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Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III & EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II basic specifications and a Swedish press release

Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III & EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II Basic Specifications And A Swedish Press Release

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II – Key Features

  • Flexible 70-200mm zoom range
  • Fixed maximum aperture f / 4
  • Ring-shaped USM focus
  • Image stabilizer in 5 steps
  • Lightweight, weighs only 780 g

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III – Key Features

  • Flexible 70-200mm zoom range
  • Fixed maximum aperture f / 2.8
  • Ring-shaped USM focus
  • Image stabilizer in 3.5 steps
  • Durable weatherproof construction

More tidbits about the two upcoming Canon L lenses, the Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS III (shipping August 2018, $2,099) and EF 70-200mm f4L IS II (shipping June 2018, $1,299).

A press text in Swedish leaked over at Nokishita, we provide a machine translation:

Canon upgrades the L Series’s popular EF 70-200mm lens

Canon upgrades two of its most popular and well-known L series lenses, and is now launching 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 instruments for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. The two new lenses can be used for many different objects, from portrait to wildlife, and confirm the main role of the 70-200mm lens in the photographic equipment bag.

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

EF 70-200mm f / 4L IS II USM builds on the predecessor’s high standard. There is the superior design, durability and ergonomic design that Canon’s wide lens range is known for. The lens weighs only 780 grams and is perfect for anyone on the move. The fluorine coating stumps away dirt and water drops on the front lens and the Super Spectra antireflex treatment eliminates reflexes and lightslings. The fluorite lenses available in the lens can correct color defects and ensure high resolution and contrast images. The amazing and reliable image quality is invaluable when it comes to reducing the time of 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 enhances the subject itself. The new image stabilization device is based on Canon 100-100mm f / 4.5-5.6L IS II USM design. It delivers the equivalent effect as with a 5-step shorter shutter speed, compared to the previous 3-step lens *.

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

High Performance, Versatile and Sustainable – EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM

New EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM makes the photographers experience even stronger. The lens was designed with high performance and durability in mind and fits photographers who want a high-quality telephoto lens that provides precise details. The lens sealing gaskets make it a sunny choice under challenging conditions. It is protected against moisture and dust and the front and rear lenses are protected by fluorine coatings and are easy to clean. The updates in EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM in terms of durability mean that the lens is perfect for high quality travel displays.

The lens opens up a whole world of creative possibilities with its large 8-leaf circular aperture on f / 2.8. Now the photographer can raise sharp objects against silky, blurred backgrounds. With premium fluorite and UD glass, the EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM delivers high contrast and excellent resolution. Photographers can feel completely confident in delivering that perfect image. Low light captures are also no problem, thanks to the lens’s maximum maximum aperture f / 2.8, which is constant throughout the zoom range and emits twice as much light as a f / 4 lens.

The 3.5-step image stabilizer compensates for blur caused by motion. An annular USM engine provides quiet auto focus at outstanding speeds, and manual adjustments can be made at any time by a simple twist on the focus ring. All these features make the EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM an exceptional lens – for example, to perfectly and quietly capture animals in their natural environment.

EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM – Key Features

  • Flexible 70-200mm zoom range
  • Fixed maximum aperture f / 4
  • Ring-shaped USM focus
  • Image stabilizer in 5 steps
  • Lightweight, weighs only 780 g

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM – Key Features

  • Flexible 70-200mm zoom range
  • Fixed maximum aperture f / 2.8
  • Ring-shaped USM focus
  • Image stabilizer in 3.5 steps
  • Durable weatherproof construction

Price:

  • EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM: 14 990 SEK
  • EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM: 24 630 SEK

Availability:

  • EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM: June 2018
  • EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM: August 2018
EF 70 200mm f4L IS II USM, EF 70-200mm f2
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