While the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM may be known as a sports photography lens, it performs exceptionally well in a wide variety of situations. From wedding and portrait photography, to landscape and wildlife photography, this telephoto lens does it all – and it does it well. Featuring superior build quality and an array of features, this impressive lens is an essential part of any serious photographer’s kit. With extremely well controlled vignetting, chromatic aberration and flare, optical performance is superb, delivering sharpness all the way out to its full frame corners at all focal lengths. Image Stabilisation allows you to capture incredibly sharp images with a handheld camera, providing a stable viewfinder to make framing easier, while the ring-type USM autofocus is very fast, very accurate and near silent. For fast-moving action, the AI Servo AF tracks and focuses your subject, so you never miss a second.

  • Fluorite and UD Elements

    Fluorite and UD Elements

    Fluorite, which boasts a very low dispersion of light, is capable of combatting the residual aberration that standard optical glass fails to eliminate.
  • Background Blur

    Background Blur

    Capture crisp and clean images even wide open, perfect for portraits, landscapes and travel shots.
  • Image Stabilization

    Image Stabilization

    Permits the use of shutter speeds two stops lower than normal without blur from camera shake.
  • Ring-type Ultrasonic Focusing

    Ring-type Ultrasonic Focusing

    A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus quickly, and in near silence.




Barcode 4960999575070


Angle of view (Horizontal) 29° - 10°
Angle of view (Vertical) 19°30' - 7°
Angle of view (Diagonal) 34° - 12°
Lens construction (elements/groups) 23/19
No. of diaphragm blades 8
Minimum aperture 32
Closest focussing distance 1.2m
Maximum magnification 0.21x (at 200mm)
Distance Information Provided
Image stabilizer 4-stops
AF actuator Ring USM¹

Physical Specifications

Dust / moisture resistance Yes
Filter diameter 77mm
Max diameter 88.8mm
length 199mm
Weight 1490g

Compatibility & Support


The EF Mount is compatible with cameras that use a full-frame and CPS-C Cameras.
Full Frame Cameras

Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 6D

APS-C Cameras

Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 90D

Canon EOS 100D
Canon EOS 200D
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EOS 700D
Canon EOS 1100D
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS 1300D

Check if your camera can use a EF Lens
EF Lens Compatibility Diagram

Industry Awards

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM awarded Best Professional Lens: 2011 TIPA Awards


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