Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Telephoto Lens

Product information

A professional-quality standard zoom that offers exceptional image quality and a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout its zoom range. The perfect companion to any full-frame EOS camera.

Key benefits:

  • The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM delivers superb image quality throughout its zoom range, thanks to aspherical lens elements and ultra-low dispersion (UD) and super UD glass. Redesigned optics ensure sharpness is maximised across the frame.
  • A fast f/2.8 maximum aperture is maintained throughout the zoom range, enabling hand-held low-light shooting in a variety of situations.
  • Weather sealing protects against dust and moisture, while a fluorine-coated front and rear elements are easy to clean.
  • A ring-type ultrasonic AF motor achieves focus quickly, quietly and accurately. Full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without changing focus modes.
  • 0.38m closest-focus distance adds to the versatility of this lens, providing a maximum magnification of 0.21x.
  • A nine-bladed circular aperture provides superb bokeh, ideal for portraiture.
  • Includes a lens cap, bayonet hood and soft case.
  • For use with EF mount Canon DSLR cameras
Autofocus Motor Information Built-In autofocus engine to supplement your camera
Yes- USM
Brand
Canon
Diaphragm Blades Information The amount of blades used to create the aperture
9
Dimensions
L113 x Dia.88.5mm
Eligible for International Delivery
NO
Equivalent Focal Length Information Focal length when viewed through cameras with a cropped sensor
38.4-112mm (APS-C 1.6x crop factor)
Filter Thread (mm) Information Section inside the front that allows accessories like filters and hoods to be attached
82mm
Focal Length Information The distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
24-70mm
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
No
Lens Elements Information Amount of glass pieces that make up the lens
18
Lens Groups Information Amount of compounds that make up the lens
13
Lens Mount Information Type of camera fitting
Canon EF
Magnification
0.21x
Maximum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
f/22
Minimum Focus Distance Information The closest you can get to your subject without losing focus
38cm (1.25')
Model name / number
5175B005AA
Sensor Format
Full frame, Canon APS-C
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
805g

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Q & As

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 97 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Lens! I bought this lens about 8 months ago and it's been hard to take it off my camera ever since. Previously, my go-to lens was the 70-200mm 2.8 IS L series but I wanted something wider that would give me equal image quality and the 24-70 has not disappointed me yet. 25 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simply one of the finest standard zooms available The build quality of this lens is apparent from the moment you set hands on it. The manual zoom function is solid, smooth, and consistent though it's auto focus ability is what I find truly exceptional. It's very fast, almost punchy and superbly accurate. I'm not overly familiar with other lenses of this same breed but I can see the picture quality is outstanding. The absence of any chromatic aberration with this lens is one of the easiest ways to comprehend it's capabilities. The 24-70mm focal range of this lens is ideal but coming from a 1.6 crop camera I was saddened to realize how much zoom I had actually lost. (live and you learn, right) 03 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pro Lens This lens is super sharp, fast and colours are beautiful. Very good in low light. Very nice bokeh. Extremely well made but a bit heavy although you get used to it and it's a small price to pay for the superb quality of images it gives. I use it on a 5d Mk2 and Mk3. Results are fabulous and can be sublime. Have shot a few weddings and models on photo shoots in the 2 years I've had it. It has paid for itself many times over not just in cost but quality of images. 23 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super lens A super lens at a very competitive price. I couldn't wait to use it but was totally amazed by the speed that my order was processed. Ordered in the afternoon, available to collect in my local Waitrose the next morning - that's what I call service. 15 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Series II L Lenses I recently went on a shoot with Canon where they were allowing us to use the recently released "L" Series II lenses. While I was very happy with my series I lenses the difference in sharpness was incredible. Since I am planning on upgrading to the new Series 5ds when it is available in June I was sure that I would need to upgrade to the series II lenses. I've now made the transition to the 16-35, 24-70, 100-400 lenses in anticipation of the new 5ds body. These lenses are just INCREDIBLE. Very, very sharp! Not inexpensive, but just like computers "Garbage IN, Garbage OUT". 21 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great lens. Very Sharp, but over priced and no IS. I'm considering going third-party lenses. I cannot imagine the PRICE of the future 24-70 F2.8 L USM "IS" "I" or "II" when it comes out. Make the lenses more affordable so people won't go anywhere else to get them. You are loosing big time on this issue! 27 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by First Class Lens, Simply the Best My review of the EF 24-70mm F/2.8 II USM. This lens is simply the best standard zoom lens on the market. When you first hold this lens in your hand, you know you are holding a powerful and valuable object of the finest digital imaging technology. The build quality is rigid, solid, and sleek. The lens filter is surprising large compared to most lenses at 82mm diameter. It has a lock switch only at 24mm, AF & MF mode switch, focus ring and focal length ring. Aside from the exterior technical details, the 24-70mm depicts some of the most beautiful, gorgeous and stunning colors that I have ever seen a lens can produce. Some may ask, can this lens really be that good and worth high price tag? Some may ask, can't I just get away with an affordable lens? It certainly depends on your photography goals, but if you want the sharpest, cleanest shots to enhance your skill to the professional grade level, this is the lens. After hemming and hawing for months over whether I should buy this lens or not, I made the leap of faith, and I must honestly say that I don't regret it. In fact, unless I'm using my super telephoto lens, this lens practically is glued to my 7D Mark II now as my all around go to standard zoom lens. The only thing I wish Canon could improve on the quality of the lens hood. It feels too 'plastic'. I really do like the quality of the older lens hoods from years ago with more solid harder plastic material. The saving grace with the new lens hood is that it has nice lock switch. In conclusion, the 24-70mm is a first class lens! 21 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Lens! This lens is truly exceptional. Some may think this lens is only for the pros but any shooter can benefit from such a fast piece of glass. It is very expensive but well worth the investment. 20 February 2015
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