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.
- RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
- Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
- Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Overview
Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Specs
|Focal Length||28 to 70mm|
|Lens Mount||Canon RF|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||75° to 34°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.28' / 39 cm|
|Optical Design||19 Elements in 13 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Filter Size||95 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||4.09 x 5.5" / 103.8 x 139.8 mm|
|Length at Maximum Extension||6.34" / 161 mm|
|Weight||3.15 lb / 1430 g|
|Package Weight||4.02 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||11.6 x 6 x 6"|
Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Reviews
I have been shooting with the RF28-70 F2.0 for little over a year. Bottom line have not taken it off the camera. It is big and impressive. if you want a lens that is going to get the job done for most jobs especially weddings this lens will do it. Make sure to but a 5 to 10lb dumbbell, before it arrives. You will need to workout a little so the weight will not make sour. However, once you get use to it you will not need much else. It shoots fast like a prime and it stops down to 2.0. The cost is high, but the quality is high. The Bokeh is outstanding especially at F2.0. If I had to take just one lens it would the RF28-70mm F2.0 The Barrel
When this lens was first released l was a little hesitant to purchase it because it didn't have image stabilization but after three months of pairing it with my R5's IBIS, the combination is fantastic! Sharpness, bokeh, contrast, color and pride of ownership are all top notch. I use the use it for stills and video. The results are beautiful. You won't regret the purchase!
What a Lens
Finally was able to obtain a copy of the Canon 28-70 2.0L sum lens, and it was definitely worth the wait. Sure it big and heavy and expensive, but it does produce some of the sharpest photos I have ever taken. I use to think the 300mm 2.8 IS lens was the sharpest lens from Canon, but now that honor is passed to the 28-70 2.0. The lens balances very well on the R3 and I look forward to the upcoming fall colors to see how this combination handles everything.
An uncompromising lens for those who need it!
I'm usually a prime lens guy for anything under 100mm and prioritize image quality over convenience. That was always a tough compromise when shooting events, particularly concerts and red carpet events, likely weddings too which I don't shoot. With this lens I get prime lens quality images in a fast f/2 convenient zoom. For concerts and red carpets my life has been completely changed. It is a relatively heavy lens, about the same as a top L series EF 70-200mm, but it's shorter & wider, with the weight balanced toward the camera mount, which makes for a great balanced feel. Much easier to handle than the longer front heavy lenses of similar weight. So, no, it's not light, but it's not at all a ridiculous weight like many reviewers like to imply. Just remember it will literally take up more room in your bag. However it also eliminates the need to bring along several lenses I used to have on me at all times. The image quality is literally better at f/2.0 than any other mid-range zoom I've used, even the RF 24-70mm f/2.8 at a whole stop slower. If you're one of the few who need a lens like this, you likely already know it. Just do it! Worth every penny for a demanding professional or a passionate hobbyist with the cash to have fun with this amazing lens.
What can I say???
Seriously, what can I say about this lens that hasn't been said already. It's a prime that zooms! It'll break your wrist it's so heavy. It's amazing.
Great bokeh. Low Loca
This lens is sharp and when paired with and IBIS body gets 8 stops of IS. Used it last weekend for a family get together with amazing results. Not missing my EF 24-70 f/2.8 at all.
Replaces a lot of primes and is a little bigger but I prefer that!
A brilliant addition to the R5 arsenal and a true game changer!
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