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

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Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L II USM
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 24 - 70 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 84 - 34 o
Closest focusing distance 0.38 m
Maximum magnification 1:4.7
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type USM
Lens Construction 18 elements / 13 groups
Filter diameter 82 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 113 x 88.5 mm
Weight 805 g
Additional information 1 Super UD lens element and 2 UD lens elements, 2 types of aspherical lense
Sealed against dust and moisture.
Average rating (9 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (9)
  1. tomK
    tomK 30 November 2017, 20:40
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    IP 73.153.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 1450USD
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: None. Well, I do miss the novel \'perfect\' lens hood scheme of the legacy model — rest in peace.

    Pros: So good we bought two. Super sharp images wide open with great AF (even in bad light) and lovely bokeh. The perfect 2.8 mid-zoom. Even does close focusing. Such a dramatic improvement over the legacy model and I encourage all

    Summary: If I had to bring just one wedding to shoot a wedding it would be this one.

  2. Cycleraw
    Cycleraw 20 March 2016, 04:28
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    IP 71.38.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 1600
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Cheap hood, No IS

    Pros: My sharpest zoom lens and I own several Canon "L"s including the 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS. Only my Sigma ART 50mm f/1.4 is sharper. Super fast focus

    Summary: I had a very good copy of the Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM but sold it because once I get this gem it never got used.

  3. MickDK
    MickDK 11 June 2014, 13:33
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    IP 93.165.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $2000
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No IS!

    Pros: Impressively sharp, even wide open!

    Summary: My favorite Canon lens.

  4. paul
    paul 11 August 2013, 18:45
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    IP 115.87.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 2100
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: expensive lens, cheap plastic hood, plastic filter thread and other plastic pieces but understand to reduce weight from mk I

    Pros: Excellent image quality even wide open, lighter than preceeder, silent and fast focus, very good contrast, real sharp at f4.

    Summary: This is the best zoom lens that canon ever made in term of image quality. Very good for portrait and general purpose. I use this lens more than 90 percent for my shot. Sometimes I forgot my prime lens in the cabinet.

  5. Leith
    Leith 8 August 2013, 03:51
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    IP 165.118.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 1850
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: None

    Pros: As in post below

    Summary: Whoops. Must proofread my posts. That should read "seriously sharp wide open at all focal lengths", not aperures, and corners is misspelled. Tut tut. Honestly, this lens is worth the money.

  6. Leith
    Leith 8 August 2013, 03:46
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    IP 165.118.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 1850
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: None

    Pros: This is seriously sharp wide open at all apertures. Not bad on the ocrners either. Contrast and colour are visibly better.

    Summary: A fantastic lens. As good as my Canon 70-200 2.8 II, and I didn't think I'd find a zoom as good. Worth every last cent.

  7. Mr_Pixels
    Mr_Pixels 30 May 2013, 19:55
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    IP 67.130.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 2100
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Price. Your wallet will curse you! Construction. Would prefer more metal than plastic.

    Pros: Excellent image quality throughout the entire focal length. Excellent IQ at all apertures, although even better from 3.5 Fast and accurate focusing even in low light. Excellent contrast/saturation

    Summary: IMO, the best general purpose L zoom Canon has ever made.

  8. Mr_Pixels
    Mr_Pixels 30 May 2013, 19:55
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    IP 67.130.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 2100
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Price. Your wallet will curse you! Construction. Would prefer more metal than plastic.

    Pros: Excellent image quality throughout the entire focal length. Excellent IQ at all apertures, although even better from 3.5 Fast and accurate focusing even in low light. Excellent contrast/saturation

    Summary: IMO, the best general purpose L zoom Canon has ever made.

  9. Mark
    Mark 3 February 2013, 08:35
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    IP 58.8.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Expensive and I don't like the idea of the plastic construction (especially the filter thread). However, it seems robust (so far)

    Pros: Beautiful image quality, very sharp images (I have reduced my sharpening settings in Lightroom), silent and small and light (compared to earlier version)

    Summary: I love this lens. It is my walk-around lens and delivers superb image quality, noticeably better than the previous version, even to an amateur like me.

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