Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens


Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens

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Product Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical and Two UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Macro Position with 0.7x Magnification
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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  • 1Description

Blending a flexible zoom range with a versatile feature-set, the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is a Canon L-series lens covering wide-angle to short telephoto focal lengths and featuring a constant f/4 maximum aperture. An advanced optical layout comprises two ultra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements to minimize a variety of aberrations and distortion in order to realize notable sharpness and clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to suppress lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy.

Complementing the optical performance, the lens is also characterized by its ring-type USM and internal focusing mechanism to enable quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. A dedicated macro position also enables focusing as closely as 7.9" away in order to achieve a 0.7x magnification for photographing close-up subjects. A four-stop-effective Image Stabilizer is also used to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Additionally, this lens is weather-sealed and has a protective fluorine coating on the exposed elements for use in trying environmental conditions.

Standard zoom is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 38.4-112mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture maintains consistent illumination throughout the zoom range.
Two ultra-low dispersion glass elements noticeably reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity and color fidelity.
Two aspherical elements minimize spherical aberrations and distortions for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with an internal focusing design, optimized focusing algorithms, and a high-speed CPU, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Minimum focusing distance of 1.2' is available throughout the zoom range and a dedicated macro position can be used to achieve a maximum magnification of 0.7x in conjunction with a minimum focusing distance of 7.9".
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Protective fluorine coating has been applied to the front and rear element to resist fingerprints and smudges and to make cleaning these elements significantly easier.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens is sealed against dust and moisture for working in inclement environmental conditions.
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  • 1Description
Focal Length 24 - 70mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 84° - 34°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" / 20 cm
Magnification 0.7x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1.4
Optical Design 15 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) 3.28 x 3.66" / 83.4 x 93 mm
Weight 1.32 lb / 600 g
Packaging Infovtutxtsddaew
Package Weight 2.15 lb
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 211.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again...great walk around lens. I purchased the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens for my 5D Mark IV as a replacement for my 24-105mm f/4L II lens. I preferred the extra focal length of the new 24-105 but the portability of the 24-70 and sharpness across the focal range sold me on it. The ergonomics are good and the L designation reflects weather sealing and build quality that matches my camera. For the price, I can live with the f/4 which on the 5D Mark IV works fine in all but the darkest scenarios. I have faster lenses in my kit if required. A good walk around lens.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very versatile lens. I use this lens for every day,walk around purposes. It is quite good for event photography and handles low light well on my 6D. It is part of a two/three lens combination that I typically take on shoots depending on the nature of the activity. While a 24-105 might be more versatile as a travel lens, I generally pair the 24-70 with my 70-300L and do not mind having to swap lenses. I like the pinch lens cap and find the included hood acceptable for most purposes. The image sharpness, contrast and color rendition are superb. The macro feature is easy to use and seems quite effective; the IS works as advertised. Overall I am very pleased with this lens and would recommend it to a friend if it fits their specific requirements.
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Walking around lens I upgraded my camera to a 7D Mark 2 and decided to purchase this lens as my main lens for it instead of getting the kit. I know many people opt for the 24-105mm as a walk around lens but I felt that would be too heavy to carry all the time. I already had the EF-S 11-22mm lens for wide angles, and the 24-70mm range (38-112mm effective) is a nice mid range. I shoot landscapes and architecture mostly, and so far I'm very happy with my images. I haven't found the f/4 to be a limitation as I mostly shoot outdoors between sunrise and sunset. I make and sell handicrafts, and the macro option works well for photographing my work so I can get away without a dedicated macro lens.
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as sharp as expected. Dark at 70mm Pros: Light, portable, and beautiful colors compared to 24-70mm I or 24-105mmCons: A tad bit sharper than 24-70mm I or 24-105mm but still not sharp at all. (expect almost same blurriness as 24-70mm I)IS is barely usable and is not as effective as that on other IS lenses.Expect 1-stop less light at 70mm. Not nice for video.Macro is a bit limited.Don't listen to all the hypes from Canon saying that this lens is the second sharpest lens after 24-70mm f/2.8 II. If this is the second sharpest, then third and fourth are sheer garbage. I reget I paid $$ when it first came out. I keep it for the video use but I wouldn't recommend for photography.
Date published: 2013-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than 24-70 f/2.8 I and 24-105 I really love this lens. I got it to replace my 24-70 f/2.8 L (classic) and it has better IQ than the 2.8 lens. But what I really like is that way it transformed the handling of the 5D Mark III. The 2.8 just was a big chuck of glass on the 5D - it overwhelmed it. The f/4 IS balances on the 5D Mark III very nicely. It really makes a huge difference. And the IQ with this lens and the IS are great - much better than the 2.8 and the 24-105 f/4 IS is not in the same ballpark. Great lens. I am really glad I got this instead of the f/2.8 II version.
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Alternative to EF 24-70mm, f/2.8 The sharpness is excellent at all f/stops. Very little distortion at any focal length. Image Stabilizer effective to at least 4 f/stops. I can get no shake, no blur at 1/2 sec. exposure and 24mm focal length, if I am well supported in a chair! Very little lens flare or ghosts. However, the macro feature is not that good because one has to focus within 2-3 inches of the subject at max. magnification and that creates a shadow on the subject from the lens. Otherwise, this is an excellent lens. Any chromatic aberration and peripheral darkening are corrected by my Canon 6D, do I won't comment on this.
Date published: 2013-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Usual standards of Excellence I just bought the Canon 5dsr and needed a good wide angle zoom lens to take advantage of the high resolution in this camera. The EF 24-70 was up to the task. In addition to the exceptional clarity, this lens has a macro capability that allows me to get extremely close to a subject. I bought this to replace an 18-135 zoom. Losing the 6mm at the wide end has been barely noticeable, but losing the 65 mm at the other end is something else. That would be the only thing I'd change, but I have to admit, the macro feature and the overall clarity have been worth it.
Date published: 2015-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new walk about lens As with all glass purchases I do a lot of research before I make a purchase. I had a 17-40 earlier that I lent to a friend and have not seen it again. I that lens as my primary lens and have missing an option for my everyday lens. It is even better because it is a higher quality lens, it has a longer reach and the macro feature is a very nice added feature. While I have only had it for a couple of weeks I am very impressed. The locking feature is also a plus for wondering around the paths and trails. I hope to compliment this with the addition of a 70-200 in the future.
Date published: 2016-01-17
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