Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS III USM Review

May 30, 2019 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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When Canon introduces a replacement lens, it has always improved upon its predecessor and that is again the case with this lens. However, the advantages of this lens are not going to be wildly-compelling in convincing version II lens owners to make the upgrade to the version III option. Canon called it a "refresh" and it is just that. Still, it is an excellent and useful lens.
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A slight upgrade from the Mk II, the new edition looks pricey. If you want a top-flight 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, the Tamron G2 delivers excellent image quality, has a better stabilizer and comes at half the price.
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Hot on the heels of the excellent Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, reviewed last month and awarded an Editor's Choice accolade, we have the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM, the big brother of the pair, with its fast, bright f/2.8 maximum aperture. We can also add weight and cost to the equation, so it will be very interesting to see the outcome, and tested using the same Canon EOS 5DS R 50mp body as for the previous review.
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