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

BH #CA247028LII • MFR #5175B002
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Super UD Element, Two UD Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
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.
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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Overview

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

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

Focal Length24 to 70mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View84° to 34°
Minimum Focus Distance1.25' / 38 cm
Maximum Magnification0.21x
Optical Design18 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.48 x 4.45" / 88.5 x 113 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.63" / 143 mm
Weight1.77 lb / 805 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.445 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.95 x 5.5 x 5.35"

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

Canon 24-70

By Janna
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-24

I am so excited that I decided to purchase this new version. I've had an older version for quite some time that has been soft, despite being calibrated. I've had it only for a couple of weeks, but so far am super happy with the results. My primary use is in my studio with strobes because my space is small. I love the flexibility of being able to zoom in and out and to be able to rely on nearly 100% in focus shots makes my job easier! I also use it for family photo sessions! I have a session this weekend that I'm super excited to do with this lens and will be able to find the sweet spot. Again, the flexibility that it affords is perfect when I want to carry just one lens!

My New Go-To Lens

By Megan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-19

All the hype about this lens is totally true. I can't say that I've taken many bad photos at all with it (user error on camera setting mostly). If you can afford to add this one to your bag ... OR if you have a choice of only ONE LENS to shoot with ... CARRY the 24-70mm Canon!!!

Work Horse of my arsenal

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

The perfect Work Horse of my arsenal of lenses for event photography!

One of my favorite lens

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-19

This as well as my 70-200mm f2.8 are my two go to lens for event photography. I shoot primary with the 70-200mm and keep the 24-70 mm on my back up camera. Only time I get the nifty 50 out is if I need a wider aperture.

Love this lens!

By Connie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-15

Love this lens!! This is my everyday go to lens for indoors especially! A great quality lens with sharp pictures!

Love this Lens

By Juan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-15

Exelent

Great lens!

By Ragan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-18

I am in love with this lens from canon and have used it for portraits and fashion photography alike, it has beautiful quality and sharp images! Really a must have.

Canon Ed 24-70mm f/2.8L ll usm

By Prasath
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-27

Very best quality picture I love this lens

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