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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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- EF mount; standard zoom lens; Comes with Lens Cap E77U, Rear Lens Cap, Lens Hood EW-83F, Soft Lens Case 1219.
- Ultra-low Dispersion glass with Fluorite elements; inner focusing ring; full-time manual focus; aspherical lens
- 24-70mm focal length
- f/2.8 constant maximum aperture
- UltraSonic Motor (USM) AF actuator
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|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Included Components||Lens Cap E77U, Rear Lens Cap, Lens Hood EW-83F,|
|Item Dimensions||3.28 x 3.28 x 4.86 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.95 Kilograms|
|Item Weight||2.09 pounds|
|Lens Type||Standard Zoom lens|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||Limited 1 year|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||70 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35 mm FF|
|Minimum Focal Length||24 mm|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||82 mm|
|Shipping Weight||2.6 pounds|
From the Manufacturer
- Focal length: 24-70mm
- Maximum aperture: 1:2.8
- Lens construction: 16 elements in 13 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 74 to 29 degrees
- Focus adjustment: Front-focusing method
- Closest focusing distance: 1.25 feet
- Zoom system: Rotating type
- Filter size: 77mm
- Dimensions: 3.3 inches in diameter, 4.9 inches long
- Weight: 2.1 pounds
Package Type: Standard Packaging
Top Customer Reviews
The one thing preventing an unqualified recommendation is the recent release of the Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS. The latter lens costs about the same and has some noteworthy advantages. It is .7" shorter, .2mm narrower and .6 lbs. lighter. It has 3rd generation IS that gives you a 3-stop shutter speed advantage when shooting handheld. I know from my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS that image stabilization is a very welcome feature when shooting handheld at slow shutter speeds. And, obviously, the 24-105mm adds an extra 35mm of focal length on the long end.
The 24-70mm bests the 24-105mm in one way: It's a faster lens. That translates into the following advantages: At f/4.0, the 24-105mm cannot stop subject motion blur as well in low-light situations where the 24-70mm's f/2.8 can give you a shutter speed that is twice as fast.Read more ›
I use this lens for portrait and wedding photography, landscapes, sports, and anything else that doesn't require extreme telephoto. In concert with my EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM lens, I find that these two lenses cover just about everything I ever want to shoot. Of the two lenses, if I could pick only one, it would be the 24-70mm, because it's so versatile and can shoot so many situations (the 70-200mm is also a marvelous, invaluable lens, but at 70mm is limited in wide-angle situations).
I can't recommend this lens highly enough. If you can afford the entry fee, you'll have no hint of buyer's remorse once you see the spectacular images this lens produces.
A lot of reviews complain that the 24-70 is too heavy, and it is heavy for a lens, but it's not "too" heavy to carry around all day. I also regularly use my Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS - that's a lens that is maybe too heavy for regular use but it's also A LOT bigger than the 24-70.
A note about debates you'll find everywhere comparing the 24-70 to the new Canon 24-105 f/4 ... These lenses are not built to be an either-or, they are different lenses targeted at different uses. The main complaint I found online about the 24-70 is that it lacks Image Stabilization, a complaint I eventually dismissed as irrelevant. I've taken thousands of photographs with this lens and not once did I miss a shot because the lens didn't have IS. Simply put, this lens isn't long enough to require IS.
If you're new to SLR photography be careful when reading product reviews, especially those in discussion forums. Just like any other hobby (like computers), people who are in to photography have very strong opinions and tend to have to have the latest and greatest thing that just came out. If you're thinking of purchasing a lens this expensive and are unsure if you should get one or the other, try renting one for a few days.
Another reviewer on this page commented on using this lens with the built-in flash on a 10D.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a heavy but diversified lens that works for so many situations. It is the to go on the 5D and rarely gets taken off. I've but it to some rigorous use in the last 5 years. Read morePublished 1 month ago by N Sudbrock
This is consistently my go-to lens. It has enough range for most situations and performs well in low light. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kou Uraki
clear image very good all around lens, their is always something better (I guess) I am satisfied.Published 4 months ago by Zawinul
i totally loved this lens..but it only lasted about 3 years..then the focus element stopped working..:/
so i sold it to someone that was willing to have it fixed.. Read more
My best lens. The newer lighter version came out so there was a big price drop on this earlier model but its still the same glass and an awesome lens. Read morePublished 6 months ago by word up
Just bought it to replace my old broken 28-70 2.8.....it seems great....not a Zeiss lens but it serves a purpose.....testing it on my old 1ds mk3 and my new 5dsPublished 7 months ago by Jeremy
The lens was way too soft. After a whole bunch of adjustments the sharpness improved but I stopped using it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by philephan81