Canon EF 200mm f/2 L IS USM Lens Sample Pictures

Canon EF 200mm f/2 L IS USM Lens Sample Pictures
Almost in the Goal Picture Almost in the Goal Picture
This one is going in. You are looking at a soccer ball about to enter the goal. And she is loving every minute of it.
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/1600s  ISO 200
Low-Cost Model Picture Low-Cost Model Picture
But definitely high end in my eyes! As I mentioned in the Canon EF 200mm F/2.0 L IS USM Lens review, my model budget was modest on this day ($1.00). The model acted as her own stylist to save funds. I think she did a very unique job. Lighting is ambient just under a patio roof with a reflector for fill.
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/60s  ISO 125
Sweet Light Horse Picture Sweet Light Horse Picture
A Quarter Horse is rim-lit by the setting sun - which gives a very warm color to the picture. Called "sweet light". This lens is handholdable at much lower shutter speeds, but horses are never still when grazing. The higher shutter speed was necessary to stop the action.
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/250s  ISO 200
Pretty Girl Picture Pretty Girl Picture
This pretty girl was captured in a naturally-lit room (lots of windows and skylights).
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/200s  ISO 100
Cantering Black Horse Picture Cantering Black Horse Picture
Do you know how hard it is to properly expose a black horse with a rider wearing a white helmet under full sun? I think I need to replace either the helmet or the horse.
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/2500s  ISO 100
The Big Kick Picture The Big Kick Picture
The ball leaves the foot of a young lady putting everything she has into the big kick. A 1.4x extender was used for this shot.
 
280mm  f/2.8  1/3200s  ISO 125
Dog in Headlock Picture Dog in Headlock Picture
Want to make a kid smile? Give them an animal. I mostly shot Brittany, but grabbed a shot of the dog as well.
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/250s  ISO 100
Fight for the Ball 3 Fight for the Ball 3
Two girls fight for the ball in this soccer action shot. Even with a 2x extender attached, the lens still delivers a wide f/4 aperture.
 
400mm  f/4.0  1/1600s  ISO 400
Violinist Picture Violinist Picture
A young violinist performs on stage. You typically have no control over the lighting at events such as this (flash is typically not allowed), so a wide aperture is great insurance of good image quality.
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/160s  ISO 640
Portrait of a Young Lady 3 Portrait of a Young Lady 3
A pleasant smile, soft lighting and a smooth background.
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/160s  ISO 100
After Sunset Soccer Picture After Sunset Soccer Picture
Having an f/2 aperture at this focal length is simply great to have for low light action. Of course, the amazing image quality and fast AF that come with this lens are excellent to have as well.
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/1250s  ISO 400
The Sun Sets on a Palomino Quarter Horse The Sun Sets on a Palomino Quarter Horse
A palomino Quarter Horse finds his dinner as the sun sets. The setting sun provides a beautiful warm light.
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/400s  ISO 200
Indian Hyacinths at Sunset Indian Hyacinths at Sunset
When creating this much background blur, it doesn't matter what the background really is - just the shape and colors of it.
 
200mm  f/2.8  1/80s  ISO 100
Indoor Track Sample Picture Indoor Track Sample Picture
The Canon EF 200mm f/2 IS lens is an ideal indoor sports lens. Especially for indoor track.
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/1250s  ISO 500
Youth Soccer Youth Soccer
A 200mm lens on a 1.6x body works very well for the smallest size youth soccer fields.
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/2000s  ISO 100
Weeds at Sunset Weeds at Sunset
A setting sun can make even the weeds attractive. The shallow depth of field of course helps greatly.
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/640s  ISO 160
Chorale Singer Chorale Singer
The Canon EF 200mm f/2 L IS USM Lens is great for capturing stage performances. The wide aperture allows action-stopping shutter speeds in low light using reasonably low ISO settings. And, since the photographer seldom has control over the background at these events, the shallow depth of field allows the background distractions to melt away.
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/200s  ISO 500
The Joy of Soccer Picture The Joy of Soccer Picture
The fun is written on the face of this little girl as she heads for the goal.
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/2000s  ISO 400
Indoor Soccer Picture Indoor Soccer Picture
Gotta love 10 frames per second. If you do your job right, the biggest challenge becomes selecting the shot you like best. ISO 8000 and a wide open aperture yielded a barely-fast-enough shutter speed of 1/500 in this very dark venue.
 
200mm  f/2.0  1/500s  ISO 8000
Golden Retriever Looking Intently Golden Retriever Looking Intently
A Golden Retriever peers intently into the distance. Combine a long focal length and wide aperture with a subject sufficiently separated from the background and the results is an isolated subject in focus.
 
400mm  f/4.0  1/320s  ISO 100
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