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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens

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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, Closest Focusing Distance: 0.38m/1.25 ft.
  • Image Stabilization : No
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Maximum Sensor Size Compatibility 35mm FF 35mm full frame 35mm full frame 35 mm FF
Maximum Aperture Range F2.8 F2.8 F1.8 F2.8
Min Aperture 22 22 22 22
Photo Filter Thread Size 82 mm 82 mm 49 mm 82 mm
Minimum Operating Distance 0.38 meters 0.38 meters 0.35 meters 0.381 meters
Item Weight 1.77 pounds 1.82 pounds 0.35 pounds 2.09 pounds
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DPReview Gold Award March 2013
The 24-70mm II follows its big brother, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, in being a lens that's so good we've found it difficult to pick out any significant flaws. It's superbly sharp, even wide open, but manages to combine this with lovely bokeh.
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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.

Reasons to buy

  • Superb, almost flawless optics
  • Impressive flare resistance
  • Fast, silent, and accurate autofocus
  • Excellent build quality including weathersealing

Things to consider

  • Vignetting from 50-70mm at F2.8 on full frame
  • Noticeably lower image quality at close focus distances
  • No image stabilization
  • Very expensive

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Professional and serious enthusiast photographers looking for the best possible optics in an 'everyday' standard zoom lens.

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Photographers who shoot a lot at close focus distances.
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Ring USM, high-speed CPU, and image ptimized AF algorithms for fast auto focusing. Optimized lens coatings for exceptional color balance and minimal ghosting, florine coating on front and rear lens surfaces to reduce smears and fingerprints. New optical design utilizes 1 Super UD lens element and 2 UD lens elements to minimize chromatic aberration in the outer area at wide- angle; as well as eliminates color blurring around the edges of the subject, for images with high resolution and contrast. Combines 2 types of aspherical lenses to reduce spherical aberration, and achieve high image quality across the entire screen area and throughout the full zoom range. Zoom lock lever locks the zoom position at the wide end for safe transporting

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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 isCanon EF24-70mm f/2.8 at Amazon.com 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.

Specifications
  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 24–70mm, 1:2.8
  • Lens Construction: 18 elements in 13 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 84°–34°
  • 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
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Product Dimensions 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches
Item Weight 1.8 pounds
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ASIN B0076BNK30
Item model number 5175B002
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4.8 out of 5 stars 275 customer reviews

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Best Sellers Rank #44 in Camera & Photo > Lenses > Camera Lenses
Date first available at Amazon.com February 6, 2012

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By Dr. Stuart Gitlow VINE VOICE on October 17, 2012
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After several years of use of the prior iteration of this lens, I've now had about a month of use with the II. This lens is beautifully sharp - absolutely no question as to it being an improvement of what was already a wonderful lens. Generally speaking, I've found that I do not sharpen images in post to the extent that I used to, if at all, with no changes to camera settings. I've been using this with a full frame (5D III) and this is definitely my standard lens that I walk around with now. While this model is still heavy, it's significantly lighter than the last model. Though I don't particularly notice that around my neck, I find that the camera sits better against my chest with a standard neck strap than it did with the earlier lens, which tended to pull down on the camera body. That said, you may find in a full day of walking that a lighter weight lens is preferable. There are definitely days when I feel like just putting a 50mm prime on the camera and calling it a day.

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.
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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.

QUESTIONABLE GRAPES
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.
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I Upgraded from the first version and have noticed a difference (slightly) in several areas. Faster, sharper and quieter. The first version was and is a great lens. And with most electronics these days, if the quality was good when it came out, it is still good today, there just is a product on the market that is better. So the big question that most ask is "is it worth the upgrade" (expense). Well for me it was. Considering I was able to sell my v1 and add a bit more money to that amount to get the v2. I also did have to buy a couple new 82 mm filters. I always keep a quality filter on my glass (this is something that some people just don't agree with). Their argument (and it is a good argument with valid considerations) goes something like this - why would you spend thousands of dollars on glass and then put a lesser or cheap plain of glass in front of it. I totally agree with that conceptually. However, I would rather have the protection (insurance) than be a purist trying to find less clarity in an image because it had a filter on the lens. In theory they are correct. In the real world, you'll never see the difference. So I spend more good money to buy the best filters I can get to go along with that expensive lens. I had to buy a UV filter and a Clear filter. Funny, I forget to change them out for different scenes and never see it in post. And in today's images, we use tons of Photoshop tricks and Plug-ins to create an entirely different image than the photo we started with, so in my opinion, putting a filter on the front is a moot issue.

If I could only have 1 lens, this would be the one. It is the lens I attach to my camera the most often.
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