Canon 1258B002, 2751B002, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM User manual
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.
Dedicated to EOS cameras, the Canon EF70-
200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens is a highperformance telephoto zoom lens equipped with an Image Stabilizer.
• “IS” stands for Image Stabilizer.
• “USM” stands for Ultrasonic Motor.
1. The Image Stabilizer gives the equivalent effect of a shutter speed four stops faster*.
2. With fluorite and UD lens elements, outstanding image delineation is obtained.
3. Ultrasonic motor (USM) for quick and quiet
comes into focus in autofocus mode (ONE
6. The lens is compatible with Extender EF1.4X ll and EF2X ll.
7. Tight seal structure ensures excellent dustproof and drip-proof performance.
Conventions used in this instruction
Warning to prevent lens or camera malfunction or damage.
* Based on [1/focal length] second. Generally, it requires a shutter speed [1/focal length] second or faster to prevent camera shake.
Supplementary notes on using the lens and taking pictures.
Do not look at the sun or a bright light source
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
through the lens or camera.
Doing so could result undesired operation.
in loss of vision. Looking at the sun directly through
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the instructions. If such changes or the lens is especially hazardous.
Do not point the lens or camera at the sun or
modifications should be made, you could be required to stop
This is because the lens operation of the equipment.
concentrates the sun’s rays even when the sun is
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the outside the image area or when shooting with backlight, which could cause malfunction or fire.
Whether it is attached to the camera or not, do not leave the lens under the sun without the lens cap
limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
Y equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
This is to prevent the lens from concentrating the sun’s rays, which could cause a fire.
If the lens is taken from a cold environment into
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
a warm one, condensation may develop on the
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
lens surface and internal parts.
To prevent condensation in this case, first put the lens into an airtight plastic bag before taking it from a cold to warm environment. Then take out the lens after it has warmed gradually. Do the same when taking the lens from a warm environment into a cold one.
• Do not leave the lens in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight.
High temperatures can cause the lens to malfunction.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Hood mount (
Focusing distance range selection switch (
Distance scale (
Zoom ring (
Rubber ring (
Filter mounting thread (
Focusing ring (
Focus mode switch (
Image stabilizer switch (
Image stabilizer mode selector switch (
Lens mount index (
Tripod mount (
Orientation lock knob (
For detailed information, reference page numbers are provided in parentheses (
1. Mounting and Detaching the Lens
See your camera’s instructions for details on mounting and detaching the lens.
The lens mount has a rubber ring for enhanced water- and dust-resistance. The rubber ring may cause slight abrasions around the camera's lens mount, but this will not cause any problems. If the rubber ring becomes worn, it is replaceable by a
Canon Service Center at cost.
• After detaching the lens, place the lens with the rear end up to prevent the lens surface and electrical contacts from getting scratched.
• If the contacts get soiled, scratched, or have fingerprints on them, corrosion or faulty connections can result. The camera and lens may not operate properly.
• If the contacts get soiled or have fingerprints on
Y them, clean them with a soft cloth.
• If you remove the lens, cover it with the dust cap. To attach it properly, align the lens mount index and the
K index of the dust cap as shown in the diagram, and turn clockwise. To remove it, reverse the order.
2. Setting the Focus
3. Switching the Focusing
To shoot in autofocus (AF) mode, set the focus mode switch to AF.
To use only manual focusing (MF), set the focus mode switch to MF, and focus by turning the focusing ring. The focusing ring always works,
1.2 m/3.9 ft. to infinity or 2.5 m/8.2 ft. to infinity.
By setting the suitable focusing distance range,
COP regardless of the focus mode.
After autofocusing in ONE SHOT AF mode, focus manually by pressing the shutter button halfway and turning the focusing ring. (Full-time manual focus)
To zoom, turn the zoom ring.
Be sure to finish zooming before focusing.
Zooming after focusing can affect the focus.
The ET-87 hood can keep unwanted light out of the lens, and also protects the front of the lens from rain, snow, and dust.
position mark with the red dot on the front of the lens, then turn the hood as shown by the arrow until the lens' red dot is aligned with the hood's stop position mark.
To remove the hood, hold down the button on the side and turn the hood in the direction of the arrow until the position mark on the hood aligns with the red dot.
The hood can be reverse-mounted on the lens for storage.
• Part of the picture may be blocked if the hood is not attached properly.
• When attaching or detaching the hood, grasp the base of the hood to turn it. To prevent deformation, do not grasp the rim of the hood to turn it.
6. Image Stabilizer Settings
You can use the image stabilizer in AF or MF mode.
Set the STABILIZER switch to .
• If you are not going to use the image stabilizer function, set the switch to .
• MODE 1: Corrects vibrations in all directions. It is mainly
• MODE 2: It compensates for vertical camera shake during following shots in a horizontal direction, and compensates for horizontal camera shake during following shots in a vertical direction.
When you press the shutter button halfway, the Image
Stabilizer will start operating.
• Make sure the image in the viewfinder is stable, then press the shutter button the rest of the way down to take the picture.
7. Tips on Using the Image Stabilizer
The image stabilizer in this lens is effective for hand-held shots under the following conditions.
• In semi-darkened areas such as indoors or
• When panning subjects in motion.
outdoors at night.
• In locations where flash photography is prohibited, such as art museums and theater stages.
• In situations where your footing is uncertain.
• In situations where fast shutter settings cannot be used.
