Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens with Accessories Kit

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens with Accessories Kit

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  • 82mm Circular Polarizer Filter
  • 82mm UV Filter
  • Lens Cleaning Kit

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Overview

  • 1Description

Rounding out your kit, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens with Accessories Kit from B&H bundles the standard zoom lens with 82mm circular polarizer and UV filters as well as a lens cleaning kit.

  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

    Spanning a popular and versatile range of focal lengths, the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is a Canon L-series zoom commonly thought of as the workhorse of lenses. Ranging from wide-angle to portrait length, this lens is also distinguished by its constant f/2.8 maximum aperture to benefit working in difficult lighting conditions and to afford greater control over depth of field. The lens is also characterized by its sophisticated optical design, which includes one Super UD element and two UD elements, which reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to realize a high degree of color accuracy and clarity. Three aspherical elements are also featured, and minimize distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness. Additionally, a Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to control flare and ghosting for high contrast and neutral color fidelity.

    Balancing the refined optics, this 24-70mm f/2.8 also sports a ring-type USM and internal focusing mechanism to enable quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance, as well as full-time manual focus override. 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.
    Bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture affords consistent illumination throughout the zoom range and also affords greater control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
    One Super Ultra-Low Dispersion element and two ultra-low dispersion glass elements noticeably reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity and color fidelity.
    Three 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.
    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.
    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.
    Zoom lock lever secures the zoom position at the wide end to maintain a compact form factor and protect the lens when not in use.
    UPC: 013803134162
  • Luminesque 82mm Circular Polarizer and UV Slim PRO Filter Kit

    Combining two of the most useful filters available, Luminesque's 82mm Circular Polarizer and UV Slim PRO Filter Kit is well-suited to all forms of photography. Both filters are constructed from Schott optical glass and feature a 12-layer multi-coating for maintained clarity and image quality. Each filter is also set in an anodized aluminum filter ring, with the UV filter featuring a slim 3.4mm-thick profile to lessen the likelihood of vignetting with wide-angle lenses.

    The UV filter is a general use, clear filter that helps to absorb ultraviolet light and reduce the bluish cast of daylight. It is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses at all times in order to reduce dust and moisture from reaching the front lens element and to provide additional protection in case of accidental impacts. Its 12-layer multi-coating also helps to achieve 98.2% light transmission for faithful color reproduction and contrast.

    The circular polarizer filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. This results in a noticeable increase in the saturation of skies and foliage, as well as clearer imagery when photographing in hazy conditions. A circular polarizer differs from a linear polarizer in that it supports full use of a camera's autofocus and auto exposure functions.

    Luminesque PRO
    • Constructed from Schott optical glass for maintained image quality and clarity.
    • A 12-layer multi-coating helps to reduce surface reflections and glare for improved contrast and color neutrality.
    • Anodized aluminum filter rings feature a knurled top edge for easier installation and removal.
    UV Slim Filter
    • Absorbs UV light and reduces bluish cast of daylight for greater image clarity.
    • Clear filter provides no additional coloration or contrast, allowing you to pair this filter with others.
    • Works as general protection filter to reduce dust, moisture, and scratches from reaching the front lens element.
    • 12-layer multi-coating helps to realize a high light transmission rate of 98.2%.
    • Slim filter ring incorporates front threads and measures 3.4mm-thick to lessen the likelihood of vignetting when used on wide-angle lenses.
    Circular Polarizer Filter
    • Reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface.
    • Arrange and filter directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light allowing for the absorption of much of the light.
    • Lessens haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors.
    • Strongest effect when used at a 90° from the sun.
    UPC: 847628582354
  • ZEISS Lens Cleaning Kit

    This Lens Cleaning Kit from ZEISS is a complete solution for cleaning valuable optics such as camera lenses, eyeglasses, telescopes, or spotting scopes.

    Both wet and dry cleaning tools are provided. For blowing dust off an optical surface, the air blaster can be used, while the retractable lipstick-style cleaning brush can dislodge more stubborn dirt or dust particles.

    When a thorough wet cleaning is required, a 1 oz bottle of cleaning fluid or ten, individually-wrapped pre-moistened lens wipes are available. Designed for single use, these wipes come in individual, disposable packets. They can be stored in a camera bag, glove compartment, studio, or lens case for whenever they may be needed.

