EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Is Perfect Complement To EOS System The new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM is a high contrast lens with high resolving power. It is constructed using the finest optics including four UD (Ultra-Low Dispersion) glass elements designed for correcting chromatic aberrations, resulting in extremely sharp images with excellent color rendition. Designed to maintain a consistent aperture ratio of f/2.8 throughout the zoom range, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens provides photographers with tremendous shooting latitude. Its fixed aperture throughout its zoom range makes it an ideal lens for location and sports photographers who have a need for an assortment of fast lenses but can not afford to weigh themselves down with excessive gear.

The 70-200mm f/2.8L USM is also the first EF zoom lens that utilizes tele-extenders. When using the 1.4X or 2X tele-extender, autofocus is available throughout the entire zoom range of the lens. Manual focusing is possible when the lens is set in the AF mode. The new fixed aperture zoom lens incorporates Canon's proprietary Ultrasonic Motor (USM) lens technology for quiet operation and precise performance. Since the motor drive unit for the EF lens is in the lens itself, the lens provides faster AF control and decreases the drive power transmission loss inherent in lens systems which are driven by motors in the camera body. Further, because the camera's AF operation is handled within the lens itself, the lens provides quick, precise operation and high precision start/stop response and controllability.

Specification                     EF70-200/2.8L USM    EF80-200/2.8L 
Focal Length Range                70-200mm             80-200mm      
Maximum Aperture                  f/2.8                f/2.8         
Optical Formula (groups/elements) 15/18                13/16         
Zoom System (Moving/Total Groups) 3/5                  3/5           
Zoom Type                         Turning Ring         Turning Ring  
Number of UD Glass Elements       4                    3             
Focusing Motor Type               Ring USM             Arc Form Drive
Inner Focusing Type               Yes                  Yes           
Closest Focusing Distance         1.5m/4.9 ft.         1.8m/5.9 ft.  
Focusing Distance Range Selector  1.5m/3m              1.8m/3.5m     
Focusing Speed (excludes AF)      0.48 sec.            0.5 sec.      
Full-Time Manual Focus            Yes                  No (switch req.)
Compatible with EF Extenders      Yes                  No            
Distance Scale                    Yes                  Yes           
Non-rotating filter thread        Yes                  Yes           
Filter size                       77mm                 72mm          
Lens Hood/Type                    ET-83/Bayonet        ES-79/Clip-on 
Length                            193.6mm              185.7mm       
Weight                            1,275g/44.6 oz.      1,330g/47 oz. 
Suggested List Price              $2,340               $1,920*    

*EF80-200/2.8L discontinued as of February, 1995.