Canon EF 70 200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens

Product information

An essential telezoom lens for sports, wildlife or portraits. The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is a workhorse telephoto zoom lens designed for professional use. It has a rugged durable design, a four-stop Image Stabiliser and specialised lens elements for dependable results.

Key benefits:

  • The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM features a four-stop Image Stabiliser (IS), making it ideal for handheld work. Shutter speeds up to four stops slower can be used without vistually any increase in image blur. When panning horizontally, the IS system can be set to correct only for unwanted vertical shake.

  • L-series lenses combine superior performance and great handling, with resistance to dust and moisture.

  • The maximum f/2.8 aperture is available at all focal-lengths. This means exposure settings will not change as the lens is zoomed through its range, giving you more consistent shots every time.

  • The lens incorporates a single fluorite element and five UD (ultra-low dispersion glass) elements to control colour distortion. The result is crisp, high-contrast images, free of colour fringing and other unwanted effects.

  • An ultrasonic motor (USM) powers rapid - near silent - autofocus. Full manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

  • Includes a lens hood, removable tripod mount and soft case.

  • For use with EF mount Canon DSLR cameras

Autofocus Motor Information Built-In autofocus engine to supplement your camera
Yes- USM
Diaphragm Blades Information The amount of blades used to create the aperture
L199 x Dia.88.8mm
Eligible for International Delivery
Equivalent Focal Length Information Focal length when viewed through cameras with a cropped sensor
112-320mm (APS-C 1.6x crop factor)
Filter Thread (mm) Information Section inside the front that allows accessories like filters and hoods to be attached
Focal Length Information The distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Elements Information Amount of glass pieces that make up the lens
Lens Groups Information Amount of compounds that make up the lens
Lens Mount Information Type of camera fitting
Canon EF
Maximum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
Minimum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
Minimum Focus Distance Information The closest you can get to your subject without losing focus
1.2m (3.94')
Model name / number
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L I
Sensor Format
Full frame, Canon APS-C
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The ultimate Canon zoom If your looking for a zoom lens and have the money (it isn't cheap) then I would highly recommend the 70-200 2.8 ii. It is incredibly sharp and gives great bokeh. It is though a lot heavier than the F4 version. Personally I didn't find it difficult to get used to & think it is well worth it for the images you get. I use a black rapid rs-7 strap which definitely helps. Other reasons I chose the F2.8 ii over the F4 are the improved IS and the fact the AF will still work with a 2x extender. I believe it's the only 70-200 that does so. Overall a super sharp fast zoom with great IS and lovely bokeh. 24 May 2014
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