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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM II : Specifications and Opinions

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

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

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

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM II is a standard lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2012. The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1993 €; 135 users have given it an average vote of 9.6 out of 10.

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This lens is available with the following mounts:

Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Canon EF.

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 Focal lenght   24-70 mm
 Angle of view   84.1 - 34.4°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/2.8
 Aperture blades   8
 Lenses/Groups   16 elements in 13 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.38 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.29x

 Zoom type   Ring, external
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM)
 Internal AF   No
 Full Time MF   Yes

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   82 mm
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   Yes
 Weight   805 g
 Dimensions   88 x 113 mm
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sent on August 04, 2015

Pros: very sharp even wide open on all focal lengths, high contrasts, solid construction, reliable and fast AF

Cons: expensive, heavy, large 82mm filter thread, vignetting at 24mm (can be easily corrected in postprocessing). Compared to the old design of its predecessor the short lens hood can't provide much protection.

Opinion: The sharpest standard zoom for full frame. Brilliant colors and contrast. Expensive and heavy but the produced images are outstanding. AF hit rate is nearly 100%, fast and reliable. Compared to the old design of its predecessor (with its 'inverse' zooming) the short lens hood can't provide much protection. The 82mm filter thread may introduce additional costs for new larger filters.

sent on February 13, 2013

Pros: very sharp at all settings, great contrast, accurate AF

Cons: filter size, price

Opinion: I lost most of my interest in primes after getting this lens. In fact I will sell my 50mm f/1.4 after getting the zoom. The zoom is really sharp with great contrast and good rendering. My friend has seen the onion ring bokeh from out-of-focus metallic objects, but I have not encountered this yet. I wanted to buy cheaper lenses but in the long run I decided this was still cheaper, lighter, and more convenient than a few primes. AF is fast and accurate, build is solid, and I like the size of the lens hood... it isn't too obnoxious like the one with the 17-40L. It fits in my bags without having to remove it. This is subjective, but I also like how it feels in my hands. The rings are well-placed and easy to locate by feel. It balances nicely on a 5D3. The downside for me is the filters. I hoped to avoid buying more and carrying more than one set, but in the end I think this lens is worth it.

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sent on March 14, 2019

Pros: Flare, sharpness, MAF

Cons: Front lens hike

Opinion: I have several L-series lenses, I love them with their strengths and their flaws... This, among all, is not my favorite, it returns images too sharp, all too harsh. The flare is almost non-existent. I would say the only drawback, is the frontal hike. I don't always shoot with tripods, so I don't feel the lack of stabilizer

sent on December 16, 2018

Pros: Work objective without compromise

Cons: None for professional use, for amateur Use Council fixed focal objectives

Opinion: For weddings and events This lens is the best there is in circulation, it is crisp, AF Lightning and gorgeous chromatic rendition. Also fairly light and compact to be an f2.8. It is a "serious" and expensive lens, so for amateur use does not offer much satisfaction, primarily the cost is very challenging (but it is worth them all) so not affordable for everyone, is not stabilized and is only f2.8. For this I think that in the amateur with the fixed there is more fun given the costs more content, more brightness or stabilization, for more "artistic" shots that can be performed calmly, unlike the 24-70 2.8 thought to work in "hurry", Who can not stand too much thinking but must bring the excellent shot at home, because it will be handsomely rewarded.

sent on December 06, 2018

Pros: sharpness, accuracy, colors, general yield

Cons: is not stabilised

Opinion: A rock, it gives absolute certainty, it does not mistake a blow. Sure at f2.8 it won't be a dream lens from the magic blurry, though at 70mm it's not bad, but when you need the certainty of bringing home work there are not many alternatives to this superlative quality level. Use it during short trips when I bring a single lens and when the lack of the stabilizer makes it important to use the flash. For targeted outputs I still prefer to stare brighter. No possible comparison with the various "universal" F4. Probably the best 24-70 in circulation. Rated 10 despite being without is.

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