Relaunched in 2018 with the 4-stop image stabilizer (IS III), the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8l lens is perfect for the full-frame sports or nature photographer, where high-performance stabilization is essential for sharp images.
Aimed at the portraiture market, the 70-200mm produces very pleasing images throughout the zoom range, and with the wide aperture available throughout the entire focal range, soft backgrounds are effortless to produce in all lighting conditions.
The size of this lens is something many may not be used to. This is evident when you notice that the lens has its own tripod mount, which is ideal to use instead of the mount on the bottom of the camera, due to the centre of mass being shifted towards the front of the setup, rather than the back. Like all L series lenses, the 70-200mm f/2.8 features weather sealing, protecting it from the elements but only to a moisture-resistant level.
The image stabilizer offers two modes of operation to improve the sharpness of images, with setting one operating both vertically and horizontally, and option two stabilising the panning motion only. The image quality produced is immaculate, even on fast-moving objects shooting at maximum aperture.
This rental kit includes the following:
- Canon 70-200mm EF Mount f/2.8L series USM telephoto zoom lens
- Hoya 77mm UV filter for protection
- Lens caps/covers for front and rear elements
- Tiffen 77mm variable ND filter, and Hoya 77mm circular polarizing filter (Optional)
- Genuine Canon ET-87 lens hood
- Canon lens soft carry case