    The non-abrasive, 7.1 x 7.1" microfiber cloth can be used after applying fluid or one of the pre-moistened wipes in order to complete the cleaning process and ensure that no streaks or spots remain. It can also be used on its own to effectively remove smudges.

    A fabric travel case is also included to hold the contents of the entire kit.

In the Box
  • E-82 II 82mm Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • EW-88C Tulip Lens Hood for EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
  • LP1219 Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
      Focal Length 24 to 70mm
      Maximum Aperture f/2.8
      Minimum Aperture f/22
      Lens Mount Canon EF
      Format Compatibility Full-Frame
      Angle of View 84 to 34
      Maximum Magnification 0.21x
      Minimum Focus Distance 1.25' / 38 cm
      Optical Design 18 Elements in 13 Groups
      Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
      Focus Type Autofocus
      Image Stabilization None
      Filter Size 82 mm (Front)
      Dimensions ( x L) 3.48 x 4.45" / 88.5 x 113 mm
      Weight 1.8 lb / 805 g
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.1 x 6.1 x 6.0"
    • Luminesque 82mm Circular Polarizer and UV Slim PRO Filter Kit
      Type UV
      Circular Polarizer
      Size 82 mm

      UV: 3.4 mm-thick
      Circular polarizer: 6.2 mm-thick
      Filter Factor UV: 1 (0 stop)
      Circular polarizer: About 2.5 (1.3 stops)
      Multi-Coated Yes; 12-layer multi-coating
      Rotating UV: No
      Circular polarizer: Yes
      Effect UV: Absorbs UV light and reduces bluish cast from daylight
      Circular polarizer: Reduce/eliminate reflections and haze and improve color and tonal saturation
      Construction Schott glass
      Anodized aluminum filter ring with top knurling
      Front Filter Thread Size 82 mm
      Front Lens Cap Size 82 mm
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      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.3 x 4.3 x 1.1"
    • ZEISS Lens Cleaning Kit
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.7 x 4.5 x 2.7"

