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

Image stabilization Canon IS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Better wide angle 70 mm vs 200 mm
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2.9x better wide angle
More zoom 2.9x vs 1x
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Around 3x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

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

Is a prime lens Yes vs No
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Prime lenses have a single focal length, they are typically sharper and have wider apertures
Lighter 0.8 kg vs 1.5 kg
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Around 50% lighter
Cheaper $819.00 vs $1,975.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,156 cheaper (2.4x less)
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

similarities

Compared to 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.

Compared to sports lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

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

Sports lens

$2,260 - $2,499

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is heavier
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$1,089

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Length Is shorter
Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Telephoto lens

$1,349

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$1,049

Magnification Has better macro
Max focal length Has a slightly longer telephoto lens
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Telephoto lens

$709

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Sports lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Sports lens

$1,449

Weight Is heavier

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Sports lens

$2,397

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide maximum Significantly wider aperture
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Canon-ef

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

Sports lens

$1,199

Lowest price Cheaper
Wide maximum Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Wildlife lens

Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Zoom range More zoom
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

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

Wildlife lens

Weight Lighter
Length Shorter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Canon-ef

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Canon-ef

Sports lens

$769

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Macro lens

$1,579

Magnification More magnification
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Lowest price More expensive
Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon-ef

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon-ef

Wildlife lens

$449

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Aperture Narrower aperture

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