Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens

The Canon EF 200 f/2.8 L USM is one of the most affordable ways to get incredible eye popping portraits and details from a long Canon prime lens.  With a fast aperture and a superior build quality commensurate with the L Series, the 200 f/2.8 gets you close to the action while conceding nothing in picture quality.  Its quick and reliable auto-focus make it suitable for sports or, if you have enough distance, fashion portraits.

In this video, photographer Danny Russo takes his 200 mm to an unexpected venue – an NYC cathedral – and shows us how he uses the 200 to capture the details that often get lost in the bigger picture.

From Canon, USA:

Telephoto lens boasting high image quality and carrying ease. With two UD-glass elements and rear focusing to correct aberrations, image delineation is extremely sharp. Background blur is also natural-looking, as was simulated by Canon. The lens comes with a dedicated, detachable hood.


Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 200mm 1:2.8
Lens Construction 9 elements in 7 groups
Diagonal Angle of View 12°
Focus Adjustment Rear focusing system with USM
Closest Focusing Distance 1.5m / 4.9ft.
Filter Size 72mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 3.3″ x 5.4″, 1.7 lbs. / 83.2 x 136.2mm, 765g