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Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II Review & Jeff Ascough

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The Digital Picture
Bryan has completed his review of the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.

Quote from TDP

I consider the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens to be the second most important lens in my kit with the first being a more general purpose lens in focal length range. It is not an inexpensive lens, but it is very worth the price in my opinion – and very worthy of its red ring. While this is a completely pro-grade lens, you definitely do not have to be a pro to appreciate it. Get the “II”!

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More Reviews
If you haven’t already, be sure to read Justin’s review of the lens here at Canon Rumors.

EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II Stock
B&H Photo has them in stock @ $2499

Adorama has them in stock @ $2499

Both are currently closed for passover and will ship when they open back up.

*UPDATE* Jeff Ascough and his “stealth” rangefinder
A few people have commented and emailed me thinking he’s setting up an April fools joke.

Sounds plausible.

It’s an early April Fool’s joke. He’s written about the AF performance. Enough said!

Nice one Jeff.

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57 responses to “Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II Review & Jeff Ascough”

  1. That’s the $2499 dollar question isn’t it? Sound like you just agreed with me in a sort of nasty kind of way eh?
    I doubt a “dumb” pro like you will even notice the difference unless you do some mighty hefty cropping. Perhaps then the upgrade may have some value. I am only focusing on the price increase relative to what Canon is actually giving you versus the old model. In that case it doesn’t look so attractive.

  2. I did the same comparison on the-digital-picture.com. This is a great tool by the way for camparing lenses. It shows you the level of perfection Canon has achieved on the 70-200 2.8 is usm ii. I have convinced myself therefore that by buying this lens I will have the 70-200 focal range coverd for the next 10, if not 20 years. After all Canon introduced the first revision 9 years ago and many of the owners of it are still very happy and don’t see a need to step up. As time passes the mark ii will become more and more needed though to satisfy continuously increasing camera resolutions. It is the sharper lens.

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