Canon 70-200mm Camera Lens
Canon is one of the most well known names in the world of photography. The company has been a leader in photographic equipment in the UK since the 1980s and business continues to boom. Canon is a solid choice to increase your range of lenses. Canon 70-200mm camera lenses fall into the category of telephoto lenses and give you the opportunity to capture images with clarity and precision.
For professional use
If you're shooting subjects from a distance, a reliable Canon telephoto camera lens is a must. Canon's range of professional standard 70-200mm lenses provide the reliability you need. The flagship product in Canon's 70-200mm professional range is the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM.
These lenses have built in image stabilisation (IS) which allows you to take handheld photographs and still achieve impressive results. This is very important when shooting wildlife.
They are also resistant to both water and dust. This feature is particularly useful when shooting in the field, giving you the peace of mind that your Canon camera lens can withstand the elements.
Telephotos lenses without image stabilisation
If you're looking for superior quality and excellent performance, but you know that you won't be shooting with your Canon digital camera in hand, you can opt for a different lense. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM offers quick focusing and pleasing colours thanks to the super spectra coating.
This lens is smaller and lighter compared with the telephoto lens that has image stabilisation, weighs in at 1490g and measures 88.8mm in diameter by 199mm in length. The EF 70-200mm f/4L USM is less than half the weight at 705g and is more slimline too. The maximum diameter of this lens is 76mm and the length is 172mm.
The major benefit of choosing a more lightweight and slimline camera lens is that it's much easier to transport. If you're planning a shoot somewhere where there is no vehicle access, you may prefer to opt for this lens.
For non-professional use
If you're looking for a 70-200mm lens from Canon and you're not a professional, you'll have to work around the lenses available. Canon don't currently produce a dedicated 70-200mm lens for non-professionals.
The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens covers a similar focal length on paper, although as the 70-200mm lenses Canon make are designed for full frame cameras and this lens is designed for a smaller framed camera, the results will differ.