Canon 24-70mm f2.8L USM is an Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Canon EF mount cameras.
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L USM was replaced with Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM. Follow the link to read our comparison of these lenses: Compare Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM vs Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM
Lenses in Canon EF Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L USM is compatible with cameras that have Canon EF
lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras with Canon EF lens mount are Canon 1D X III
, Canon 6D MII
and Canon 5D MIV
Max sensor coverage of Canon 24-70mm f2.8L USM is 35mm FF
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L 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.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L 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).
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L USM is available in Black color.
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L 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.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L USM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.29x
and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.38m
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L 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 USM's optical formula consists of 16 elements in 13 groups.