Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
$1,750
24-70 mm
autofocus 2.9x zoom lens
f/2.8
fixed aperture
  • Canon L Series Professional
  • Canon USM Built in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"This lens is a very versatile utility lens. Very quick focusing and nice sharp pictures at most focal lenths."

"High Quality, fast, superb images. No need to think twice before purchasing."

"I found the lens to be too heavy and everything I shot was out to focus. I sent it back to Canon and the lens was the same when it was returned."

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Canon 6D, Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 1D X.

Canon EOS 6D
73.7 - 28.8°
horizontal angle of view
24-70mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.6x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.6x crop factor) cameras such as the Canon 70D, Canon T5i and Canon T4i.

Canon EOS 70D
50.2 - 18.3°
horizontal angle of view
38.5-112mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM vs other Canon EF (Full-frame) lenses

Fixed aperture Fixed aperture Help
The same aperture at all focal lengths
Min focal length Great wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast
Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use

Cons

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM vs other Canon EF (Full-frame) lenses

Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
70 mm

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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24 mm
Max focal length
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70 mm
Zoom range
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2.9x
Magnification
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1:3.5 (0.3x)

Aperture

Wide minimum
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f/2.8
Wide maximum
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f/22
Tele minimum
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f/2.8
above average above average
Tele maximum
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f/22

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
Focus motor
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Canon USM
above average above average
Image stabilization
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None
below average below average
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Canon EF (Full-frame)
Length
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124 mm
Diameter
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83 mm
Filter size
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77 mm
Weight
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1 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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73.7°
above average above average
Telephoto horizontal
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28.8°
Wide vertical
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53.1°
Telephoto vertical
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19.5°
Wide diagonal
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84.1°
above average above average
Telephoto diagonal
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34.3°

Angle of view (On Canon EF-S APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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52.4°
Telephoto horizontal
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19.1°
Wide vertical
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36.4°
Telephoto vertical
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12.9°
Wide diagonal
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61.2°
Telephoto diagonal
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22.9°

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Guest (0:40 AM, October 03, 2013)
according to lens hero it is!
 
ruel (4:13 AM, October 01, 2013)
hi is this lens compatible to canon 60d?



thanks
 
ron (4:49 PM, April 08, 2013)
I used the 24-70 a couple weeks ago photographing 4 teens pre-prom for a total of 98 in all.All 98 shots came out subperb, I did use a tripod.