differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Better image stabilization Canon IS II vs Canon IS
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Less risk of blur
Better telephoto 300 mm vs 200 mm
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50% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly lighter 2.3 kg vs 2.5 kg
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Around 10% lighter
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

Better wide angle 200 mm vs 300 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Wider aperture f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the EF 200mm f/2L IS USM captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Shorter 208 mm vs 249 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Slightly cheaper $5,699.00 vs $6,099.00
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The best price we've seen is $400 cheaper (around 10% less)
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USMCanon IS II
EF 200mm f/2L IS USMCanon IS
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM300 mm
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM200 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Very expensive Help
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM$6,099.00
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM$5,699.00
Diameter Quite large diameters Help
127 mm
Weight Heavy Help
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM2.3 kg
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM2.5 kg
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM300 mm
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM200 mm
Length Quite long Help
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM249 mm
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM208 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Competitors

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM

Sports lens

$3,399

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Length Shorter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM

Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM

Wildlife lens

$7,386

Max focal length Better telephoto
Weight Lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sports lens

Max focal length Better telephoto
Diameter Significantly larger diameter

Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM Competitors

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