Canon EF 70-200 F2.8L IS MK II and MKIII Lenses

Secretariat

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May 31, 2012
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Hi. Just wondering, has anybody out there ever had any experience with both the Canon EF 70-200 F2.8L IS MK II and MK III lenses? If yes, how do they compare to each other? Was there any improvement in image quality and auto focusing with the newer MK III version over the MK II version?
Thanks.
 

Secretariat

EOS T7i
May 31, 2012
56
1
Philippines
Was able to test both the 70-200 F2.8 L IS MK II and MK III lenses with a DLSR( Canon 1DX MK II) and the MK III seemed to focus a bit faster than the MK II.
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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Mar 25, 2011
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Check reviews at a reliable website, there are some that are noted for weird reviews or comments.

The Digital Picture is a good start.

"As mentioned, Canon has informed us that the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens has the same optical design as the II. That makes predicting the III's image quality easy, especially since I've used the prior version of the lens for over 8 years. The image quality discussion below references the II with the expectation that the III will be the same. "

He did not indicate that AF is faster. With the same internal components, don't expect it to be different.

Roger at Lens Rentals reviewed the lens and tore it down to compare it to the MK II. Except for a paint job and a better but fragile lens coating, its identical.

https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2018/09/review-of-the-canon-70-200mm-f2-8l-is-iii-lens/