Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
The redesigned Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens is the latest update to the High End L-Series of EF lenses and their superb optics, high-end durable construction and performance. This lens is a standard focal length zoom lens and features a large f/2.8 aperture throughout its focal length. It Features the latest improvements in optical lens design utilizing 1 Super UD lens element and 2 UD lens elements to minimize chromatic aberration in the periphery at its widest, as well as reduced color blurring around the edges of the image. In addition, 2 varieties of aspherical lenses work together to help reduce spherical aberration over the entire image area as well as through the full zoom range.
Optimized lens coatings also help produce exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting. The lens is equipped with a circular 9-blade diaphragm for beautiful, diffuse backgrounds. A ring-type USM and high-speed CPU with optimized AF algorithms enable swift and quiet auto focusing. It is constructed with improved dust sealing and water resistance, while fluorine coatings on the front and rear lens surfaces help reduce smudges. A zoom lock lever holds the zoom position at the wide end for transit while attached to a camera over the shoulder.
Specification Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8 L II USM Lens
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 24-70mm, 1:2.8
Lens Construction 18 elements in 13 groups
Diagonal Angle of View 84° – 34°
Focus Adjustment Inner-focusing with USM
Closest Focusing Distance 0.38m/1.25 ft.
Zoom System Rotating Type
Filter Size 82mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 3.5 x 4.4 in., 28.4 oz. / 88.5 x 113mm, 805g
Why Buy the Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8 L II USM Lens?
Reviews of Canon Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8 L II USM Lens*
Super sharp lens if used properly This has become my most used lens. Great for portraits, great for landscaping, even took it to the zoo and shot some fantastic photos. Crops at 100 percent look great with this lens. This lens is about as heavy as the 24-105 but much sharper. Outstanding in low light and razor sharp. The great thing about this lens, when traveling my backpack weighs a lot less. The only down side to this lens is the price. Price along will keep it out of reach of many folks. Don’t forget, a great camera like the Canon 5D Mark III, requires good glass if you want your photographs to stand apart from the average photo. If you want to take snapshots, use your phone. If you want to take outstanding photographs that will be praised, save your money and get this lens. (Apr 2015)
Sample Photo courtesy of Canon US