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Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L Mk II USM Lens

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Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L Mk II USM Lens 

The all-purpose Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM Lens is a pro-spec, fast aperture zoom lens that's suitable for all areas of photography. The Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM lens features a new, redesigned optical system that includes two ultra-low dispersion (UD) and super UD aspheric elements to minimise colour aberration and ensure exceptional sharpness, even at the maximum 70mm focal length. Each lens element also features Canon’s optimised Super Spectra coatings to reduce ghosting and flare and ensure excellent colour balance. The lens features a compact and tough L series construction to protect the lens from knocks and bumps as well as against dust and moisture. The fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 and USM (Ultrasonic Motor) allows for fast, low light shooting and near-silent focusing with full-time manual override. The Canon EF 24-70mm lens provides the out of focus areas with an attractive blur thanks to its rounded 9 blade diaphragm.
Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM Lens
  • Next-generation optical design, featuring ultra-low dispersion (UD) and super UD elements for exceptional sharpness.
  • Fast f/2.8 maximum aperture for low-light shooting and control over depth of field.
  • Aspherical lens elements combat chromatic aberration.
  • L-series build quality; sealed against dust and moisture.
  • Tough construction protects against knocks and bumps.
  • Fluorine coated front and rear elements for easy cleaning.
  • Ultrasonic AF for fast, near-silent focusing with full-time manual override.
  • Minimum focus distance of 0.38m.
  • Nine-bladed circular aperture diaphragm for smooth natural bokeh.

  • The original EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens was introduced in November 2002 to replace the EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM.
  • The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM is a very popular lens noted for its versatility and image quality.
  • With the progression of the digital camera age, Canon has listened to users’ demands for a version of this lens that offers higher image quality and a reduction of performance loss resulting from long-term use in harsh environments.
  • As a response, Canon has developed and released the EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, offering extremely high image quality.
In Comparison: Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM vs Canon 24-70mm f2.8L USM
Model Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM Canon 24-70mm f2.8L USM
Date introduced Feb 2012 Nov 2002
Weather sealing Yes Yes
Aspherical element* 3 2
Ultra low dispersion element (UD )** 1x super UD & 2 x UD 1x UD
Circular aperture 9 blades 8 blades
Min. focusing distance 0.38m 0.38m
Fluorine coating*** Yes No
Image Stabiliser No No
Filter diameter 82mm 77mm
Full Time Manual Focus Yes Yes
Zoom ring lock Yes No
Length 113mm 123.5mm
Weight Aprox 805g Aprox 950g

Technical Section
  • The main advantages of the new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM are:
  • Higher contrast and definition
  • Reduced chromatic aberration
  • Improved bokeh
Zoom or Prime Zoom
Focal length - wide (mm) 24
Focal length - tele (mm) 70
Max aperture - wide 2.8
Max aperture - tele 2.8
Autofocus motor USM
Lens mount Canon EF
Sensor format Full Frame
Filter thread (mm) 82
Hood model EW-88C
Minimum focus distance 0.38m
Weight (g) 805
Size 88.5 x 113mm
Colour Black
Minimum aperture 22
Lens elements 18
Lens groups 13
Aperture blades 9
MF switch Yes


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Brand Canon
Code CAN2470II
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