Images and Information About the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II

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<p><strong>Update</strong>: Rumored USD pricing for the the two lenses are as follows</p>
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<li>Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III $2099</li>
<li>Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II $1299</li>
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<p>We’ve been reporting about the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II and the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III for a while no, and I think it’s safe to say both lenses are going to be announced this week.</p>
<p>The information below is translated from Swedish, and the PDF provided by <a href="https://t.co/5rpMIsp8eB">Nokishita</a> is below.</p>
<p><strong>Information about the EF 70-200 f/4L IS II and EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS III</strong> (Google Translated from Swedish)</p>
<p>Canon upgrades two of its most popular and well-known L series lenses, and is now launching the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM. For many years, both models have been important instrument for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. The two new lenses can be used for many different objects, from portrait to wildlife, and confirms the main role of the 70-200mm lens photographers equipment bag.</p>
<p>Michael Burnhill is European Product Specialist for Consumer Imaging Group at Canon Europe, and commenting on the launch of the two lenses: “Following feedback from our global network of photographers can we now proudly launch these two lenses. We always strive to deliver products with the best quality and performance for today’s visual storytellers. And to have a wide selection to respond the photographers’ needs in the best possible way. EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM represents the finest in L series optical technology. It has a compact size, is sturdy and lightweight. Lens EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM is unbeatable in terms of performance, flexibility and durability. ”</p>
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<p><strong>Superior quality, robust and compact design – EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM</strong></p>
<p>EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM builds on the predecessor’s high standard. There it is superior design, durability and ergonomic design that Canon’s wide lens range is renowned for. The lens weighs only 780 grams and is perfect for anyone on the move. Fluorine coating prevents dirt and water drops on the front lens and anti-reflex treatment Super Spectra eliminates reflexes and light bulbs. The fluorite lenses available in the lens can correct color defects and guarantees high resolution and contrast images. The amazing and reliable</p>
<p>Image quality is invaluable when it comes to reducing time spent in post-processing. The lens aperture f/4 provides consistent exposure in many varying light conditions. EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM has a 9-leaf circular aperture that creates an attractive backdrop, makes the background blurred and reinforces the subject itself. The new image stabilizer is based The design of Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM. It delivers the corresponding effect as with a 5 step shorter shutter speed, compared to the previous three steps of the previous lens *.</p>
<p>EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM uses a combination of an annular ultrasonic engine and third generation technology with new high performance CPU and newly developed firmware for higher speed and Accuracy and fast auto focus. The focus can also be adjusted manually and allows a close-up of 1m, to compare with the predecessor’s 1.2 m. All these features make the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM perfect for discreet and accurate photography, something that is needed for street photography to be really good.</p>
<p><strong>High Performance, Versatile and Sustainable – EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM</strong></p>
<p>New EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM makes the photographers experience even stronger. The lens was designed with high performance and durability in mind and fits photographers who want a high-quality telephoto lens like gives exact details. The lens sealing gaskets make it a sunny choice under challenging conditions. It is protected against moisture and dust and the front and rear lenses are protected by fluorine coatings and easy to clean. The updates in EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM for Tolerance means that the lens is perfect for high quality travel lists.</p>
<p>The lens opens up a whole world of creative possibilities with its large 8-leaf circular shape aperture on f/2.8. Now the photographer can raise sharp objects against silky, blurred backgrounds. With premium fluorite and UD glass, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM delivers high contrast and excellent resolution. Photographers can feel completely confident in being able to achieve that perfect picture. Low lightweight shooting is also no problem, thanks to the lens’s maximum maximum aperture f/2.8, which is constant throughout the zoom range and emits twice as much light as a f/4 lens.</p>
<p>The 3.5-step image stabilizer compensates for blur caused by motion. An annular USM engine provides silent auto focus in outstanding speeds and manual adjustments can be made at any time through one simple twist on the focus ring. All of these features make the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM exceptional objective – for example, to perfectly and quietly photograph animals in their natural surroundings.</p>
<p><strong>EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM – Key Features:</strong></p>
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<li>Flexible 70-200mm zoom range</li>
<li>Fixed maximum aperture f/4</li>
<li>Ring-shaped USM focus</li>
<li>Image stabilizer in 5 steps</li>
<li>Lightweight, weighs only 780 g</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM – Key Features:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Flexible 70-200mm zoom range</li>
<li>Fixed maximum aperture f/2.8</li>
<li>Ring-shaped USM focus</li>
<li>Image stabilizer in 3.5 steps</li>
<li>Durable weatherproof construction</li>
</ul>
<p><em>* Measured according to CIPA standard at 200mm.</em></p>
<p><strong>Price:</strong></p>
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<li>EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM: 14,990 SEK ($1700 USD)</li>
<li>EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM: 24,630 SEK ($2800 USD)</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Sales start:</strong></p>
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<li>EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM: June 2018</li>
<li>EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM: August 2018</li>
</ul>
<a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/EF-70-200mm-f4L-IS-II-USM-EF-70-200mm-f2.pdf" class="pdfemb-viewer" style="" data-width="max" data-height="max"  data-toolbar="bottom" data-toolbar-fixed="off">EF 70 200mm f4L IS II USM, EF 70-200mm f2
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The 5 stops of stabilization on the f4 version is impressive. I will certainly interested to see what improvements they can make to the 2.8 though. I actually just bought the mk11 at a good price as i figure the IQ is going to be hard to improve on anyway.
 
Price for 2.8 lens is given as 2800 US dollars. Not quite as bad as I thought; in the previous thread I predicted 2899 US.

