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About Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

This Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Bundle comes with: Pro Optic 82mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, Adorama Cleaning Kit and a New Leaf PLUS 1yr Lens Warranty ( $124.85 Value) and Shipping is free!

Meeting the ever-increasing demands on image quality that digital photography brings, the redesigned EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is the latest update to the acclaimed L-Series of EF optics, re-establishing a new standard for superb optics, high-end durable construction and performance in professional zoom lenses. A standard focal length zoom lens, it features a large aperture throughout its focal length.

Featuring the latest advances in optical lens design, it utilizes 1 Super UD lens element and 2 UD lens elements that help minimize chromatic aberration in the periphery at wide-angle as well as reduced color blurring around the edges of the subject. In addition, 2 types of aspherical lenses are combined to help reduce spherical aberration over the entire image area as well as through the full zoom range. Optimized lens coatings also help ensure exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting. The lens is also equipped with a circular 9-blade diaphragm for beautiful, soft backgrounds. A ring-type USM and high-speed CPU with optimized AF algorithms enable silent and fast autofocusing.

Built for the rigors of professional use as well as to meet the increased number of shots available with digital photography, it's constructed with improved dust sealing and water resistance while fluorine coatings on the front and rear lens surfaces help reduce soiling, smears and fingerprints. A zoom lock lever locks the zoom position at the wide end for safe transporting while attached to an EOS DSLR camera over the shoulder.

The Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Sports/action, Video, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged, Strong construction, Superior build quality and Super-sharp images

Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Features

  • Large aperture L-Series standard zoom lens that combines high imagequality and enhanced durability.
  • New optical design utilizes 1 Super UD lens element and 2 UD lenselements to minimize chromatic aberration in the outer area at wide-angle; as well as eliminates color blurring around the edges of thesubject, for images with high resolution and contrast.
  • Combines 2 types of aspherical lenses to reduce spherical aberration,and achievehigh image quality across the entire screen area andthroughout the full zoom range.
  • Highly resistant to dust and water, enabling shooting even in harsh andrigorous conditions.
  • Circular diaphragm (9 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Ring USM, high-speed CPU, and optimized AF algorithms for fast autofocusing.
  • Optimized lens coatings ensure exceptional color balance whileminimizing ghosting.
  • Fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces reduces smears andfingerprints.
  • Zoom lock lever locks the zoom position at the wide end for safetransporting.

Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Specifications

Construction
13 groups /18 elements
Angle of view
84° - 34°
Closest Focusing Distance
0.38m / 1.25 ft.
Filter Size
82mm
Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
3.5 x 4.4 in. / 88.5 x 113mm
Weight
28.4 oz. / 805g
Notes
Front Focusing method, UD (Ultra Low Dispersion) Glass,
Mfr #
5175B002
SKU
CA2470

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4.7

(based on 98 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Several prime lenses in one

Photography has been my hobby for over 20 years. I am not a pro. In order to evaluate a new lens, I shoot everyday life instead of brick walls. This lens is sharp wide open at F2.8. You do not need to stop it down to increase sharpness. This is what I love about this lens. It is like having several prime lenses in one package. I used the 35L and 50mm F1.4 for several years. They are good lenses. But I had to stop them down from F1.4 to F2.0 or F2.8 to get sharp images. The combination of this...

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Photography has been my hobby for over 20 years. I am not a pro. In order to evaluate a new lens, I shoot everyday life instead of brick walls. This lens is sharp wide open at F2.8. You do not need to stop it down to increase sharpness. This is what I love about this lens. It is like having several prime lenses in one package. I used the 35L and 50mm F1.4 for several years. They are good lenses. But I had to stop them down from F1.4 to F2.0 or F2.8 to get sharp images. The combination of this lens on a 5D3 are heavy. Carrying them around for a full day is not easy. Despite the weight, I still wish it had image stabilization. Its autofocusing is very good, although it is not any better than the autofocusing of the 35L or 135L or 300mm F4L. But then again, I haven't done any scientific measurements. This is all based on my everyday use. The bokeh is "good". Although I much prefer the bokeh of the 135L. Shooting into bright lights is surprisingly good. Overall, I love this lens. I don't like the high price though. But if you think of it as several high quality prime lenses in one, I guess that can justify the price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

An Expensive Disappointment

Given the price of this lens, the lack of Image Stabilization is an unforgivable omission. If you read the Canon propaganda, it says that they skipped I.S. on this lens in the name of image quality; that adding I.S. would have somehow made it worse. I’m not buying that argument. I own (and LOVE) the fabulous EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM â€" and Image Stabilization definitely didn’t hurt THAT lens. I think my 24-70 f/2.8L II is every bit as sharp as my 70-200, but what makes t

