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

Canon has today announced an upgrade to two of its most loved and well-regarded L-series lenses.

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Canon Adds Two New Versions Of The Popular 70-200mm L-Series To Its Line-Up : Canon Ef 70 200mm F2 8 L IS III USM Side
 

Canon has launched 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 both be available in the summer with SRPs of £1,299.99 and £2,149.99, respectively. 

 

EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM - Key Features:

  • Constant 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 focusing
  • 3.5-stop Image Stabiliser
  • Tough, weather-proof construction

Canon Adds Two New Versions Of The Popular 70-200mm L-Series To Its Line-Up : Canon Ef 70 200mm F4 L IS II USM Side
 

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM weights 780g and the Fluorine Coating reduces the amount of dirt and water drops 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 colour 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 aperture 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 design 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' three-stops. 

The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM uses 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 tweaked manually and allows a close focusing distance of 1m, compared to the 1.2m on its predecessor. 

Canon Adds Two New Versions Of The Popular 70-200mm L-Series To Its Line-Up : Canon Ef 70 200mm F2 8 L IS III USM Angle   Canon Adds Two New Versions Of The Popular 70-200mm L-Series To Its Line-Up : Canon Ef 70 200mm F4 L IS II USM
 

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM replaces 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 easy 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, thanks 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 shake 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 movement. 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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Comments

NeilSchofield Avatar
NeilSchofield Plus
16 1.8k 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2018 8:22AM
Another two opportunities of supplying a lens with an Arca compatible foot missed

When will Canon realise that most folk will either attach more weight by buying an arca type plate or simply replace the foot with a product from some one else, either way the lens becomes either heavier or more expensive
pink Avatar
pink Plus
20 7.4k 11 England
7 Jun 2018 12:42PM
The f4 is not even supplied with a foot! Arca Swiss or otherwise, very mean on a £1200 pro lens.
elowes Avatar
elowes 19 2.8k United Kingdom
7 Jun 2018 7:23PM
I have the current 70-200. Is the new lens worth the cost? It needs to be very much better for the cost and where is the foot?
Canon lens is generally a good product but price is becoming to much for many. How longer will Canon still service my 5D 2 and my 24-105 so they can bleed me for new kit.

I will not be buying new cameras and lenses as my pension tells me I can't afford both new camera and food. I'll keep the old kit and eat thanks.

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