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 Type Prime Lens
Focal Length 200mm
Mount Type Canon EF
Format Full Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s) 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS-C)
Compatible with Teleconverters No
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6.25
Image Stabilizer (Image Stabilization) No
Aperture Information
Aperture Ring No
Maximim Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/32
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format) 12°
Optical Information
Lens Elements 9
Lens Groups 7
Diaphragm Blades 8
Aspherical Elements 2 UD glass elements
SWC (SubWavelength Structure Coating) No
Super Spectra Coating No
Focus Information
Focus Autofocus
Built-in Focus Motor Yes
UltraSonic Motor (USM) Yes
Rear Focusing Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 1.5m
Distance Information Yes
Filter Information
Filter Size 72mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust Sealing No
Mount Material Metal
Tripod Collar No
Dimensions 3.3 x 5.4mm
Weight 765g
Other Information
Available in Colors Black

Lens Construction

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Diagram


Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Chart

Reader Interactions


  1. K. Bradbury
    May 19, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    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.

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