Tips on Using the Image Stabilizer
• Using a tripod also stabilizes the image.
• The Image Stabilizer cannot compensate for a
However, depending on the kind of tripod and blurred shot caused by a subject that moved.
shooting conditions, sometimes it may be better
• Set the STABILIZER switch to when you are to turn off the Image Stabilizer function.
taking pictures using the Bulb setting (long
• The stabilizer is equally effective for hand-held exposures). If the STABILIZER switch is set to , photography and photography with a monopod.
the image stabilizer function may introduce errors.
• The Image Stabilizer function also operates
• The Image Stabilizer might not be fully effective when the lens is used with the EF12 II/EF25 II in the following cases:
• You shoot while riding on a bumpy road.
• You move the camera dramatically for a panning shot in Mode 1.
Extension Tube, and the EF1.4X II/EF2X II
Y depending on the camera, but this doesn't affect
• You shoot using techniques other than following shots in Mode 2.
• The Image Stabilizer consumes more power than normal shooting, so fewer shots can be taken if you use the function.
• The image stabilizer operates for about two
• If you set the camera’s Custom Function to change the assigned button to operate the AF, the Image Stabilizer will operate when you press the newly assigned AF button.
seconds even when your finger is off the shutter button. Do not remove the lens while the stabilizer is in operation. This will cause a malfunction.
• With the EOS-1V/HS, 3, ELAN 7E/ELAN
7/30/33, ELAN 7NE/ELAN 7N/30V/33V, ELAN
II/ELAN IIE/50/50E, REBEL 2000/300, IX, and
D30, the Image Stabilizer will not work during self-timer operation.
8. Infinity Compensation Mark 9. Infrared Index
Infinity compensation mark
To compensate for shifting of the infinity focus point that results from changes in temperature.
The infinity position at normal temperature is the point at which the vertical line of the L mark is
The infrared index corrects the focus setting when using
Y focusing ring to the corresponding infrared index mark.
aligned with the distance indicator on the distance scale.
For accurate manual focusing of subjects at
COP infinity, look through the viewfinder or look at the
Some EOS cameras cannot use infrared film. See the instructions for your EOS camera.
• The infrared index position is based on a magnified image* on the LCD screen while wavelength of 800 nm.
rotating the focusing ring.
• The compensation amount differs depending on the focal length. Use the indicated focal length as
* For cameras with Live View shooting capability.
a guide when setting the compensation amount.
• Be sure to observe the manufacturer’s instructions when using infrared film.
• Use a red filter when you take the picture.
10. Using the Tripod Mount
Adjusting the Revolving Mount
You can loosen the orientation lock-knob on the tripod mount to allow it to rotate as needed to fit a particular camera model for switching between vertical and horizontal positions.
First remove the lens from the camera and then remove the tripod mount from the lens as shown below. To attach the tripod mount, reverse the procedure.
Loosen the orientation locking knob.
Rotate the tripod mount and align the mounting indicator on the tripod mount with the one on the lens.
Slide off the tripod collar away from the rear of the lens.
13. Extension Tubes
You can attach filters to the filter mounting thread on the front of the lens.
You can attach Extension Tube EF12 II or EF25
II for magnified shots. The shooting distance and magnification are shown below.
• If you need a polarizing filter, use the Canon
Circular Polarizing Filter (77mm).
• To adjust the polarizing filter, first remove the lens hood.
12. Close-up Lenses
Attaching a 500D (77mm) Close-up Lens enables close-up photography.
Magnification will be 0.14
Manual focusing is recommended for accurate focusing.
• Close-up Lens 250D cannot be attached because there is no size that fits the lens.
• Manual focusing is recommended for accurate focusing.
With Extender EF1.4X ll or EF2X ll attached, the lens specifications will change as follows:
Focal length (mm)
With EF1.4X ll Extender
98 – 280 f/4 – 45
25°20’ – 8°50’
With EF2X ll Extender
140 – 400 f/5.6 – 64
16°20’ – 6°10’
Angle of view Vertical
13°50’ – 4°55’ 9°10’ – 3°30’
Maximum magnification (
20°50’ – 7°20’
13°40’ – 5°10’
• First attach the Extender to the lens, then attach the lens to the camera. Detach it from the camera in the reverse order. If you attach the lens to the camera first, misoperation may occur.
• If you use an Extender on the lens mounted on a EOS A2/A2E/5, set the exposure compensation to -1/2 stop for the EF1.4X ll or -1 stop for the EF2X ll.
• Autofocusing is still enabled with Extender EF1.4X II/EF2X ll attached.
• When an Extender is attached, the AF speed will become slower by design to retain proper
Focal Length & Max. Aperture
Angle of View
70 – 200 mm, f/2.8
23 elements in 19 groups f/32
Diagonal: 34° – 12° Vertical: 19°30’ – 7° Horizontal: 29° –10°
Min. Focusing Distance
1.2 m / 3.9 ft.
Max. Magnification & Field of view
× ( at 200 mm
463 – 115
171 mm / 12.1
18.2 – 4.5
( at 1.2 m
Max. Diameter & Length
199 mm / 3.5
1490 g / 52.6 oz.
• The lens length is measured from the mount surface to the front end of the lens. Add 21.5 mm to include the
E-77U lens cap and dust cap, and 24.2 mm for the E-77 II.
• The size and weight listed are for the lens only, except as indicated.
• Aperture settings are specified on the camera.
• All data listed is measured according to Canon standards.
• Product specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.
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