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Canon EF 200mm f2L IS USM vs Canon EF 200mm f2.8L II USM

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Canon EF 200mm f2L IS USM vs Canon EF 200mm f2.8L II USMto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Canon 200mm f2L IS USM Top Features

  • 200mm Focal Range
  • F2.0 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 2520g.
  • Diameter: 128mm
  • Length: 208mm
  • Min Focus Distance:1.9m
  • Max Magnification:0.12x

Canon EF 200mm f2L IS USM

Canon 200mm f2.8L II USM Top Features

  • 200mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 72mm
  • Max Format:
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 765g.
  • Diameter: 83mm
  • Length: 136mm
  • Min Focus Distance:1.5m
  • Max Magnification:0.16x

Canon EF 200mm f2.8L II USM

Our Winner: Canon EF 200mm f2L IS USM over Canon EF 200mm f2.8L II USM

Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Max Aperture – Wide 2 vs 2.8
Max Aperture – Tele 2 vs 2.8
Filter Thread 52mm vs 72mm
Weather Sealing Yes vs No

Pros Of Canon EF 200mm f2.8L II USM over Canon EF 200mm f2L IS USM
Weight 765g vs 2520g
Diameter 83mm vs 128mm
Length 136mm vs 208mm
Minimum Focus Distance 1.5m vs 1.9m
Max Magnification 0.16x vs 0.12x

Canon 200mm f2L IS USM vs Canon 200mm f2.8L II USM Specs Table

General Canon 200mm f2L IS USM Canon 200mm f2.8L II USM
Brand Canon Canon
Lens Type Prime Prime
Price CHECK PRICE CHECK PRICE
Lens Type Telephoto Prime Telephoto Prime
Lens Mount Canon EF Canon EF
Max Format 35mm FF 35mm FF
Focal Range 200mm 200mm
Image Stabilization Yes No
Colour Grey and Black Black
Zoom Method No Zoom No Zoom
Power Zoom No No
Zoom Lock No No
Zoom Ratio 1.0X 1.0X
Aperture
Max Aperture F2.0 F2.8
Min Aperture F32.0 F32.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 8 8
Optics
Optical Elements 17 9
Optical Groups 12 7
Special Elements Super Spectra lens coatings Fluorite and UD lens elements 2 UD-glass elements
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 1.9m 1.5m
Max Magnification 0.12X 0.16X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ring-type ultrasonic Ultrasonic
Full Time Manual Yes Yes
Focus Method Internal Rear
Distance Scale Yes Yes
DoF Scale Yes Yes
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 2520g 765g
Diameter 128mm 83mm
Length 208mm 136mm
Materials Metal barrel, metal mount Metal barrel, metal mount
Weather Sealing Yes No
Filter Thread 52mm 72mm
Filter Notes drop-in filter
Hood Supplied Unknown Yes
Hood Code ET-120B ET-83b II
Tripod Collar Yes Unknown
Optional Accessories Lens Case 200 Hard Case LH-D18 II Soft Case LP1222
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