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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens for Portrait Shooting – Features Soft Bokeh, I.S. Modes to Help Get Shots of Fast-Moving Subjects, O.I.S. at Up to 5 Stops; EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens for Professional Photographers – O.I.S. at Up to 3.5 Stops, Fast & Near-Silent AF, Air Sphere Coating Minimizes Ghosting & Flare: Both Lenses’ Features Include Dust-/Water-Resistant and AF with Full-Time Manual for Focus Adjustment

The following video presents New EF 70-200mm Lenses Provide Improved Performance and Results:
Discover the benefits of improvements found in the new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lenses as explained by Canon U.S.A.’s Rudy Winston.

Canon added the following new lenses to the lineup of EF L-Series telephoto zoom:

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

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

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM

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

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

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

Highlights include:

  • Optical Image Stabilization at up to 5 Stops1 of Shake Correction.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM: IS Modes: Images Courtesy of Canon

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM: IS Modes: Images Courtesy of Canon

  • Image Stabilization Modes help to get shots of fast-moving subjects.
1 Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Testing performed at a focal length of 200mm using the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II digital SLR camera.
Canon EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM: Soft Bokeh

Canon EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM: Soft Bokeh

Canon EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM: Soft Bokeh

Canon EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM: Soft Bokeh

  • One Fluorite Element and Two UD Elements for High Image Quality.
  • Soft Bokeh
  • Dust- and water-resistant construction.

Main Specifications of the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 70-200mm f/4
Lens Construction: 20 elements in 15 groups
Diagonal Angle of View: 34° – 12°
Focus Adjustment: AF with full-time manual
Closest Focusing Distance: 3.28 ft. / 1m
Filter Size: 72mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: Φ3.1 x 6.9 in., approx. 1.7 lbs. / Φ80 x 176mm, approx. 780g

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Telephoto Zoom

Highlights include:

  • Bright zoom with an f/2.8 maximum aperture.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM: Image Courtesy of Canon

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM: Image Courtesy of Canon

  • Canon’s Air Sphere Coating (ASC) enhances the lens’ ability to suppress reflections.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM: Air Sphere Coating (ASC) Minimizes Ghosting and Flare: Images Courtesy of Canon

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM: Air Sphere Coating (ASC) Minimizes Ghosting and Flare: Images Courtesy of Canon

  • Optical Image Stabilization at up to 3.5 Stops1 of Shake Correction.
1 Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Testing performed at a focal length of 200mm using the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II digital SLR camera.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM: Inner focusing ring USM (ultrasonic motor): Images Courtesy of Canon

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM: Inner focusing ring USM (ultrasonic motor): Images Courtesy of Canon

  • Fast and near-silent AF.
  • One Fluorite Element and Five UD Elements for High Image Quality
  • Dust- and water-resistant construction.

Main Specifications of the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Telephoto Zoom

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 70-200mm f/2.8
Lens Construction: 23 elements in 19 groups
Diagonal Angle of View: 34° – 12°
Focus Adjustment: AF with full-time manual
Closest Focusing Distance: 3.94 ft. / 1.2m
Filter Size: 77mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: Φ3.5 x 7.8 in., approx. 3.17 lbs. / Φ88.8 x 199mm, approx. 1440g

PRESS RELEASE

Canon Updates Lineup of EF L-Series Telephoto Zoom Lenses With the Introduction of EF 70-200MM F/4L II USM and EF 70-200MM F/2.8L IS III USM

Next Generation of EF 70-200mm Lenses Features a Variety of Updates Including Enhanced Optical Image Stabilization in the f/4 and the Inclusion of Air Sphere Coating in the f/2.8

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 stops1 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

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM
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 stops1 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

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^. For additional information regarding the lenses improved performance over predecessors please visit, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFTBw7-8gdk&feature=youtu.be.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2017† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2018. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.
† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

1 According to CIPA standards (focal length 200mm, with EOS-1D X Mark II).
2 When lens is mounted on compatible cameras.
^ Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.


The following video presents Canon Air Sphere Coating (ASC) Overview:
Get a quick overview about our Air Sphere Coating (ASC), an anti-reflective coating found on many Canon lenses to further reduce flare and ghosting.


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