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

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

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Gold Award
87%
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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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