differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Better image stabilization Canon IS II vs Canon IS
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Less risk of blur
Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Cheaper $1,502.89 vs $2,199.99
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The best price we've seen is $697 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Slightly lighter 1.5 kg vs 1.7 kg
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More than 10% lighter
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM

Much more zoom 10.7x vs 2.9x
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More than 3.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 300 mm vs 200 mm
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50% more reach, less perspective distortion
Better wide angle 28 mm vs 70 mm
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2.5x better wide angle
Slightly more magnification 1:3.3 (0.3) vs 1:4.8 (0.2)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 40% larger in your photo
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the Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USMCanon IS II
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USMCanon IS
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM200 mm
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM300 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Weight Heavy Help
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM1.5 kg
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM1.7 kg

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM70 mm
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM28 mm

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

competitors

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Competitors

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Telephoto lens

$552 - $579

Weight Lighter
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Wildlife lens

$93 - $199

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Canon EF

Sports lens

$830 - $1,099

Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Competitors

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Telephoto lens

$552 - $579

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Wildlife lens

$93 - $199

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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