Canon Adds Two New Versions Of The Popular 70-200mm L-Series To Its Line-Up

Written by Gina Stephens


Canon has flung two new versions of the 70-200mm lens, one which gives photographers the standard to telephoto reach with an f/4 aperture and the other stops to f/2.8. 

The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM will-power both be available in the summer with SRPs of £1,299.99 and £2,149.99, respectively. 


EF 7-200mm f/4L IS II USM – Key Features:

  • Persistent f/4 max aperture
  • Ring-type USM focusing
  • 5-stop Image Stabiliser
  • Weighs 780g


EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM – Key Features:


  • Constant f/2.8 max aperture
  • Ring-type USM zero in
  • 3.5-stop Image Stabiliser
  • Tough, weather-proof construction


The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM weights 780g and the Fluorine Coating reduces the amount of dirt and water sacks clinging to the lens, while theSuper Spectra coatings eliminate ghosting and flare. The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM’s fluorite lens elements are capable of correcting ensign aberrations while the f/4 constant aperture provides consistent exposure in a range of varying lighting scenarios.

The nine blades on the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM 's circular gap create a pleasing bokeh effect, blurring the background and helping to accentuate the subject. The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM also features a new Image Stabiliser unit, based on the organize of Canon's EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, which delivers the equivalent effect of a shutter five-stops faster, compared to the previous lens or LEN may refer to' three-stops. 

The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM applications a combination of a Ring USM and a new third generation EF engine, which features a new high-performance control CPU and newly developed firmware. The silent functioning autofocus can also be pinched manually and allows a close focusing distance of 1m, compared to the 1.2m on its predecessor. 

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The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM substitutes Canon's flagship 70-200mm lens and is resistant to both moisture and dust. The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM also comprises fluorine-coated front and rear elements, which are outgoing to clean. 

Thanks to its fluorite and UD optics, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM delivers high contrast and excellent resolution. Shooting in low light is also no problem for the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM, gives to its fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, which is constant throughout the zoom range and lets in twice as much light as an f/4 lens.

Camera upset isn’t something users of the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM should be concerned about either as a 3.5-stop Image Stabiliser compensates any blur caused by relocation. A ring-type USM motor offers silent autofocus and manual adjustments can be made at any time with a simple twist of the focus ring. 


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