You also have to love Google translate. The new gasket sealing makes this lens a sunny choice. So now we need weather sealing to protect against sunny days as well as rainy days? :eek:
 
I also love how they say the f4 lens is good for discreet shooting. Oh yeah, except the bright white sticks out to anyone within a one mile radius. If they want to make it discreet, here's an idea: make it black. In fact I have converted my (non-IS) 70-200 2.8 to black using Vivid Vinyl and the optional black tripod mount.
 

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Price for 2.8 lens is given as 2800 US dollars. Not quite as bad as I thought; in the previous thread I predicted 2899 US.

You also have to love Google translate. The new gasket sealing makes this lens a sunny choice. So now we need weather sealing to protect against sunny days as well as rainy days? :eek:

In Aus the is a music quiz show that takes a song, uses google to translate it into japanese and then again uses google to translate back to English. Try it. Absolutely hilarious. The contestants then have to try and work out what the song is
 

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The f4 version needed an update - although I am not in its market, sounds like a nice bump.

As for the 2.8...

- Any optical differences between version II and III? In other words - any reason for version II owners to have any interest in upgrading?

- Does it have mode 3 stabilization?

- I noticed they did not tout its weight...I assume this means it will be even heavier than the current version?
 

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MrFotoFool said:
You also have to love Google translate. The new gasket sealing makes this lens a sunny choice. So now we need weather sealing to protect against sunny days as well as rainy days? :eek:

I instead read that as kind of a pun, do you have "challenging weather" to photograph in? No problem, the weather sealing makes it like a "sunny" day.
 

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Act444 said:
- Any optical differences between version II and III? In other words - any reason for version II owners to have any interest in upgrading?

The text in the top post would seem to suggest that the IS system is less effective than the MKII lens so there's likely something screwy with the translation.
 

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MrFotoFool said:
I also love how they say the f4 lens is good for discreet shooting. Oh yeah, except the bright white sticks out to anyone within a one mile radius. If they want to make it discreet, here's an idea: make it black. In fact I have converted my (non-IS) 70-200 2.8 to black using Vivid Vinyl and the optional black tripod mount.
I'd say the 70-300L is a better choice for "discreet shooting". Shorter, and 100mm more focal length. Still though, as you pointed out, it is white. I think Canon's longest black lens is the 200 2.8 II...you give up IS, but if you're shooting in daylight or stopping action it's less of a concern.
 

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To me, the F2.8 does not look like a real picture. The spacing of the "III" graphics does not look right. It looks like someone photoshopped a photo of a version II to make it look like a version III.
 

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MikeD said:
To me, the F2.8 does not look like a real picture. The spacing of the "III" graphics does not look right. It looks like someone photoshopped a photo of a version II to make it look like a version III.

I kind of thought the same thing.
 

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I think there’s a lot of info still missing. Where’s the Blue Goo spec like the 35L mkII? And only 3.5 stops of IS? Huh? This would have be so optically superior and have a hellova fast (instant) AF capability. My MkII is still a fantastic lens optically, and the AF is already very quick. So again, feels like something is off. Looking forward to seeing the official Canon Specs and some real side by side comparions between Mk2 and Mk3
 
People are saying it might be the version ii with iii added in. No it's not. Look at the side-by-side comparison photos (ii and iii) on the previous thread. The version ii has Image Stabilized in gold near the base. The version iii has it in black on the mid barrel.
 

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Fair point, but if Canon moved the "Image Stabilized" from the bottom to mid-ship, why did they leave the space for it at the bottom? Why not continue the ridges at the bottom all the way around? This could still be a fake... Canon is very detail oriented so this open space at the bottom looks suspicious to me... but why fake something like this? What is the motivation to fool rumors sites?
 

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MikeD said:
To me, the F2.8 does not look like a real picture. The spacing of the "III" graphics does not look right. It looks like someone photoshopped a photo of a version II to make it look like a version III.

Looks fine to me.

Very little changed geometrically between the II and the III, so yes, it would be easily photoshoppable to drop in new logos and text and such, but what were you expecting? A dorsal fin? 70% of the length?

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MikeD

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Honesty I was expecting a 24-70 F2.8 IS. :(

I'm super happy with my 70-200 F2.8 IS II but not as much with my 24-105 F4 IS II.
 

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Also, from TDP on the II:

“Canon rates the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens' IS system for 4-stops of assistance.”

He then tested it to show it was slightly better than that on one end while slightly less than that on the other. But it’s more or less 4 stops.

Why would the claimed IS advantage go down on the III version? Does some atom-splitting mega-resolving uptick in sharpness present a bigger lift for the IS to manage?

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MikeD

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Agree. This all does not add up well.

* The III is not spaced right as it should be at the top
* The space for IS logo remains at the bottom where it should have ribs.
* IS performance goes down.

And for added cost, IQ goes up a tiny bit at best??? Does not smell right.
Unless Canon is changing the inside to lower production costs? Remember the 24-105 I vs II?
 

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Assuming that the picture is right, I am a bit surprised that minimum focus distance of the 2.8 III remains at 1.2m, especially since the 100-400 has improved a lot on MM.
We'll have to see what the III offers for the extra $1k. The II is certainly competent in the IQ department as well as IS. Still, a 100-200g less would certainly be appreciated.
 

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Act444 said:
The f4 version needed an update - although I am not in its market, sounds like a nice bump.

As for the 2.8...

- Any optical differences between version II and III? In other words - any reason for version II owners to have any interest in upgrading?

I doubt any 2.8 II owner would upgrade for IQ alone.

Act444 said:
- Does it have mode 3 stabilization?

The post suggests the 2.8 III IS is based on the 100-400 IS implementation (that makes a lot of sense).

Act444 said:
- I noticed they did not tout its weight...I assume this means it will be even heavier than the current version?

Doubtful IMO. The Nikon 70-200 lost some weight. Now the Canon has to "keep up". Heavier is not really an option.