14/02/10
An expensive item and a long time was taken before choosing. i have had the lens for some two months and it is as good as i expected-excellent.i have not found the weight as bad as i thought and to date i have used it mostly 'hand held'. The results are very good -of people sliding down slopes on a sleigh and of birds feeding in the garden.i have also used on a mono pod to take action photos of my grandson playing mini rugby.
i found the focal length short compared to the non IS 75-300mm canon lens i already had. As such i have since bought a Canon 1.4 extender which makes a big difference to the range whilst the extra weight is not really noticeable. i think the combination is very good.
Still early days but but so far i am very happy with purchase.
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