    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Reviews

    EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 1182.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from first L I have four canon lenses that are broken, from the kit lens to a 29-135IS. I decided it was time to try a 'sealed' lens. My daily workplace is a large deep construction site, dust rain and mud! the pictures are sharp and clear, colors accurate and vibrant. I'd gotten spoiled with the IS, but this lens makes up for that!! I have not had to 'unsharpen mask' any pics from this lens, the raw and jpg from my 40D are clear and sharp. the range is shorter than I was used to, but the optical quality is outstanding. AF is quick, quiet and precise, has not hunted yet even in very poor light. not a fauly or complaint yet!
    Date published: 2009-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing zoom lens that beats most prime lens! This is an amazing zoom lens that beats most if not all of Canon's prime lens. If it wasn't for using faster primes for my wedding work, I would use this lens all the time. This lens is tack sharp. I've been looking at this lens for years and I'm so glad that I finally purchased it! It's a million times better than the mark 1 version of this lens, which I just sold to buy this one. It basically has no lens chromatic aberration at all. I have a 24F/1.4 and it has really bad lens chromatic aberration, so now I use the 24-70 instead of that lens in most all situations. If you're on the fence of buying this lens, you should just buy and you won't be sorry at all.
    Date published: 2016-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expensive, Must Have Lens I recently upgraded from an 8-year old Olympus DSLR with a kit lens to a Canon 6D body and this lens. Sure, the lens is pricey, but wow, I was blown away by how much better my images look with superior glass. I mostly use the lens for cityscapes, landscapes, and night photography, but I've dabbled a bit with macro and pet portraits. To my eyes, images appear razor sharp at all focal lengths. AF is very fast in most situations, but it obviously does struggle in very low lighting. However, I'll usually switch it to MF to solve that problem. The price will probably scare away a lot of enthusiasts/amateurs, but if you want to take your photography to the next level, sometimes you have to invest some money.
    Date published: 2015-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Sharp Fine Piece Of Glass I thought long and hard before ordering this lens. Who wouldn't after all for it's price, especially since I already had the 24-105mm f/4. I read all the reviews on it and finally decided to give it a try. All I can say now is WOW. This thing really is super sharp and super fast at focusing. If you shoot a lot of action shots as I do, you want and appreciate a fast focusing lens. You also want the focusing to be accurate and dead on. This lens hits the bulls eye on both counts. My trusty 24-105mm f/4 (though a fine lens in it's own right) is now for sale since purchasing this new 24-70 II version. This is really one fine piece of glass.
    Date published: 2013-02-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome lens I could not be any happier with this lens. For anyone thinking about buying it dont stress out about deciding if this is the right lens, because it is. It is a little on the heavy side but with a constant aperature of f2.8 what do you expect. I have used this lens on my 5D and my 40D for weddings, sports, and in the studio. The image quality is suberb no matter what camera you put it on. It works great on both my cameras and I would recommend it for any use if you want to spend the money for a great lens. Plus I think it is the cheapest L series lens with a aperature of f2.8. The other added pro is that at 70mm it functions in macro mode which just makes this lens a even better choice. Thanks Canon
    Date published: 2009-01-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Late to the game but worth the wait I finally bought this lens along with a 5dM3 and it is a game changer for me. I was using a 70d with a 15-85 lens as my primary. I pulled off quite a bit of good shots and learned photography with that gear. Now,m a few years later, I decided to upgrade my arsenal and use what the big boys use. It's a world of a difference. The image quality and sharpness are great, it's what I expected. It's my first L lens and I also bought the 70-200 f2.8L. Now I know why these are luxury lenses. They can be pricey but well worth it if you plan on doing photography pro or semi-pro. Now I know why most photographers have this on their camera.
    Date published: 2017-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome standard zoom I shoot many fast paced events where timing is key to capture moments as they unfold in a natural way without subjects realizing I'm there. The 24-70 II fits those needs completely with fast, accurate autofocus, sharp rendering, punchy images and a reasonable zoom range that gets me just close enough to capture action as it unfolds. I've been quite pleased with the performance of this lens on the event floor and noticed an increase in my keeper rate versus my previous Sigma lens. This lens really has held its own in low light events paired with the 6D.
    Date published: 2017-03-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finally! Great 24-70mm from Canon Got the new 24-70mm lens from Canon a couple of weeks ago and am thrilled at its performance. The biggest improvement is the sharpeness. I'm a documentary photograher and could never really trust the previous model of this focal length. Soft images with uneven sharpness or slight focus problems across the frame. This new model is amazing. Super sharp even at 2.8 across all the frame.The lens price however is anything but perfect. Way too expensive in comparison to similar lens by Canon's competitors. In addition, the lens hood is not up to par with the hoods of other L series lens. Weird that Canon couldn't invest in a better hood.
    Date published: 2012-10-11
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    How steady is this lens without built in stabilization?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This lens will perform well.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    What country did it make? USA or Japan?
    Asked by: Kenny L.
    According to the information we have, our current inventory's Country of Origin is Japan. Please be aware this can change over the product's production life without notice.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Will this lens work with the Ursa Mini?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It will work only with the EF mount Ursa Mini, it will work with the PL mount.
    Answered by: Peter F.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    I'm doing event photography and mostly shoot large group shots. I have read and heard so many good reviews on this lens and i'm really tempted to make a purchase, but my question would be if i really need the F2.8 since i won't be able to use such a shallow DOF apart from taking portraits. Another question would be if shooting hand held under low light conditions using a relatively lower shutter speed(1/60-1/100) will my pictures start to show camera shake due to the lack of Canon's Image Stabilisation feature?
    Asked by: Gates L.
    This lens could be a great lens for what you are doing and I have shot many large groups (some in the hundreds) and am happy to use this lens. I also would be tempted to have the f/4 IS version if I was shooting hand held in low light. BUT I STORNGLY urge you to use a tripod to create better images so you can frame up the shot then be interacting / looking directly at the group and making eye contact and have them looking at you rather than you being hidden behind the camera and some of them looking away. I find that way more important. Happy shooting!
    Answered by: Don J.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does the 24-70mm F/2.8 II lens have Air Sphere Coating?
    Asked by: Steve B.
    No, the 24-70mm F/2.8 II does not have Air Sphere Coating.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Will a square filter of 84 x 120 mm fit at the front of this lens?
    Asked by: Animesh D.
    For square filters, you will need a square filter holder depending on the brand of filter you're using.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    how to get a rebate?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The rebate for this lens can be found at the following link: <a href= target= _blank ></a>
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is this compatible with a canon rebel xti?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, all EF lens compatible with EF-S cameras (include xti) I think.
    Answered by: Xianqing Y.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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