Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III to begin shipping next week

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We’re told that the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III will begin shipping from retailers some time next week. It’s nice to see the lens is still on schedule for release.
Key Features


Constant f/2.8 Maximum Aperture throughout Entire Zoom Range.
Canon’s Air Sphere Coating (ASC) Minimizes Ghosting and Flare.
Optical Image Stabilization at up to 3.5 Stops of Shake Correction.
Fluorine Coating on Front and Rear Elements to Help Reduce Smears and Fingerprints
Highly Resistant to Dust and Water, and Improved Durability Even in Harsh Conditions.
Inner Focusing System with Ring Ultrasonic Motor
Full-time Manual Focus
Minimum Focusing Distance of Approx. 3.9 ft./1.2m.


Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III at Adorama

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I agree if you have the mark II then ordering this new mark III makes absolutely no sense. The reason I ordered it is because I had the old non-IS version which I traded in to get image stabilization and closer focus. Since mark III was only 300 bucks more than mark II then I figured it was worthwhile to go for the new one. If it was something like 800 bucks more then I likely would have just ordered a mark II.