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Given the price of this lens, the lack of Image Stabilization is an unforgivable omission. If you read the Canon propaganda, it says that they skipped I.S. on this lens in the name of image quality; that adding I.S. would have somehow made it worse. I’m not buying that argument. I own (and LOVE) the fabulous EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM â€" and Image Stabilization definitely didn’t hurt THAT lens. I think my 24-70 f/2.8L II is every bit as sharp as my 70-200, but what makes the 70-200 such a joy to use is the 4-stops of shake correction that you get from its phenomenal (mk. II) I.S. system… That, plus it’s constant max. aperture of f/2.8 makes the 70-200 SO versatile; you can take handheld shots with it in (VERY low light) situations where common sense says that a telephoto zoom lens simply shouldn’t work. I can’t speak for others here, but what I was really hoping for with the 24-70 f/2.8L II was a companion piece to my 70-200; a lens that picks up at 70mm and goes down to some reasonable wide-angle figure (24mm is fine), that offers the same image quality AND PERFORMANCE as my 70-200. Canon seems to have nailed the image quality part with the 24-70 f/2.8L II, but without Image Stabilization, the lens fails dismally in terms of matching the 70-200’s low-light performance. A “general purposeâ€� zoom lens that is no good in low light won’t be very useful to most. I did some side-by-side testing of the 24-70 f/2.8L II against my trusty 24-105 f/4L IS, and I saw blur from camera shake at f/2.8 with the 24-70, but the same shots in the same light at f/4 (with I.S.) were just fine on my MUCH cheaper 24-105. When the 24-105 seriously outguns the 24-70 in low light, that’s a huge embarrassment. Canon needs to develop an Image Stabilized version of the 24-70 f/2.8L II very soon â€" even if there is a miniscule, theoretical reduction in image quality. Those who are utterly insane about image quality tend to use primes anyway. Those of us who buy zooms (particularly in this “general purposeâ€� focal length range) are willing to trade a bit of image quality for versatility. Unless Canon cuts the price of this lens by about 50%, I’d say don’t waste your money on it. Get the 24-105 if you want a true “general purposeâ€� lens â€" it has half again as much reach as 24-70, has Image Stabilization, and can be had for about a third of the price of the 24-70 f/2.8L II. Image quality of the 24-105 isn’t as good as the 24-70, but it’s still very good. For what you have to pay, the 24-70 isn’t several magnitudes better than the 24-105. I’m very underwhelmed my 24-70 and seriously disappointed with Canon. What were they thinking here?!

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5.0

best

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sharp

 
4.0

Best in class

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As a studio fashion and beauty photographer I wanted a mid range zoom for versatility and speed. With the Canon 5D S ( R ) coming onto the market I wanted the sharpest option. That's exactly what I got with this lens and I couldn't be happier. However I would have liked image stabilization, but according to an unqualified source Canon wouldn't have been able to make as sharp of a lens. Others have complained about the material it's made of and would prefer all metal construction. I don't find myself questioning wether this will last many years of studio photography where I make sure to take the best care of my equipment. Photojournalists however might find it to be too weak.

 
5.0

Series II L Lenses

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I recently went on a shoot with Canon where they were allowing us to use the recently released "L" Series II lenses. While I was very happy with my series I lenses the difference in sharpness was incredible. Since I am planning on upgrading to the new Series 5ds when it is available in June I was sure that I would need to upgrade to the series II lenses. I've now made the transition to the 16-35, 24-70, 100-400 lenses in anticipation of the new 5ds body. These lenses are just INCREDIBLE. Very, very sharp! Not inexpensive, but just like computers "Garbage IN, Garbage OUT".

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens. Very Sharp, ...

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Great lens. Very Sharp, but over priced and no IS. I'm considering going third-party lenses. I cannot imagine the PRICE of the future 24-70 F2.8 L USM "IS" "I" or "II" when it comes out. Make the lenses more affordable so people won't go anywhere else to get them. You are loosing big time on this issue!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First Class Lens, Simply the Best

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My review of the EF 24-70mm F/2.8 II USM. This lens is simply the best standard zoom lens on the market. When you first hold this lens in your hand, you know you are holding a powerful and valuable object of the finest digital imaging technology. The build quality is rigid, solid, and sleek. The lens filter is surprising large compared to most lenses at 82mm diameter. It has a lock switch only at 24mm, AF & MF mode switch, focus ring and focal length ring. Aside from the exterior technical details, the 24-70mm depicts some of the most beautiful, gorgeous and stunning colors that I have ever seen a lens can produce. Some may ask, can this lens really be that good and worth high price tag? Some may ask, can't I just get away with an affordable lens? It certainly depends on your photography goals, but if you want the sharpest, cleanest shots to enhance your skill to the professional grade level, this is the lens. After hemming and hawing for months over whether I should buy this lens or not, I made the leap of faith, and I must honestly say that I don't regret it. In fact, unless I'm using my super telephoto lens, this lens practically is glued to my 7D Mark II now as my all around go to standard zoom lens. The only thing I wish Canon could improve on the quality of the lens hood. It feels too 'plastic'. I really do like the quality of the older lens hoods from years ago with more solid harder plastic material. The saving grace with the new lens hood is that it has nice lock switch. In conclusion, the 24-70mm is a first class lens!

