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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM AutoFocus Wide Angle Telephoto Zoom Lens with Case & Hood - USA

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About Canon

Incorporates many advanced and exclusive Canon Lens Technologies to provide improved performance, including the use of two different types of Aspherical lens elements, and a totally new UD (Ultra-Low Dispersion) glass element for obtaining sharper image quality. Canon's original ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) makes autofocusing fast, accurate and silent, down to a reduced minimum focusing distance of just 15 inches. The Lens is now sealed against dust and moisture

Canon Specifications

Construction
13 groups /16 elements
Angle of view
74° - 29°
F stop range
2.8-22
Closest Focusing Distance
0..38m / 1.25 ft.
Filter Size
77mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
4.9" x 3.3" / 123.5 x 83.2mm
Weight
2.1 lbs./ 950g
Notes
Front Focusing method, UD (Ultra Low Dispersion) Glass,
Mfr #
8014A002
SKU
CA2470AFU

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4.5

(based on 334 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (238)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best lens i have had!

I got rid of my kit lens 1-4 months ago and waited to write this review I got my Canon T2I 3 months ago and am loving DSLR photography,but this is not why i am writing this review I have since sold my kit lens i got with my T2I and got rid of it already All i can say is WOW! No wonder why pros use L glass,it is real nice glass and can't go wrong with it It might suppourt the autofocus on my T2I,but don't bother using it at all,it has ruined pictures in the past on me and had to do a LOT of po

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I got rid of my kit lens 1-4 months ago and waited to write this review I got my Canon T2I 3 months ago and am loving DSLR photography,but this is not why i am writing this review I have since sold my kit lens i got with my T2I and got rid of it already All i can say is WOW! No wonder why pros use L glass,it is real nice glass and can't go wrong with it It might suppourt the autofocus on my T2I,but don't bother using it at all,it has ruined pictures in the past on me and had to do a LOT of post processing to fix I have noticed a difference with a ultra wide lens,no doubt! Simply put,if you have a couple grand to dump on lenses,get this! Another pro tip: Most work on a DSLR lens is with the lens so the photos look like i took them with a higher end DSLR,some is with the body,so get a nice body too

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too heavy and bulky

I have owned two of these lenses for the past eight years starting with the D10, and D20. I had nothing but bad results with the lens. Out of focus and down-right unusable images. Sold the first 24mm-70 and purchased a D30 with the 17mm-35mm 2.8 IS lens. The 17-35 is awesome and I am still using it. Purchased another 27mm-70mm 2.8 and still having the same trouble I was having with the first 24mm-70 2.8 lens. The lens is too big and too heavy to hold firm. I am not a small person or a weak pe...

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I have owned two of these lenses for the past eight years starting with the D10, and D20. I had nothing but bad results with the lens. Out of focus and down-right unusable images. Sold the first 24mm-70 and purchased a D30 with the 17mm-35mm 2.8 IS lens. The 17-35 is awesome and I am still using it. Purchased another 27mm-70mm 2.8 and still having the same trouble I was having with the first 24mm-70 2.8 lens. The lens is too big and too heavy to hold firm. I am not a small person or a weak person and I find it hard to hold that blukly lens to get a sharp image. The lens is too big, too heavy and too bulky.

Reviewed by 334 customers

 
4.0

great old lens

By

I use this for personal use this is great for portrait photography Cons F 2.8 is great and the focal length is great as well, great image quality Pros Heavy

 
4.0

Versatile Lens!

By

I bought this lens refurbished and it was in top condition. I use it for video and it is highly functional and versatile. Great in low light and for interviews.

 
5.0

Love this lens - great condition

By

I use it for theater and low-light photography and when I want good bokeh. Good clarity. Great lens to have on all the time. I haven't done many portraits, but I think I'll do more now. Used lens is in fantastic condition and includes all parts.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good but not great

By

This is a good lens and it serves its purpose but it could be a great lens. It desperately needs IS. The corners are not very sharp and noticable vignetting at 24mm, especially on a FF, like teh 5D3. It is really sharp at 70mm. Nothing so bad that it cannot be corrected on PP, but out of all my Canon lenses and time using Canon products, this lens is not one of my favorites, It gets used but not as much as my 24-105 f4 IS.

 
5.0

A Great Everyday Lens

By

This lens has replaced 3 lenses in my bag. It is simply a great, all-purpose lens. Build quality is tops, photo results over the entire aperture range are excellent and the lens just does such a great job (as to be expected from a "L"). If your dollars are important, choose this lens over the Version II and save yourself $800. Just keep in mind the lens is not a lightweight.

 
5.0

A few bumps but GREAT results

By

This is the 1st version of the 24-70 "L" f2.8. I have been using it for a week and am thrilled with the quality and performance - particularly knowing the Version II is roughly $1200 more than what I paid for this used Version I. The lens is very clean with virtually no wear visible. Optics are clean. Pictures are great - sharp with good contrast. The only bumps that my headline refers to were minimal considering the final result. Adorama is intent on satisfying their customers.

 
5.0

Great condition!

By

This lens is all I was hoping it would be. I was nervous about buying used, but the lens was in near perfect condition. This is my first L series lens that I've purchased so I was surprised by the weight of it. That took a little getting used to, but was not insurmountable. The picture quality is amazing with this lens. So far, I have mainly used this as a walk around lens and for some portraits. It is very sharp and has great color. I will have to experiment more to find out what else I can do with it.

 
4.0

Great lens

By

Lens box arrived a bit banged up during shipping but it was well wrapped with bubble wrap to protect it from bumps. The lens works great and seems to be the quality it was rated. The lens hood has a few marks on it but otherwise in great shape.

 
5.0

Canon 24-70 "Perfect"

By

Great product, I love it. Superb quality

 
4.0

3rd Used Pro Canon Product

By

The is the lens I've needed to bridge the other Canon "L" lenses I use. This is the 3rd Canon Pro product I've purchased used from Adorama and like the previous 2 (EOS 1Ds MkII and an EF70-200 f/2.8L IS USM) it came exactly as advertised. The only issue was the omission of the Canon lens pouch that was advertised as one of the accessories.

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Frank M  Has this lens changed much in the last few years? Are there any changes in the elements or coatings etc? I have a 4 year old version of this lens and just bought a brand new one for my wife, I want to know if there are any changes I may notice. Thanks, Frank
STEPHEN N  Frank, I purchased mine a little over a year ago. Fantastic lens - worth every penny! Extremely good for portraits, fast lens, quick focus & razor sharp. Yes, it's quite heavy --- but it's a beauty. Stephen
Frank M  Thanks Stephen. I have one of these and absolutely love it. I take mainly landscapes and some flowers and macro and I am very happy with it. It's heavy for it's size but nothing compared to the 70-200 I have, it's a beast! I was wondering if the one I just ordered yesterday is improved over the one I got 4+ years ago or if its virtually the same lens. Thanks, Frank
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CHERYL C  This is an excellent choice for low light work such as weddings.
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