Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM

Make every shot count.

An indispensable part of many a professional or serious amateur photographer’s kit, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM delivers spectacular results in a wide range of settings. While this impressive telephoto lens may well known as a sports photography lens, it performs exceptionally well as a portrait lens, a wildlife photography lens and an event lens, capturing every second of the action – even in low light. Combining superb build and image quality, a very useful focal length range and Canon’s excellent Image Stabilisation, this lens is one you won’t ever want to leave at home. With its fast and accurate ring-type USM autofocus, you will always find focus, or if you’re panning, use Mode-2 IS to keep your subject sharp while creating a background motion blur. As you would expect from a Canon L-series lens, optical performance is outstanding, delivering sharp full frame corners, superior colour and contrast, and marvelous bokeh from its eight-blade circular aperture.

Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM

This Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM lens is in great physical and working condition. Included is a lens hood, soft case, lens cap, rear cap, user manual and the original packaging.

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CANON EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

For years, the most popular professional lens in the entire Canon line-up. Superbly sharp and versatile, its constant f/2.8 maximum aperture makes it a favourite of photojournalists and low-light shooters. Four UD-glass elements contribute to its excellent performance. Full compatibility with the EF Extenders 1.4x II and 2x II extends its usefulness, and it’s also compatible with the EF Extension Tubes 12 II and 25 II.

Zoom as Good as a Prime Lens

Chromatic aberrations & multiple zoom groups allow internal focusing.

Fast Constant Maximum Aperture

Shoot hand held in low light conditions thanks to a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture.

L-Series Quality

The lens embodies Canon's highest standards of L-series optics.

Ultrasonic Focusing

A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus quickly, and in near silence.

Super Spectra Coating

Ensure accurate colour balance & high contrast, suppress flare & ghosting by absorbing light.


The lens comes supplied with a lens hood and a soft case.

L-Series Quality

The lens embodies Canon's highest standards of L-series optics.

Image Stabilization

Permits the use of shutter speeds two stops lower than normal without blur from camera shake.

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  • EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

    Detailed Specifications

    Canon EF mount (metal).
    Focal Length
    Maximum Aperture
    Optical Construction
    23 elements in 18 groups (4 UD elements) with Super Spectra Coating.
    Angle of View
    34 degrees to 12 degrees (diagonal at infinity).
    AF Drive System
    Gear driven by ring type USM.
    AF Drive Noise
    40 dB or lower.
    Manual Focussing
    Enabled with focus mode switch and focus ring (full time mechanical MF mechanism).
    Focus Range
    1.4m to infinity, 2.5m to infinity switchable.
    EF Signal Transmission
    5 types Lens status, Lens type, Metering information, Focal length, AF drive information.
    Aperture Control
    Pulse control with EMD.
    Aperture Range
    F/2.8 to F/32.
    Aperture Blades
    Filter Size
    Lens Cap
    Lens Case
    Tripod Mount
    Tripod mount B (W).
    86.2mm x 197mm.
    1570 grams.
    *All data based on Canon’s Standard Test Method
    *Subject to change without notice
    **Please note - for a complete list of standard inclusions and optional accessories, contact your nearest Canon dealer. Not all items listed in the specifications come as standard