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Canon 200mm f/2L IS USM

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The Canon 200mm f/2L IS USM

The successor to the legendary 200mm f/1.8L, this lens has a bit tighter aperture but adds Canon’s four-stop, fourth-generation Image Stabilization. With 17 optical elements including fluorite and low dispersion glass elements, this lens is supposed to have lower chromatic aberration and faster autofocus than its predecessor. Other improvements include better dust/weather proofing and the ability to remain amazingly sharp even wide open.

The 200mm primes are THE indoor sports lenses and are often used for theater work and other low-light applications. They are superb with 1.4x teleconverters, creating a 280mm f/2.8 lens, and they're even good with a 2x converter, creating a 400mm f/4.

Roger's Take

This one is faster than Paris Hilton, sharper than my ex-wife’s tongue, has more contrast than a Democratic Primary, and provides backgrounds as beautifully blurred as my memories of that weekend in Cancun, but it's more expensive than an Illinois Congressman on vacation with a lobbyist.

This lens is phenomenal just as it is. With a set of teleconverters it can be any lens you want it to be from 200mm to 400mm.

For the die-hards among you, let’s get it out of the way first--I have owned and shot the 200 f/1.8. This lens is every bit as good from a sharpness standpoint, and while its common use (indoor sports) doesn’t require the IS feature too often, the IS is quite amazing.

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