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
Diaphragm Blades Information The amount of blades used to create the aperture
L113 x Dia.88.5mm
Eligible for International Delivery
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
Focal Length Information The distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Elements Information Amount of glass pieces that make up the lens
Lens Groups Information Amount of compounds that make up the lens
Lens Mount Information Type of camera fitting
Canon EF
Maximum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
Minimum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
Minimum Focus Distance Information The closest you can get to your subject without losing focus
38cm (1.25')
Model name / number
Sensor Format
Full frame, Canon APS-C
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


  • Click & collect

    Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops Thursday from 2pm
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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    Named or Saturday UK delivery
    Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
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  • International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 5 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 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 The perfect lens... Before I finally decided to stump up the cash for this lens I was using the 24-105mm f4 L lens which I adored, or at least I thought I did, until I bought this! It's pin sharp at all apertures and focal lengths, you can shoot all day at f2.8 and know that you'll get fantastic image quality and the bokeh is outstanding. I LOVE this lens. It's a shame that it has to be quite so expensive though! 28 May 2014
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