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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
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Overall score: 87%
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- 24-70mm focal length
- 38.4-112mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
- F2.8 constant maximum aperture; F22 minimum
- Ring-type ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
- 82mm filters
- 0.38m/14.96" minimum focus | Image Stabilization : No
- Canon EF mount for full frame, APS-H and APS-C DSLRs
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||EW-88C|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||3.5 x 3.5 x 4.45 inches|
|Item Display Weight||2.45 pounds|
|Item Weight||1.77 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.38 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||NEW-Non USA Warranty Item|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||70 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm FF|
|Minimum Focal Length||24 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||18|
|Number of Groups||13|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||82 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||84 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||2.5 pounds|
|Style Name||Lens Only|
Review summary from DPReview
The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is a near-flawless lens with optics that come very close to matching a set of top-quality primes. With fast, accurate autofocus and weathersealed construction, it's difficult to find any really serious faults at all.
Scoring is relative only to the other products in the same category.
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From the Manufacturer
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Meeting the ever-increasing demands on image quality that digital photography brings, the redesigned EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is the latest update to the acclaimed L-Series of EF optics, re-establishing a new standard for superb optics, high-end durable construction and performance in professional zoom lenses. A standard focal length zoom lens, it features a large aperture throughout its focal length. Featuring the latest advances in optical lens design, it utilizes 1 Super UD lens element and 2 UD lens elements that help minimize chromatic aberration in the periphery at wide-angle as well as reduced color blurring around the edges of the subject. In addition, 2 types of aspherical lenses are combined to help reduce spherical aberration over the entire image area as well as through the full zoom range. Optimized lens coatings also help ensure exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting. The lens is also equipped with a circular 9-blade diaphragm for beautiful, soft backgrounds. A ring-type USM and high-speed CPU with optimized AF algorithms enable silent and fast autofocusing. Built for the rigors of professional use as well as to meet the increased number of shots available with digital photography, it's constructed with improved dust sealing and water resistance while fluorine coatings on the front and rear lens surfaces help reduce soiling, smears and fingerprints. A zoom lock lever locks the zoom position at the wide end for safe transporting while attached to an EOS DSLR camera over the shoulder.
- Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 24â€“70mm, 1:2.8
- Lens Construction: 18 elements in 13 groups
- Diagonal Angle of View: 84Â°â€“34Â°
- Focus Adjustment: Inner-focusing with USM
- Closest Focusing Distance: 0.38m/1.25 ft.
- Zoom System: Rotating Type
- Filter Size: 82mm
- Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.5 x 4.4 in., 28.4 oz. / 88.5 x 113mm, 805g
Style: Lens Only
Top Customer Reviews
Controls on the lens body operate smoothly - perhaps not quite so smoothly as on the earlier model, but close enough - the lens barrel itself may be where some of the weight savings come into play, but this is mere speculation on my part. Don't forget that this lens has an 82mm filter diameter, so all your filters for the last model will need to be replaced. The 82mm size is a little large for smaller hands to manipulate as easily, but this won't be a significant issue for most. Neither this nor its predecessor has image stabilization. That is truly a non-issue with Canon's current line of cameras where your shooting ISO can be increased quite reasonably to the point where a handheld shutter speed is attained with almost any aperture.Read more ›
Lets start there. This is probably the greatest lens I've ever used... challenged only by the Canon 70-200mm L IS II. It is unbelievably sharp throughout the zoom range. I've taken shots that would rival the most expensive primes. Focusing is almost instantaneous. You target it, and it focuses... Don't blink. The build is solid and strong. It is not nearly as heavy though as the previous model which seemed to be more of a metal body. In addition to being lighter, this lens is also shorter making it easier to travel with and more fun to shoot with. This EF lens features a zoom lock which prevents the barrel from zooming out while hanging from the neckstrap and also has full-time manual focusing (like most Canon lenses).
SCARLETT JOHANSSON HAS BAD PENMANSHIP
A few things I didn't love... The lens diameter is 82mm which I HATE actually. The previous version of this lens was 77mm. This change forces you to purchase new filters (if you use filters). 82mm filters are a bit more expensive than the smaller ones. I'm going to assume there was a functional reason for this change and not that this was an attempt by Canon to jumpstart the economy. The other thing is the lens hood. The newer lenses seem to come with a hood lock. No fun and uneccesary. I can't remember my hood ever falling off accidentally. Anyway, those are small gripes. Canon has done what some thought impossible...they've improved on the legendary 24-70. It costs an arm and a leg, but definitely worth saving appendages here and there for a big purchase at the end of the year.
To speak to the one reviewer that touts an IS version in the works for 2013, there is an IS version of the 24-70 lens but it is the f4.0 version.Read more ›
If I could only have 1 lens, this would be the one. It is the lens I attach to my camera the most often.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very nice lens but I only use when I really care about getting a super clear photo. It is heavy and not for quick photos on the move. Should have left for the professional.Published 5 days ago by A. Cox
My go to lens in my tiny studio, phenomenal lens, absolutely love it! Best investment!Published 7 days ago by The Schaefers
This lens is absolutely phenomenal. The images are incredibly sharp and the bokeh is great. I have used it in many different situations, portraits, landscapes, etc and it has not... Read morePublished 13 days ago by C. Lyles
I purchased this lens in 2013 and have waited to get some really good use out of it before posting this review. I use this lens on my Canon 7D and my Canon Mark 5D Mark lll. Read morePublished 18 days ago by L Alex
By far one of Canon's clearest lens! I've been waiting and saving for a while for this lens and it's everything I'd hoped it'd be. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Makayla
First,to clarify, I didn't get this lens from Amazon, but from a big and reputable electronic retail, so my review is on the product only. Read morePublished 1 month ago by zw
I would indeed give this lens a 5 star. Infact I was going to. Until I tried The similar lens from Tamron which has IS. Make no mistake, this Canon lens is a work of art! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nikunj Satani