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70-200mm F4 L IS II USM EF Canon 2018 Lens
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    • 20 elements in 15 groups
    • One flourite element and two UD elements for high image quality.
    • Highly resistant to dust and water, and improved durability even in harsh conditions.
    • Flexible 70-200mm zoom range
    • Fixed maximum aperture f/4
    • Optimized lens placement and coatings minimize ghosting and flare.
    • Circular aperture (9 blades) for beautiful soft backgrounds.
    • Ring-shaped USM focus
    • Optical image stabilization at up to 5 stops of shake correction.
    • Three image stabilization modes for outstanding results.
    • IS mode 3 effective when tracking moving subjects and assists when panning.
    • Minimum focusing distance shortened from 3.9ft to 3.3ft (1.2m to 1m).
    • Lightweight, weighs only 780 g
    • 80mm x 176mm
    • 72mm
    • USD price of $1299, 14,990 SEK
    • Available - June 2018

    PR Translation

    Canon upgrades two of its most popular and well-known L series lenses, and is now launching the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM. For many years, both models have been important instrument for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. The two new lenses can be used for many different objects, from portrait to wildlife, and confirms the main role of the 70-200mm lens photographers equipment bag.

    Michael Burnhill is European Product Specialist for Consumer Imaging Group at Canon Europe, and commenting on the launch of the two lenses: “Following feedback from our global network of photographers can we now proudly launch these two lenses. We always strive to deliver products with the best quality and performance for today’s visual storytellers. And to have a wide selection to respond the photographers’ needs in the best possible way. EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM represents the finest in L series optical technology. It has a compact size, is sturdy and lightweight. Lens EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM is unbeatable in terms of performance, flexibility and durability. ”

    Superior quality, robust and compact design – EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM

    EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM builds on the predecessor’s high standard. There it is superior design, durability and ergonomic design that Canon’s wide lens range is renowned for. The lens weighs only 780 grams and is perfect for anyone on the move. Fluorine coating prevents dirt and water drops on the front lens and anti-reflex treatment Super Spectra eliminates reflexes and light bulbs. The fluorite lenses available in the lens can correct color defects and guarantees high resolution and contrast images. The amazing and reliable

    Image quality is invaluable when it comes to reducing time spent in post-processing. The lens aperture f/4 provides consistent exposure in many varying light conditions. EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM has a 9-leaf circular aperture that creates an attractive backdrop, makes the background blurred and reinforces the subject itself. The new image stabilizer is based The design of Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM. It delivers the corresponding effect as with a 5 step shorter shutter speed, compared to the previous three steps of the previous lens *.

    EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM uses a combination of an annular ultrasonic engine and third generation technology with new high performance CPU and newly developed firmware for higher speed and Accuracy and fast auto focus. The focus can also be adjusted manually and allows a close-up of 1m, to compare with the predecessor’s 1.2 m. All these features make the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM perfect for discreet and accurate photography, something that is needed for street photography to be really good

    Press release in Sweden

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  • US PR

    MELVILLE, N.Y., June 7, 2018 -- Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced two new telephoto zoom lenses, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM. The new lenses serve advanced amateur and professional photographers in a variety of applications and solutions including wildlife, landscapes, portrait and sports photography. Canon EF 70-200mm focal-length lenses are a popular option for photographers in need of a long zoom range that maintains a relatively compact design. In addition, these updated lenses inherit the same overall build-quality and ruggedness photographers have come to expect from the Canon EF L-series line of lenses.

    "At the core of image capturing, Canon believes the lens is just as important as the camera. A seamless relationship between the two allows photographers to produce emotion-evoking and timeless images," said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Canon is excited to offer photographers two distinct options in the 70-200mm focal-length, continuing to further expand our optics heritage."

    Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM

    The new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM features numerous updates over its predecessor, making it an ideal lens for advanced amateur photographers using Canon DSLR cameras such as the EOS 6D Mark II or EOS 80D. Most notably, Optical Image Stabilization is upgraded from three stops to five shutter speed stops of correction over the original f/4 lens. The improved IS allows photographers to more easily capture crisp, in-focus images without the use of a tripod. The new lens also features three IS modes, each uniquely designed and suitable for a variety of shooting situations, such as the capture of still subjects, panning or fast moving objects2. Furthermore, the IS operational noise has been reduced, which proves ideal for photographers shooting in a concert hall or on-stage shooting at the theatre.

    Additional noteworthy features of the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM include:

    • One fluorite lens and two UD lenses helps to provide high-image quality
    • Minimum focusing distance shortened from 1.2m to 1m (3.9ft to 3.3ft)
    • Super Spectra Coating technology and optimized lens element placement helps minimize ghosting and flaring
    • Circular nine blade aperture producing a beautiful bokeh quality, ideal for portrait shooting
    • Lens features 20 lens elements in 15 groups
    • Fluorine coating on front and rear elements helps to reduce smears and fingerprints
    • Inner focusing system with Ring Ultrasonic Motor

    The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is scheduled to begin shipping in late June 2018 with an estimated retail price of $1,299.00. The Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III is scheduled to begin shipping in August 2018 for an estimated retail price of $2,099.00

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  • Nice update, but quite minor one.

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  • Review


    At 70mm both center and edge sharpness are excellent at f/4 and outstanding between f/5.6 and f/11. At f/16 sharpness is beginning to drop off due to diffraction, becoming much more prominent at f/22 and f/32.

    Even at 200mm both center and edge sharpness are excellent at f/4 and outstanding between f/5.6 and f/11. At f/16 sharpness is beginning to drop off due to diffraction, becoming much more prominent at f/22 and f/32.

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