Today Canon have released an updated version of this very popular lens – a Mark II version.
With a really versatile focal length range it is no wonder that these 70-200mm lenses always feature in our top lenses lists. This updated lens comes with improved optical performance after a redesigned innards that now has a fluorite element and 5 UD elements to help with correcting chromatic aberration and faster focusing system.
The new lens has a smaller minimum focal distance of 1.2 meters (as opposed to 1.4 meters in the last version) and there are a couple of external changes including wider focusing ring. It’s also a little stronger and weighs 20 grams more than the previous model.
I’m not sure I’ll be ordering one to update my current 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Mark I – but if I was in the market for the best I’d be certainly drooling over this new lens!
No price has been announced yet for this lens but it shouldn’t be far off as it is expected in stores in April.