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

Announced Feb 7, 2012 •
Zoom lens | Canon EF | 5175B002
dpreview conclusion

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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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM review
By: Jon Tarrant, What Digital Camera (Nov 8, 2012)

Technical testing revealed slight colour fringing at the shortest focal lengths, which was a disappointment, but in all other respects the results were outstanding. Resolution peaked above 0.4 cycles-per-pixel and the MTF curves never once fell below the critical 0.25 cycles-per-pixel threshold.

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