Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

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Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

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This ultra-fast telephoto, a new member of Canon legendary L-series lenses, has totally new optics to provide better image quality. It uses fluorite and UD lens elements for excellent chromatic aberration correction and consists of 17 elements in 12 groups. The built-in Optical Image Stabilizer gives it up to 4 stops of stabilization correction. The inner USM and optimized AF algorithms result in fast and quiet autofocusing, and the circular aperture can even produce beautiful out-of-focus images. This ultra-high-performance lens also improves its durability - better dust- and water-proofing. The EF 200mm f/2L IS USM is outstanding for many available-light applications, including indoor sports, theater work, fashion, and candids at events.

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From Wikipedia

The EF 200mm USM lens is an L-series prime telephoto lens made by Canon Inc. for the EOS line of cameras. Four 200mm primes were made: f/1.8, two f/2.8, and the most recent f/2.0.
The 200 mm f/1.8 USM lens, introduced in November 1988, is the fastest 200mm ever produced.[1] It is a large off-white lens with rear drop-in filter tray. Production was discontinued in 2004. Its total production run was 8,000 with serial numbers from 11,000 to 17,999 inclusive. It featured an unusual "focus by wire" system where the focus ring drove the motor when focusing in manual mode. This functionality was shared with only one other lens, the 1200 mm f/5.6 USM lens from Canon. The lens was used in the SuperWASP extrasolar planet search.[2]
The 200 mm f/2.0, introduced in April 2008, comes as a successor for the above discontinued 200 mm f/1.8. It is a large off-white lens with a rear drop-in filter tray and Image Stabilization.
The 200 mm f/2.8 lens is an inexpensive long prime. The first model, introduced in December 1991, had a built-in hood. It was discontinued in March 1996. It was superseded by the 'mark II', which is similar to first model but with standard bayonet hood, and is still in production.

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MSRP 5999 US$ Aperture (large) f/2.0
Announced 2008 Magnification 0.09x
Length 208mm Minimum focusing distance 1.9m
Weight 2520gr Focal 200 mm
Filter diameter mm Diaphragm blades 8
Manufacturer Canon Color White
Mount Type Canon EF Category Prime, Telephoto
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