Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Lens Summary

Brand: Canon

Also Known As: Canon 200mm f/2.8L II

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon EF

Release Date: 1996-03-01

MSRP Price: $769

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Poor

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Telephoto lens boasting high image quality and carrying ease. With two UD-glass elements and rear focusing to correct aberrations, image delineation is extremely sharp. Background blur is also natural-looking, as was simulated by Canon. The lens comes with a dedicated, detachable hood

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length200mm
Mount TypeCanon EF
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS-C)
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:6.25
Image Stabilizer (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)12°
Optical Information
Lens Elements9
Lens Groups7
Diaphragm Blades8
Aspherical Elements2 UD glass elements
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
UltraSonic Motor (USM)Yes
Rear FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance1.5m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size72mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions3.3 x 5.4mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Diagram


Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Chart


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K. Bradbury

I recently acquired this lens, and it is very quick & silent on AF. Easy to carry & pack, and contrary to your list of features, it takes both a 1.4 and 2x telwconverters.( the 1.4 with very little degradation of image quality)
Colors are rendered faithfully, and there is very little CA even in high contrast edges.
I highly recommend this lens.