Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM II - Full Format Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Canon EOS (Full Format)

Sample Images

Here're some sample images taken with the EOS 5D II (RAW converted via DPP).

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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 200.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/2000s
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 200.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/8000s
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 200.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/2000s
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 200.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/1000s
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 200.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/4000s
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 200.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/5000s

Verdict

The EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM II is capable of delivering a near-flawless performance in most aspects. It provides a very high resolution combined with an excellent contrast straight from f/2.8. The lateral CAs are very low which contributes to the high sharpness perception. The global peak quality is reached around f/5.6. The amount of vignetting is comparatively moderate for a such a lens used on a full format camera. Typical for a prime lens the amount of pincushion distortion is not overly field-relevant. The quality of the bokeh is above average with a very smooth rending of the background- and foreground blur. On the downside out-of-focus highlights can get a little edgy from f/4 onwards and there can be the usual "cat's eye" highlights towards the corners. The mechanical execution is on a professional level – except for missing weather sealing. However, despite its impressive performance it surely has a tough standing in the marketplace because the various Canon EF 70-200mm USM L variants are basically as just as good or even better eaving only the comparatively compact size and low weight as differentiators.

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