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Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM Lens

BH #CA28702LRF • MFR #2965C002
Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM Lens
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
Combining the versatility of a zoom with the speed typically reserved for a prime, the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM is a wide-angle to portrait-length lens distinguished by its impressively unique f/2 constant maximum aperture. This bright design yields excellent low-light performance along with enhanced control over depth of field for isolating subject matter. Ultra-Low Dispersion glass is employed in the optical design, and greatly reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to realize high clarity and color accuracy. Complementing the advanced optical properties is Canon's proven ring-type Ultrasonic Motor, which delivers fast and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus control. Additionally, unique to RF lenses, this 28-70mm incorporates a configurable Control Ring for intuitively adjusting exposure settings, including ISO, aperture, and exposure compensation, from the lens itself.
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Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Overview

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Combining the versatility of a zoom with the speed typically reserved for a prime, the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM is a wide-angle to portrait-length lens distinguished by its impressively unique f/2 constant maximum aperture. This bright design yields excellent low-light performance along with enhanced control over depth of field for isolating subject matter. Ultra-Low Dispersion glass is employed in the optical design, and greatly reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to realize high clarity and color accuracy. Complementing the advanced optical properties is Canon's proven ring-type Ultrasonic Motor, which delivers fast and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus control. Additionally, unique to RF lenses, this 28-70mm incorporates a configurable Control Ring for intuitively adjusting exposure settings, including ISO, aperture, and exposure compensation, from the lens itself.

Standard wide-angle to short-telephoto zoom lens is designed for use with full-frame Canon RF-mount mirrorless cameras.
Impressively bright f/2 maximum aperture maintains consistent illumination throughout the zoom range and suits working in low-light conditions as well as affords increased control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
Ultra-Low Dispersion (UD) elements are featured in the optical design, and help to suppress color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve greater clarity and color accuracy throughout the zoom range.
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.
Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens has a weather-resistant design that protects against dust and moisture to enable its use in inclement conditions.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 013803304824

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Specs

Focal Length28 to 70mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View75° to 34°
Minimum Focus Distance1.28' / 39 cm
Maximum Magnification0.18x
Optical Design19 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size95 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)4.09 x 5.5" / 103.8 x 139.8 mm
Length at Maximum Extension6.34" / 161 mm
Weight3.15 lb / 1430 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.5 x 6 x 6"

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Reviews

Best piece of glass ever made by Canon

By Jeremy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-15

I've been a photographer for over 20 years. I've purchased and sold and played with so many lenses over the years. I've ran around the world with a 100-400 attached to a 5DIII for 10 years. I've had two bodies on my shoulders with the 70-200L and the 100-400L and other lenses attached. Anyone who shoots with these set-ups knows how heavy they are but also how crisp and clean and gorgeous the images are. Take the R5 or R6 and slap on the 28-70L f/2 and not only do you have similar weight but you actually have the sharpest and greatest lens body set up I feel I've ever put in my hands. The images are tack sharp and that massive opening up front is just spectacular. It truly is the most remarkable lens I've ever used. Yes, it's expensive, but we all know that outstanding glass lasts forever. I can't recommend this enough, if you can afford it, but better yet, if you can actually get your hands on one.

Razor Sharp

By dwayne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-11

I have 12 lenses and this one is the one I use 90% of the time!!

Love the flexibility!

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-04

Coming from some mid range gear, this lens performs great. Eye AF works better and the f2 gives me the edge I need while still allowing me to go from wide to tele. The whole lens is a compromise - not as fast as a prime, not as long range as a 2.8, and it's heavy. All that being said, it's the perfect blend of features for me!

This is my favorite lens.

By Geo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-30

Extremely sharp, fast focusing, beautiful bokeh. Love it's close focusing distance. I've been using this for portraits and also as my everyday travel lens. The image rendition is gorgeous. Most of the time I don't notice the weight but it can feel heavy after a full day of shooting especially if you're not used to carrying pro gear. Solid camera holding technique with your elbows tucked into your body to support the camera, not one handed shooting like an Instagrammer, will serve you well. When traveling I carry my camera in a backpack or shoulder bag with quick access and that allows me to manage the weight well all day long. The fact that this lens lacks IS is of no consequence when mounted on a Canon R5 as that camera will deliver up to eight stops. Brilliant lens.

The beauty

By Oman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-29

Recently purchased this baby a month ago have to wait for a while to get her. But you won't regret it despite of the price I don't see any negative side of this lens. The F2 oh my god!! for me size and IS is not much of a concern because my R3 have 5 stop of the IBIS and I can easily use this 28-70 for run and gun video shoot as well. I think its pretty awesome for the video as well. 15-35, 28-70, 70-200RF Holy trinity makes your photo and videos work uplift a lot. that's all you want wait and invest in these three lenses and you don't have to worry about rest of it.

Amazing. Worth the wait

By Ashley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

This lens is INCREDIBLE! It could possibly never leave my camera.

Absolutely Amazing

By Bahaa
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-11

Best canon lens so far i own only downfall is the weight be honest is worth it for quality of your pictures you going to take it .

This lens needs no intro

By Harrison
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-11

Sharp. Fast. and so heavy. I have 16 Canon lenses, and this is the only lens I'd pick if I had to bring 1 for a documentary shoot. Hoping Canon can make a 20-35 f/2 and follow the same formula as this one. RF is the future and I'm here for it.

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