Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with EF Mount
Canon replaced the older Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM with this model. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:
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What type of photography is the Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Canon EF Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM is a member of Canon's EF L series of lenses. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
EF L Series Lenses in Canon EF Mount
Reasons to Buy Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Zoom Lock
| Fast Aperture at Wide end
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f2.8 aperture throughout the range
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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| Lens Extents while zooming
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM is compatible with cameras that have a Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM has a maximum diameter of 89mm and total length of 113mm when not extended. It weighs 805g / 28.4 oz.
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM has a filter thread of 82mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM:
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM has a focal range of 24-70mm and 2.9X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 38.4 - 112mm.
The Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Canon 24-70mm f4L IS USM in Canon EF mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM With Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.21x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.38m.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type Canon12 mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 24mm all the way to the 70mm .
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM's optical formula consists of 18 elements in 13 groups .
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is EW-88C.
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM
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