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differences

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
Significantly 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
Cheaper $819.00 vs $1,975.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,156 cheaper (2.4x less)
Lighter 0.8 kg vs 1.5 kg
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Around 50% lighter
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
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
200 mm

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

Compared to sports lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weight Light weight Help
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM:1.5 kg
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM:0.8 kg
Magnification Poor magnification Help
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM:1:5.8 (0.2x)
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM:1:6.2 (0.2x)

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

$2,299

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 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$609

Magnification Has better macro
Max focal length Has a slightly longer telephoto 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-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$445

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Length Is shorter
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Wide maximum Has a lower max f/stop
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

Wildlife lens

$140

Magnification Has better macro
Zoom range Has slightly large zoom range
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Sports lens

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

$170

Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Lowest price Cheaper
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Aperture Significantly narrower 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

$1,408

Magnification More magnification
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

Sports lens

$11,600

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Lowest price Much more expensive
Weight Significantly heavier
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Macro lens

$1,579

Magnification Much more magnification
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Lowest price More expensive

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