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70-200 f/2.8 L only zooms to 185mm
« on: July 07, 2013, 04:20:06 PM »
Recently got a non-IS 70-200 f/2.8 L for shooting volleyball.  I noticed that zooming to the long end that the indicator line only got to the left side of the "200" marking.  At the time I didn't think anything of it, and I never went to 200mm for the games I shot.

Today I was shooting bicycle racing and while putting the pictures through LR I notice the maximum zoom for everything is only 185mm.  Has anyone ever seen anything like this?  I am assuming I will have to send it in for repair, but wondering what in the lens would block it like that...  It seems to spin fine up until that point.

Ohhh...I hope they replace it with an IS 2...
Bodies - 5D3, SL1, EOS M  Primes - 135 f/2 L, 85 f/1.8, 50 f/1.4, 40 f/2.8, 22 f/2  Zooms - 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II, 70-200 f/4 L, 24-70 f/2.8 L II, 17-55 f/2.8, 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS, 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS

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70-200 f/2.8 L only zooms to 185mm
« on: July 07, 2013, 04:20:06 PM »

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Re: 70-200 f/2.8 L only zooms to 185mm
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 04:25:58 PM »
It should go to the center of the first '0' in 200. 

I'd call Canon.  Since they're still selling the 70-200/2.8L (non-IS), I don't think you'll get a free upgrade (although that's been reported by some people who've sent in the original 2.8L IS).
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Re: 70-200 f/2.8 L only zooms to 185mm
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 05:23:39 PM »
And crud...I see I put this in rumors.  Mods, please move this to the regular lenses section.  Sorry!!!
Bodies - 5D3, SL1, EOS M  Primes - 135 f/2 L, 85 f/1.8, 50 f/1.4, 40 f/2.8, 22 f/2  Zooms - 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II, 70-200 f/4 L, 24-70 f/2.8 L II, 17-55 f/2.8, 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS, 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS

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Re: 70-200 f/2.8 L only zooms to 185mm
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 05:23:39 PM »