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Canon EF 24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 L USM Lens

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Canon EF 24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 L USM lens

Canon EF 24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 L USM lens

Canon EF 24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 L USM lens

Canon EF 24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 L USM lens

Canon EF 24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 L USM lens


Canon EF 24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 L USM MTF Chart

Canon EF 24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 L USM MTF Chart

Optical design

Canon EF 24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 L USM optical design

Canon EF 24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 L USM optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 2002

Optical design: 16 elements in 13 groups

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor
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Average price: $1497


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
24mm - 70mmf/2.8f/2280.3877950/33,5123.5/4,9

Additional information:

The Canon EF 24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 L USM  is one of the best all-purpose  fast kit zoom lenses for Canon EOS film and SLR cameras.

This lens succeeded a very popular Canon  EF 28-70 f/2.8L USM, which had been produced since 1993.

Alongside with the EF16 - 35 mm f/2.8L USM and the EF 70 - 200 mm f/2.8L USM, the lens forms the Canon f/2.8L lineup of professional zoom lenses

It is dust and moisture protected.

The optical scheme includes two aspherical elements and one UD glass element, which has a positive effect upon color, contrast and aberration minimization.

Pictures taken with this lens are very bright with saturated colors and good detailing across the frame. There are considerable drops in resolution visible at the corners when shooting at wide angle.

It is already sharp from f/2.8 onward.

All the optical components of the Canon EF 24-70 f 2.8 L USM are made of pure glass and lead-free.

The electromagnetic diaphragm (EMD), a new Canon product, has a virtually circular aperture, which makes out-of-focus blur better.

An updated built-in ring-type ultra-sonic motor (USM) makes focusing fast and silent. Focusing is internal, the rear part elements rotate. Manual focusing can be switched on at any time by turning the focus ring.

The front part of the frame does not rotate during focusing, which enables the use of special attachments, as well as gradient and polarizing filters.

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM has a very convenient range of focal lengths  (from wide-angle to portrait) and is useful for many types and genres of photography, especially for those requiring efficiency. This is a very good lens for travelers. It is ideally fit for video shooting on modern SLR cameras.

The lens has a rather large size and heavy weight (especially with its large hood).

Compatible hood: EW-83F

The lens comes completed with a hood  and a soft case.

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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 20.08.2010

Photos taken with this lens Canon EF 24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 L USM:

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Owner reviews: Canon EF 24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 L USM

Yuriy_G 1.1.2000 00:00:01
Period of use: 1 month


Canon EF 28-70 f/2.8L USM has excellent details, sharpness, good aperture ratio, a very nice picture.


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An excellent zoom lens for almost all occasions, paired with a 70-200/2.8 excellent set of wedding photographer