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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Review

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM is the non-stabilized version of the highly popular Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens. Coming in at about $1000 cheaper this lens is a popular choice for more budget minded sports photographers, especially since the shutter speeds required to freeze movement in sports is significantly faster than the 1/focal length guideline. This is an older design lens that has been in the Canon lineup since the 1990’s, but still offers excellent image quality.


  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM - $1349.00

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Focal Length 70 - 200 mm
Max Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Minimum Focus distance 59.04 inches
Maximum Magnification 0.16x
Number of Elements 18
Number of Groups 15
Aperture Blade Design Not Specified
Number of Aperture Blades 8
Filter Size 77 mm
Diameter 3.3 in.
Length 7.6 in.
Weight 2.86 lbs.
Lens Mount Construction Metal
Tripod Collar Included
Weather Sealed Yes
Distance Scale Yes - No Hyper Focal Markings
Image Stabilization No
Lens Shade Included

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