Giorgio's reviews

  • Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Fast subject acquisition, great IS and great IQ!
    The magic of the 200L 1.8 is not here.

    I bought this lens because Canon (CPS) stopped servicing my original 200L 1.8 lens. I reluctantly sold the original 1.8 version and bought the 200L IS 2.0 in 2009. I used this lens for well over 2 years till I sold it. The 200L IS 2.0 is sharp and makes lovely pictures but...

    Let me explain.

    The original 200L 1.8 has some kind of magic in it, something that absolutely shocked and surprised me every time I shot the lens. The images were incomparable to any others I have ever seen. IN short there was magic in the old lens.

    BTW let me explain that I rarely use the IS feature as my subjects are almost always in motion.

    As you can guess, I am hunting down a lightly used 200L 1.8 because I need to go back to the future. I miss that magic.

    reviewed July 26th, 2012 (purchased for $5,299)