 
5.0

Great Lens!

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This lens is truly exceptional. Some may think this lens is only for the pros but any shooter can benefit from such a fast piece of glass. It is very expensive but well worth the investment.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best lens I have ever used.

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Canons 24-70mm II, is the best lens I have ever used from the Canon line-up of lens. I am purchasing 50mm 1.2, & 85mm 1.2, and 135mm f2, s for my Wedding Photography, but I can't wait to see if these lens stack up to my copy of the new Canon lens?

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Optical Excellence

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Following a long back and forth debate with myself about spending the money for this lens, I decided to take the plunge after reading numerous reviews on the new 24-70mm 2.8L lens. Wow, what a lens; I use this on my Canon 5D Mark II, it's fast, sharp, quiet, versatile....everything you could want in a high quality, professional all purpose lens. This is a great lens for travel, street photography and landscape. Smooth, easy operation with great optics and color capture. I owned a 24-105mm 4.0 L prior and was quite happy with it, but this lens is a definite step up. The only issue is the price, no getting away from that, however, if you can get past cost, this is the Canon lens to own. My problem now is finding enough time to get out to shoot, as it seems I always want to be out behind this lens......

 
4.0

Great Lens

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While not the most exciting lens it does what I need it to do. I only gave it four stars because of lack of I.S. The contrast is wonderful - I believe even better then my 70-200 2.8 IS II. It is also a sharp lens. Cant complain too much.

 
5.0

Good product and quick delivery

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This was brought as a gift and the product was delivered before the estimated date.

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Khanh T  Is this the best lens for portraits?
DAVID W  Not the "best" but great option. If you want a true portrait lens for a 5DIII, 6D, or 1Dx then the 85mm options are better. Or the 100mm options. 70mm is the minimum focal length I'd want to use for head and shoulder portraits. Generally, its an outstanding lens with a usable focal length. If you don't need the F2.8 maximum aperture, the 24-105 F4 L lens is a good choice for a zoom with a portrait focal length.
Khanh T  I think I'm even more confused now with so many other options (also from other responses). I should have mentioned I am using a canon 60d and will be mostly shooting outdoor family portraits. So I need a lens that is wide enough for small to large families as well as good for 1-2 person close ups. I like to have that nice blurry effect in the background but am not sure if I would need to use f/2.8 or if f/4 is good enough. I also have a 50mm f/1.4 but notice if the aperture is too wide, it doesn't have a good enough focus area and distorts the subjects. Thank you!
Khanh T  Is this the best lens for portraits?
DAVID W  Not the "best" but great option. If you want a true portrait lens for a 5DIII, 6D, or 1Dx then the 85mm options are better. Or the 100mm options. 70mm is the minimum focal length I'd want to use for head and shoulder portraits. Generally, its an outstanding lens with a usable focal length. If you don't need the F2.8 maximum aperture, the 24-105 F4 L lens is a good choice for a zoom with a portrait focal length.
Khanh T  I think I'm even more confused now with so many other options (also from other responses). I should have mentioned I am using a canon 60d and will be mostly shooting outdoor family portraits. So I need a lens that is wide enough for small to large families as well as good for 1-2 person close ups. I like to have that nice blurry effect in the background but am not sure if I would need to use f/2.8 or if f/4 is good enough. I also have a 50mm f/1.4 but notice if the aperture is too wide, it doesn't have a good enough focus area and distorts the subjects. Thank you!
Khanh T  Is this the best lens for portraits?
DAVID W  Not the "best" but great option. If you want a true portrait lens for a 5DIII, 6D, or 1Dx then the 85mm options are better. Or the 100mm options. 70mm is the minimum focal length I'd want to use for head and shoulder portraits. Generally, its an outstanding lens with a usable focal length. If you don't need the F2.8 maximum aperture, the 24-105 F4 L lens is a good choice for a zoom with a portrait focal length.
Khanh T  I think I'm even more confused now with so many other options (also from other responses). I should have mentioned I am using a canon 60d and will be mostly shooting outdoor family portraits. So I need a lens that is wide enough for small to large families as well as good for 1-2 person close ups. I like to have that nice blurry effect in the background but am not sure if I would need to use f/2.8 or if f/4 is good enough. I also have a 50mm f/1.4 but notice if the aperture is too wide, it doesn't have a good enough focus area and distorts the subjects. Thank you!
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