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

Silly me, I bought a telephoto lens after Safari trip …

I did quite a lot of research, and my choice was Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 L IS USM.

But finally, I was persuaded by the sales to buy another telephoto lens.

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

200mm is definitely not enough for shooting wild animals … (prepare for the future), and of course EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM is the best for Safari photo, but it is too expensive and too heavy.

This lens is compatible with Extender EF 1.4x III (Extender EF 2x III is also available) which the the focal length can be increased by a factor of 1.4x. Some people said that using Extender EF 1.4x will reduce the image quality, probably yes, but honestly I can’t tell the difference.

The 1.4x Extender will also decrease the maximum aperture, so I think I will only consider 1.4x but not 2x.

4 thoughts on “Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

  1. I think it’s time to put my 5 year old Cannon into retirement haha. Any recommendations for a new compact camera? Looking for something smaller (i.e. not a dslr).

    1. Thanks for your comment.
      If you don’t mind using a fixed lens camera, I would suggest Fujifilm X100 series or Fujifilm X70.

      1. Awesome, thanks a lot for the advice. I’m going to have a look into those. I was actually reading a couple of reviews of the x100 the other day. A lot of it went a bit over my head if I’m being honest, but it seemed to fair well, and I figure I’ll get the hang of the features and settings as I go. Would you recommend either of those for a beginner, or do you think something a bit more basic would be better?

    2. I think both x100 and x70 are quite easy to use, if you don’t want to do the setting, you can use the auto mode (for shutter and aperture).
      But both of them are fixed focal length lens camera (can’t zoom), you may takes some time to get used to it.
      Or you may consider Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II.

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