Canon EF 2751B002 70 mm - 200 mm f/2.8 Lens
As an advanced amature photographer that has used Canon equipment for more than 30 years I am disappointed that this lens needed major repairs after 2 years of use.
I protected this lens and there is not a mark on it. It it is that fragile it is not pro quality.
September 7, 2014
I purchased this lens over a year ago and have loved it ever since. The image quality this lens produces on a regular basis is awesome! I use the lens to capture images at little league sporting events and almost always hand held. This lens is always on my camera, and I never leave home without it. I've even used it at a 6th grade choir concert with low light and no flash with really good results. I cannot say enough good things about my lens! I even use this lens for portraits over my fast primes because I simply love the color and bokeh I get from this lens. The image stabilization system on the 70-200L IS II is awesome. I think Canon claims the IS on it gives a 3-4 F-stop advantage, in practical terms, it's the difference between getting an awesome shot or getting a bad one with a lot of blur. I'm also very impressed with the speed of the focus motor, it instantly locks on the target and delivers excellent results. I guess if you want to look at some drawbacks to this lens, I could list a few. The first one is obviously the price, it's a bit higher than most other options. I justified this purchase in my mind with the fact that it rivals most primes at any focal length in it's zoom range and a lot cheaper than buying them all! The next one would be the size/weight issue. I've just accepted it and realized that no other zoom will give me the razor sharp images I get from this lens! I carry it for hours at a time without even noticing the weight any more, everything else just seems light on my camera! I would (and do) recommend this lens to anyone for anything they're shooting within the 70-200 zoom range. Probably the biggest con for me with this lens is the fact that it has made me become a lens s n o b! After using this lens for any period of time, you can't pick up most other lenses without some sort of disappointment. I'm in the market for a wide angle lens to complement my 70-200 and find myself comparing every lens that I test to the one I already have, even though the focal ranges are miles apart. If anyone is interested, I'll probably end up purchasing the 24-70L II because so far it's the only lens I've put on my camera that didn't leave me with the feeling that it was missing something. We'll see! If you're thinking about buying this lens, just do it and become a lens carrying member of the elite 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM fan club!!
August 31, 2014
Wonderful Lens for extended view
I had the same lens in the f4 version it it was sharp as a tack. This one performs even better. The sad part is that my last one was stolen. But it was insured. I do suggest you insure your Canon products as well as register all of them. They are high quality product that deserve respect!
August 14, 2014
Worth the extra cash.......
After doing lengthy comparisons to other quality 70-200mm lenses through numerous review sites, forums and renting, the Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM was my choice, hands down. This lens has superior sharpness I couldn't get anywhere else and during high speed motion, it was second to none. I used this lens in a theater during a live show and the low light capability was awesome! I highly recommend this lens!
July 16, 2014