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Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L lens


  • introduced in 1988 as the EF version of the contemporarily introduced CanonFD200mmf1.8
  • discontinued in 2003 due to Canon's decision to abandon lead glass for environmental reasons, and eventually was replaced by the Canon EF 200mm f/2L lens released in 2008 which gives closer focus and adds image stabiliser and standardises the rear drop in filter to 52mm instead of 48mm


  • 200mm f/1.8 full frame
  • white
  • 48mm rear drop in filter
  • USM AF although AI Servo not as accurate as Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L USM lens
  • manual focus is a focus-by-wire design with 3 manual focus speeds
  • focus limiter 2.5-5m vs 5m to infinity vs 2.5m to infinity
  • only partly weather sealed - no lens mount sealing!
  • tripod ring is too far forward for balance and prevents reversing the lens hood
  • 130mm x 208mm
  • 3,010g
  • ET-123 lens hood 135mm x 163mm long and weighs 227g
  • trunk measures 8.5“ x 8.75” x 14“ (216mm x 222mm x 356mm)


photo/canonef200mmf1.8.txt · Last modified: 2017/05/21 08:44 by gary1

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