|EF||Autofocus lens designed both for Canon full frame and APS-C SLR cameras.|
|L||Professional lens with high quality optics and robust build. Meets the highest standards and provides excellent performance and flawless image quality unachievable with traditional optical technologies.|
|II||Second version of the lens.|
|USM||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|Position in the lineup|
|Canon EF 200mm F/2.8L II USM||Mar 1996||⊗|
|Canon EF 200mm F/2.8L USM||Dec 1991||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||12.3° (35mm full frame)
9.7° (Canon APS-H)
7.8° (Canon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||9 elements in 7 groups, including 2 UD|
|Closest focusing distance:||150 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||8|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Canon EF)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø83 x 136 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||72 mm|
|Hood type:||ET-83B II|
Design and Features
The lens is a part of Canon’s series of Luxury lenses notable for their excellent build quality and robust design. The lens barrel is heavy, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode with Full-Time Manual Focus.|
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
The lens features focusing distance range limiter which allows to choose between the following focusing distance ranges:
|1.5 m - ∞||Full range of focusing distances.|
|3.5 m - ∞||Range of focusing distances suitable for shooting distant subjects.|
By setting the suitable focusing distance range, the actual autofocusing time can be shorter.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 72 mm which are easy to find. However, filters of such size are more expensive and mainly used with professional lenses.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor, the autofocus is virtually silent and very fast.
The lens does not feature optical image stabilizer. It is a significant disadvantage for a lens of such class - the need for image stabilization only grows with increasing of focal length. In order to obtain sharp images with this lens, you will need to use a tripod or shutter speeds not longer than 1/200 second which may require in some cases increasing the ISO setting and will lead to noisy images.
|Camera||Canon EOS 5D mark II||Canon EOS 1Ds mark III|
|Sensor size||36×24 mm||36×24 mm|
|Distortion||+0.76 %||+0.98 %|
|Vignetting at F/2.8||-0.87 EV||-1 EV|
Typical Application1) Distant landscapes with perspective compression effect
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 306 KB|
|User Manual. Русский, Adobe PDF, 782 KB|
|Prime lenses for Canon EOS DSLR cameras|
Alternatives (AF, 176..224 mm)
|Canon EF 200mm F/1.8L USM||1988||⊗|
|Canon EF 200mm F/2.8L USM||1991||⊗|
|Canon EF 200mm F/2L IS USM||2008||⊗|