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Canon EF 70-200 F2.8L IS MK II and MK III Lenses

 
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Oct 31, 2018 11:44 |  #1

Hi. Just wondering, has anybody out there ever had any experience with both the Canon EF 70-200 F2.8L IS MK II and MK III lenses? If yes, how do they compare to each other? Was there any improvement in image quality and auto focusing with the newer MK III version over the MK II version? does the new color of the mK III really help when shooting against back-light?
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Oct 31, 2018 19:03 |  #2

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens Review (external link)

The AF and optics stay the same from the mkII. Canon has said the III is a "refresh", and these are the changes:

  • The III has ASC (Air Sphere Coating) in addition to Super Spectra Coating, designed to reduce flare and ghosting.
  • The III has fluorine coating on the front and rear lens elements, keeping them cleaner and making them much easier to clean.
  • The III has minor typographical changes including the words "Image Stabilizer" and "Ultrasonic" printed below the focal length range and next to the focus distance window. The gold "Image Stabilizer" has been removed from the mount area.


My mkII has been a staple for me. I've never run into issues with flare or ghosting, and some argue the new fluorine coatings are too easy to flake off. When it comes to telephotos being white, Canon has maintained it is for keeping the lens cooler so there's less chance of expansion in the lens element mounts (not really sure what you mean about back-light).

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Nov 01, 2018 05:39 |  #3

[QUOTE=davesrose;18741​129]Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens Review (external link)


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My mkII has been a staple for me. I've never run into issues with flare or ghosting, and some argue the new fluorine coatings are too easy to flake off. When it comes to telephotos being white, Canon has maintained it is for keeping the lens cooler so there's less chance of expansion in the lens element mounts (not really sure what you mean about back-light).

Sorry. What I meant is if the new coating of the 70-200 F2.8L IS MK III really reduces flare as compared to the MK II.
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Nov 10, 2018 15:40 |  #4

I am sitting in a hotel room about two blocks or so from Hunt Drug Photo in Boston......tempted LOL It's "in stock." :)
But I did not bring a camera so ...oh well. can't buy it.

Mike


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