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Old Jul 15, 2005, 11:08 AM   #1
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Is there two versions of this lens.

some places i see

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM


canon EF 200mm f/2.8 USM

if there are versions is the II any diff from the former one ????

I am about to buy this lens for second hand but the lens doesn't say it's II USM

please help me in this ..

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Old Jul 15, 2005, 12:48 PM   #2
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FYI - "Canon built two versions of the 200/2.8L USM. There's actually very little difference between them: optically and mechanically identical, the only significant difference appears to be that the Mk I has a rather ineffective integrated collapsible hood, while the Mk II has a rather better and deeper twist-off one. The Mk I's are significantly cheaper on the used market, though, so here's a possibility to save some money while making pretty minimal trade-offs"
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