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

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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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Dimensions 8.8 cm x 11.3 cm x 8.8 cm 8.4 cm x 8.4 cm x 11 cm 5.1 cm x 15.2 cm x 5.1 cm 11.7 cm x 8.8 cm x 8.8 cm
Item Weight 812 g 644 g 671 g 826 g
Model Year 2012 2006 2006 2012
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Style Name: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 8.8 cm ; 812 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Item model number: 5175B005AA
  • ASIN: B0076FS09A
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 2 Mar. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,416 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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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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EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Lens case LP1219
Lens hood EW-88C
Lens cap E-82 U
Instruction book
Warranty card


From the Manufacturer

EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Image Stabilizer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Focusing motor DC motor USM USM USM USM USM
Weight 595g 575g 645g 670g 600g 805g
Size (width x height) 78.6 x 102mm 81.6 x 87.5mm 83.5 x 110.6mm 83.5 x 107mm 83.4 x 93mm 88.5 x 113mm
Aperture f/3.5-5.6 f/3.5-5.6 f/2.8 f/4 f/4 f/2.8
APS-C camera bodies only Yes Yes Yes No No No
L-series No No No Yes Yes Yes
Step-up Huge zoom range for many types of photography, good for travel where one lens solution is needed More compact size, reduced zoom range but higher optical quality and faster focus motor Constant wide f/2.8 aperture for low-light photography. Increased ability to blur the background and make the subject stand out General purpose lens with L-series optical quality and flexible zoom range More compact size, higher optical quality. Close macro focusing mode and Hybrid Image Stabilizer for steady macro shots Constant, wide f/2.8 aperture, very best optical quality in a zoom lens

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Style Name: EF 24-70mm F4 L IS USM Verified Purchase
I have a Canon 6D and was initially using a 28-135 lens for general purpose use. I replaced that with the 24-70 f4L IS and am very happy with that decision. The L lens is shorter, better built, feels nicely balanced with the 6D, produces lovely colourful, sharp images and has a useful macro capability. I don't believe that the difference in price between this lens and the 24-70 f2.8 was justified for my purposes. I took advantage of the Canon Spring Cashback and received a refund of £160 which brought the price paid down to a sensible level!

I've added a photo taken during the 2015 Bristol Balloon Fiesta of the night glow. This was handheld and demonstrates the excellent Image Stabilisation, sharpness, and the low light performance of the 6D, of course.
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PLEASE NOTE: Amazon has lumped together the reviews of the f4 & f2.8 versions of this lens. This review is for the f2.8 version.

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.
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Style Name: EF 24-70mm F4 L IS USM Verified Purchase
Usual Canon L series Quality Lens, Using with Canon 5D mkIII, Purchased to replace my Trusty 24-105mm which was still working perfectly ,The 24-70mm is just that bit lighter & smaller very fast focus & handy Macro feature,A great all rounder, Grab it while the Canon £150 Cashback in operation unlike some companies Canon pay out Promptly !
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Style Name: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM
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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Style Name: EF 24-70mm F4 L IS USM Verified Purchase
Can't fault it. Works great and excellent sharp images with little or no chromatic aberration. Had thought about getting the f2.8 but for the number of times I'd use an f-stop that low couldn't justify an extra grand cost.
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Style Name: EF 24-70mm F4 L IS USM Verified Purchase
Put it on camera body and its not been off since! Does take getting used to locking button to stop lens creep but it a smart feature. Also don't forget the button pushes up when you turn the lens to macro setting..two for the price of one really. Took it to local sports club and took photos of game and although its not a telephoto. zoomed in the detail is still excellent and very printable. Over the 24-105mm go for 24-70mm, its slightly shorter, with the IS and macro features its a winner. Also comes with a petal style lens hood, and another good point to note is the centre pinch lens cap, no fiddly fingers needed to get cap off. Also came with a nice little lens bag.
Don't forget your lens filter glass to protect the quality glass. Buy it, use it and enjoy!
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