Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with RF Mount
What type of photography is the Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM is a member of Canon's RF L series of lenses. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
RF L Series Lenses in Canon RF Mount
Reasons to Buy Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Breathing Correction with Supported Cameras
| 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
| Minimum focus distance of 0.21m / 8.3 inch
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| Lens Extends while zooming
Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM is compatible with cameras that have a Canon RF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon RF lenses are Canon R100, Canon R8 and Canon R50.
Canon R100 with the Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM Lens
Canon R8 with the Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM Lens
Canon R50 with the Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM Lens
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM has a maximum diameter of 89mm and total length of 126mm. It weighs 900g / 31.7 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM and Canon RF 28-70mm F2L USM (Canon RF mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM has a filter thread of 82mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM:
Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS 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 RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS 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 RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Canon R8, Canon R6 II and Canon R7.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Lens Breathing Correction Compatibility
The Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM is compatible with Canon cameras that features Breathing Compensation/Correction. This feature adjusts the size of the frame dynamically in-camera during video recording by applying a certain percentage of crop in order to minimize change in framing.
Canon cameras that has the Breathing Compensation/Correction feature are:
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.3x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.21m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.3x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type Canon RF mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 24mm all the way to the 70mm .
Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM's optical formula consists of 21 elements in 15 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
Popular Comparisons of Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM
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