Canon EF 70-200 F2.8L IS III USM Lens Announced, Priced $2,099, Available for Pre-Order

Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS III USM

Canon has just announced the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens. It is the third revision of Canon’s professional-level mid-telephoto zoom, featuring the same optical design to its predecessor and adding an Air Sphere Coating as well as fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements. This new lens costs $2,099, available for Pre-Order at B&H/ Adorama. It is scheduled to start shipping in August 2018.

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM–Pre-Order— B&HAdoramaCanon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS III USM-2

    The new Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM is an ideal lens for professional photographers who shoot with the Canon 1D and 5D series of DSLR cameras. The inclusion of Air Sphere Coating (ASC) technology helps to reduce flaring and ghosting, and suppresses the reflection of light.

Additional noteworthy features of the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM include:

  • Optical Image Stabilizer up to 3.5 shutter speed stops of correction
  • Fluorine coating on front and rear elements helps to reduce smears and fingerprints
  • Inner focusing system with Ring Ultrasonic Motor
  • One fluorite lens and five UD lenses helps to provide high-image quality
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.2m (3.9ft)
  • Lens features 23 elements in 19 groups
  • Circular eight blade aperture

Below are the detailed specifications:

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 70–200 mm
Image stabilization Yes
CIPA Image stabilization rating 3.5 stop(s)
Lens mount Canon EF
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F32
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Elements 23
Groups 19
Special elements / coatings Five fluorite and five UD elements, ASC and fluorine coatings
Minimum focus 1.20 m (47.24)
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter Yes
Weight 1440 g (3.17 lb)
Diameter 89 mm (3.5)
Length 199 mm (7.83)
Materials Magnesium alloy
Sealing Yes
Colour White
Zoom method Rotary (internal)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock Unknown
Filter thread 77 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar Yes

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