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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 Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||—||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Auto/Manual||Ring-type ultrasonic||Stepper motor||auto-focus||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||4.86 x 3.28 x 3.28 in||4.45 x 3.5 x 3.5 in||1.54 x 2.72 x 2.72 in||4.6 x 3.3 x 3.3 in||3.66 x 3.27 x 3.27 in|
|Item Weight||2.09 lbs||1.77 lbs||5.6 ounces||1.75 lbs||—|
|Lens Type||Standard Zoom lens||Zoom lens||Prime lens||zoom||Zoom lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||70 millimeters||70 millimeters||50 millimeters||105||70 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||24 millimeters||24 millimeters||50 millimeters||24||24 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||82 millimeters||82 millimeters||49 millimeters||—||—|
MODEL- 8014A002 VENDOR- CANON FEATURES- EF 24
From the Manufacturer
The Canon EF 24-70mm standard zoom lens does what many pros thought couldn't be done--it replaces the L-series 28-70mm f/2.8 lens with something even better. The lens offers extended coverage to an ultra-wide-angle 24mm, making it ideal for digital as well as film shooters. The new processing unit, meanwhile, makes the autofocus (AF) faster than ever. And thanks to the two aspherical elements and a totally new UD glass element, the optics are far superior to the earlier lens. Sealed and gasketed against dust and moisture, the EF 24-70mm lens carries a one-year warranty.
- 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
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I am a gear nerd, and after shooting with all three of these lenses, I can honestly say that this lens is the best of all worlds if you can only carry one lens. Sure, it can't do portraits as well as the 24-70 f2.8 L II, but for almost all other situations, since I shoot between f4 and f5.6 most of the time, the IS system and the size advantage will more than make up for the lack of f2.8... not to mention that at f5.6 this lens is just as sharp as the f2.8 L II!
If you want to compare to the 24-105 f4 L IS, it's a slaughter. Simply put, this lens is smaller, sharper, has a better IS system, and has a zoom lock. When you take into account how much sharper this lens is than the 24-105 (at least the one I owned), the extra zoom is easily negated by the ability to crop zoom OR just walk a few steps closer (I'm an old prime lens "zoom with your feet" kinda guy). If that's not good enough, and you spend much of your time above 70mm, you should just get one of the wonderful 70-200 options, or an older 80-200. they will all serve you better than the 24-105, I promise. To the point about the zoom lock: the 24-105 is pretty prone to barrel creep while you walk around, I never thought a lens lock would be a big deal, but after dealing with the 24-105 constantly "zooming out" while it was around my neck, the built in zoom lock on the 24-70's is wonderful. Frankly, Canon dropped the ball by not including one on the 24-105.
I bought this lens to be the "walk around" lens on my 6D for every day photography, the 24-70 f4 steps in and perfectly fills this role. I previously used the 24-105, but the size and the lack of zoom lock were intolerable for me, and the harsh sharpness downgrade every time I switched back from the 24-70 f2.8 was too painful. Now I don't have to worry about it. Unless I'm shooting people, or low-light, the 2.8 can stay in my bag and I carry the f4.
I did a macro shot of a rose that I attached to this review. I'm pretty happy with the outcome as it was handheld at 5000 ISO with not much noise and quite sharp. The color seemed deep and the dew drops were mostly clean and sharp to the eye. The bokeh background really was impressive at F4.
I highly recommend this lens also based on the IS. I'm older and not as steady as I used to be. The IS feature made the difference to me compared to the 24-70mm 2.8 that did not have IS and was much more money. I felt that most of my shooting is outside and I didn't really need the faster f2.8 advantage.
The lens is great for full-frame and is as sharp as can be expected. Pair this lens with a telephoto and that is all you would need for most causal shooting. It is pretty compact and balances well on a full-frame. It has a pretty close focus distance of 1.25' which is great for getting in close to your subject. Obviously the zoom range is less than a 24-105 or 28-135; that might be an issue for some, but for most shooting, you will have a telephoto lens handy for the longer shots. The IS works great which means for low light with a high ISO the lens is very usable. But with the f4 it still wont be as fast as the more expensive f2.8 in low light conditions. For most shooters though the high ISO of cameras now combined with the great IS will be sufficient for the majority of shooting situations.
On a crop sensor the lens still performs great, and balances well on the higher quality (and heavier) cameras like the 70d. However, it is not wide due to the 1.6x crop factor. It is sharper than the 18-135 IS STM, but that lens is plenty sharp and offers a much wider zoom range on a crop body. The reason to use this on a crop body would be for the excellent build quality, weather sealing, and most importantly, (I think) the macro feature. If getting in close and getting close to 1:1 (0.7 as I said before) is important without needing to carry a dedicated macro lens, than this lens could make sense on a crop body. Especially if the wide shots are not as important or you are carrying the 10-22mm or the new 10-18mm STM