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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 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 colour 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 colour 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.

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Print Specs

  • Focal Length 24mm – 70mm
  • Aperture Maximum: ƒ2.8
    Minimum: ƒ22
  • Angle of View 34° – 84°
  • Lens Construction 18 elements in 13 groups
  • Diaphragm Blades 8
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 38cm (1.247')
  • Filter Size 82mm
  • Autofocus Type Front-focusing method, Rotating Type
  • Weight 805g (1.77 lb)
  • MTF Chart

Reviewed by: Pcmag
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM ($2,299) is the workhorse lens for many a Canon shooter. With a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout its zoom range, very good optical performance, and a fairly compact design, the lens pairs well with full-frame...
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Reviewed by: Slrgear
Canon Lens: Zooms - Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM (Tested) -!
Announced in February 2012, the Canon 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L II USM is an update to its popular 24-70mm L-glass lens. The lens is completely redesigned, using a combination of UD and Super UD glass elements instead of aspherical elements. The lens was...
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Reviewed by: Lenstip
Canon EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L II USM review - Introduction -
The Canon company has always tried to offer standard, fast, professional zoom lenses. In 1993 the EF 28-70 mm f/2.8L USM was launched and in 2002 it was substituted by the EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L USM. As you can see there were nine years of difference...
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Reviewed by: The-digital-picture
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Review
The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens is clearly the best performing Canon full-frame-compatible general purpose zoom lens available. It is the best from both an image quality perspective and from an AF speed/accuracy perspective. This lens is...
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