The Canon EF 200mm f/2.0 L IS USM Prime Lens is ideal for situation where medium telephoto capability is required in extreme low-light conditions. With a very large maximum aperture of f/2.0 this lens captures a plenty of light and allows for fast shutter speeds in tough lighting conditions. It also features a 5-stop optical Image Stabiliser, further enhancing blur-free imagery. The Canon 200mm f/2 L IS is constructed of the toughest materials and is weather sealed to handle even the harshest of environments and conditions. Canon L-Series optics produces unsurpassed image quality.
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.
A large maximum aperture of f/2 provides outstanding speed for shooting in low light conditions, without the need for flash. The large aperture also provides fine control over depth-of-field for compelling portrait photography.
Canon’s five-stop compensation Image Stabiliser (IS) technology allows the use of shutter speeds up to five times slower with no perceptible increase in image blur. Automatic panning detection automatically turns off the IS in either the horizontal or vertical direction when following moving subjects. Tripod detection automatically switches off IS when the camera is supported.
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.
For optimum visual performance, the lens incorporates Fluorite and UD (ultra-low dispersion) elements to minimise chromatic aberrations. The result is crisp, high contrast and exceptional image quality throughout the frame.
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus (AF) extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.