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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM 35mm Zoom

4.75/5 (51 Reviews)


  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length24mm - 70mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/2.8
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    MountCanon EF
    Closest Focusing Distance15 in
    Picture Angle29 - 74 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size77 mm
    Groups / Elements16 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diameter3.3 in
    Length4.9 in
    Weight33.6 oz
    MPN8014A003
    Product ID25705282

Product Description

Extended coverage to an ultra-wide angle 24mm makes it ideal for digital as well as film shooters, and the optics are even better than before with two Aspherical elements and a totally new UD glass element. It''s now sealed and gasketed against dust and moisture, and a new processing unit makes the AF faster than ever.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sy1234 a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2011

Strengths:    Strong construction. F2.8. Bokeh. IQ. Sharpness

Weaknesses:    Some focus inconsistency.

Bottom Line:   
I love this lens especially with 5D MkII. Sharp from f2.8 and gets a bit sharper when stopped down. It has great bokeh and IQ is outstanding. I love shooting in a low light with f2.8. Built very well and zoom ring is tight (for now). Heavy but not like EF70-200 f2.8. Actually the weight helps me to hold this lens steadier. One thing bothers me is that focus inconsistency on 24mm side. Sometimes I have to zoom in to 70mm to make sure if it focused right. That's pretty annoying. Over all, though, it's great lens. It's pricey but considering collecting all the L primes lenses of this zoom range. It's well worth it.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Adorama

Similar Products Used:   Sigma 24-60mm DG. Canon EF 28-135mm IS



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by schizoo23 a Expert

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2010

Strengths:    focal range, colors, built quality, AF

Weaknesses:    weight, sharpness

Bottom Line:   
Nice zoom.
The global rendering is what you can expect from a L zoom, the focal range is perfectly adapted for any situation except maybe sport BUT:
-No IS for a 2.8 aperture, that would be a plus for wedding pictures and low light situations
-Not that sharp on full frame. Any prime beats it. Of course they are primes but at this price I would expect a bit more sharpness, especially at 5.6 or 8.
-Heavy as hell; try to carry this long and heavy zoom all day long on a 5D or 1D and you'll break your neck and back, that's the principal reason to resell it.

All in all, if you have pro contracts and a FF camera, then you MUST have it because of colors rendering and focal range but if you are just someone that like to shoot and take your time to do it, then forget it and take a few good primes.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   webforum

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by UsaFromAbove a Professional

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Excellent Lens!

The 28-70 I mostly use it for real estate photography on a 5D. I also use it for aerial pictures although it is a bit heavy for it.

For interior shots it is not the best, I use my 17-40.

Image quality is also good. It is a little bit bulky though.

I mainly use it for real estate photography and wedding photography. www.usafromabove.com If you want to see samples.

Look for the interior pictures.

I would recommend it.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eregis a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2008

Strengths:    Fast focusing with crisp pictures
Great for Street photography
Nice chunky build
Wide angle at 24mm
May replace that 50mm prime (or you will definitely not bother with the 50mm f1.2 L)


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This is becoming my lens of choice. The absence of image stabilisation was at first a concern but at f2.8, you won't need it. Quite, fast, excellent to work with and the 24mm wide angle is surprisingly wide.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Hong Kong

Similar Products Used:   EF 70-200 f2.8 IS USM L
EF 50mm f1.4
Sigma 20mm


Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by In_His_Image a Professional

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2007

Strengths:    VERY FAST!
Quiet
Sharp crisp pictures
Has over twenty lens accessories
wide angle
perfect lens for the pro!


Weaknesses:    If there is, I haven't found any!

Bottom Line:   
Only one of the best lenses I've ever used! Just another example of why Canon is the best line of photographic equiptment on the market. This lens is very fast and of course with the Ultrasonic Motor, very quiet also. The pictures are always VERY sharp and the saturations are perfect! Alot of improvement over the 28-70L series lens. A little wider of an angle for the DSLR's with a 1.6x magnification and this lens is sealed better against dust.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $1295.00

Purchased At:   Cord Camera

Similar Products Used:   28-70 2.8 L
28-135 IS
70-200mm 2.8 L
180mm 3.5 L macro


Type of photography:   People



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