vivianchen's reviews

  • Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Excellent color and image. 200mm without being too big. Excellent color and image! Not white.
    It doesn't make coffee.

    After my Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 broke, I was in the market for a replacement. While considering options, I thought to myself that most of the time I was pushing my 70-200 all the way to 200 (and wishing I had more). I wanted to see what all the fuss was about Canon L glass but there was no way I was going to pay for and carry around the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L. The Canon 200mm f/2.8L was my first L series lens.

    I miss being able to zoom, but this is the case with every prime I have. But it's easy to make the adjustment by foot most of the time.

    I primarily use this lens for landscape, portrait and event pictures. It is definitely not a walk-around lens because of it's focal length. But, when you know how to use it, it can make for an interesting lens to tackle street photography.

    It's a great lens and the price I paid was fair. | |

    reviewed October 30th, 2015 (purchased for $950)