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EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens

by Canon
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
Price: £1,499.99
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  • Next-generation optical designThe EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM delivers superb image quality throughout its zoom range, thanks to aspherical lens elements and ultra-low dispersion (UD) and super UD glass. Redesigned optics ensure sharpness is maximised across the frame.
  • Shoot in low light conditionsA fast f/2.8 maximum aperture is maintained throughout the zoom range, enabling hand-held low-light shooting in a variety of situations.
  • USM autofocusAring-type ultrasonic AF motor achieves focus quickly, quietly and accurately. Full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without changing focus modes.
  • L-series build qualityThe EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is robust enough for daily professional use. Weather sealing protects against dust and moisture, while a fluorine-coated front and rear elements are easy to clean.
  • Close focusingA 0.38m closest-focus distance adds to the versatility of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, providing a maximum magnification of 0.21x.

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 8.8 cm ; 812 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 3 Kg
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  • Item model number: 5175B005AA
  • ASIN: B0076FS09A
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 2 Mar 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)


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Product Description

A professional-quality standard zoom that offers superlative image quality and a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout its zoom range. The perfect companion to any full-frame EOS camera.

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Canon EF 2470mm F28 L II USM Lens inc Lens Case LP1219 Lens Hood EW88C 5175B005AA Cameras Camera Accessories

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I would agree that this lens carries a hefty price tag, but you know the price before you buy. This is a brief review about how the lens actually performs in practice, rather than a review of Canon's pricing policy, so that you have some information to weigh up against whatever price tag you are seeing.

I've owned the lens for a couple of weeks and have shot 1 wedding with it so far. I was also considering the Tamron 24 - 70 f2.8 VC and was torn between the 2 lenses. My experience with 3rd party lenses has been that when you get a good copy they can be excellent, but I typically go through 2 or 3 copies before I get a keeper. In the end this was what tipped me towards the Canon option.

In opting for the Canon over the Tamron, my main concern was that I'd miss shots that I would have caught with the help of the Tamron's VC. In practice, most of the shots that I'm rejecting for technical reasons are down to movement of the subject, rather than the camera - an even wider aperture may have saved the shot, not VC / IS. At this focal length, image stabilisation for photography is a nice feature, but far from essential. If I wanted the lens for video work I would definitely have gone with the Tamron.

This lens had a tough act to follow, as I love my Canon 70 - 200 f2.8 IS II, but apart from the obvious - the lesser bokeh & compression that the shorter focal length offers, in most other respects, the quality of the images produced by these two lenses is very comparable as is the focus speed.

The 24 - 70 produces images that stand up well against my primes in terms of sharpness, colour and contrast, and this is high praise indeed. I would agree that any 24 - 70 f2.
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
The mark 1 version of this lens was superb, built to last and a great favourite with professionals and enthusiasts.
For those reasons I was doubtful about the need to upgrade.

However, this lens has shown itself to be a clear improvement over the previous superb mark 1 lens.

The lens has been redesigned and the main result in practice for the user is improved sharpness throughout.
The lens is very fast to focus and works well in all lighting circumstances within reason.
It is now more water and dust proof.
It is built to last.

The hood is a short wing design which does not offer the front element (with or without a filter) the protection from rain spots which the much longer hood did with the previous model.
This is a disadvantage for photographers that have no choice but to work in wet conditions.
I have communicated with Canon about this but as the internal action of the lens has been reversed it is not possible to fit a longer hood.

Otherwise I would agree with all the reviews that report the improvements of this lens over the mark 1
Superb has now become superb plus!
Worth every penny for professionals and enthusiasts.


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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome. 14 Aug 2014
No other word to describe it.
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5 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not prime quality and vignette's terribly 24 Feb 2014
By filks1
This lens is sharp and light and good to work with through out the day but when it comes to post production
the vignetting is terrible and lends to much more work and time correcting this in photoshop.
The mark one version although bigger and heavier I think is objectively a nicer lens but with it's large hood a bit of a lump to spend the day with. However the large deep hood on the Mk 1 does have it's advantages by keeping rain off the front element.
This Mark 2 has such a small hood the front element is very exposed to the natural elements which makes shooting in light rain tricky. All in all if you want quality use a prime... there is a noticeable difference. But if you want a good workhorse to cover an event and image quality is not a high priority keep your Mark 1 zoom!
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