Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM

Review of Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM telephoto lens. Review created 2013.

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Facts

  • excellent telephoto lens
  • estimated retail price 840 EUR
  • in my use from 2/2010 to current date
  • comes handy when I feel like a paparazzi: takes close-ups from a distance

Pros

  • only positive things to say about image quality so perfectly in par with Canon EF 135mm f/2.0 L USM
  • leave some distance between the subject and background and you get excellent bokeh
  • always sharp no matter on what aperture
  • looks very credible

Cons

  • with 200 mm and with the maximum aperture f/2.8 some serious light and high ISOs are required indoors
  • at the limit of being too heavy for my shooting style so could be an overkill for a small DSLR body
  • IS could be helpful (but isn't IS only for wimps)