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

Announced Feb 7, 2012 •
Zoom lens | Canon EF
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Announced Feb 7, 2012
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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.

Quick specs
Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 24–70 mm
Image stab. No
Lens mount Canon EF
Max aperture F2.8
Min aperture F22.0
Min focus 0.38 m (14.96)
Max magnification 0.21×
Weight 805 g (1.77 lb)
Length 113 mm (4.45)

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Our review

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.

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