Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
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The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is Canon’s workhorse standard zoom for professional photographers. As befits this, it’s one of the finest lenses of its type, with outstanding optics, weatherproof construction and fast, silent focusing. It’s designed for use on full frame SLRs, but is equally at home on smaller sensor models. About the only possible criticism is the lack of image stabilization – Canon users who need this will have to settle for either the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM or Tamron 24-70mm F/1.28 Di VC USD.
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Focal length||24–70 mm|
|Lens mount||Canon EF|
|Min focus||0.38 m (14.96″)|
|Weight||805 g (1.77 lb)|
|Length||113 mm (4.45″)|
The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is a near-flawless lens with optics that come very close to matching a set of top-quality primes. With fast, accurate autofocus and weathersealed construction, it's difficult to find any really serious faults at all.
Good for: Professional and serious enthusiast photographers looking for the best possible optics in an 'everyday' standard zoom lens.
Not so good for: Photographers who shoot a lot at close focus distances.