Canon updates the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM zoom

Canon has just presented its newest zoom lens. The 70-200mm range is quite important because at f/2.8 it is one of the most coveted high-quality lenses.

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

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

The new features:

  • Faster AutoFocus algorithms
  • Min focusing distance: 1.2m
  • Wider focusing ring
  • Weather-sealing
  • Magnesium allow barrel for a better reliability at the small cost of only 1490g weight

This small marvel does not have a price yet, and will only be available in April 2010.

3 comments for “Canon updates the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM zoom

  1. Ted
    January 5, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    The current version is around 2000 €. Is it reasonable to expect less with the new one ?

  2. January 5, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Oh no. Canon has the habit of hiking the price up in this kind of context. The lens is better, right?

  3. melvin
    January 6, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    In Germany, it is priced 2399€.

    http://www.calumetphoto.de/item/CAN7020028ISUSMII/

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