Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L II USM


Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L II USM


Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L II USM
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2012.
The lens belongs to the category  normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 24-70 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 24 mm or at 70 mm the aperture value can be f/2,8.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.
Read more about the aperture and lens brightness
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 82 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "EW-88C".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced several earlier versions and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Canon EF 28-70mm f/2,8 L USM (1993)
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L USM  (2002)
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L II USM  (2012) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L II USM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L II USM
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
The lens is the latest among several editions
Heavy (805 gr)
The price
 
Specification
Product Name:Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L II USM  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2012
Manufacturer:Canon
Type of lens: Normal Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Range: 24-70 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  24-70 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  31-91 mmon Canon APS-H
  38-112 mmon Canon APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 18 elements / 13 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:38 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 82 mm
Lens Hood:
EW-88C(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length):89 x 113 mm
Vikt:805 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)2029 USD
 
 
Product Page (Canon):
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Text from Canon:"Meeting the ever-increasing demands on image quality that digital photography brings, the redesigned EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is the latest update to the acclaimed L-Series of EF optics, re-establishing a new standard for superb optics, high-end durable construction and performance in professional zoom lenses. A standard focal length zoom lens, it features a large aperture throughout its focal length. Featuring the latest advances in optical lens design, it utilizes 1 Super UD lens element and 2 UD lens elements that help minimize chromatic aberration in the periphery at wide-angle as well as reduced color blurring around the edges of the subject. In addition, 2 types of aspherical lenses are combined to help reduce spherical aberration over the entire image area as well as through the full zoom range. Optimized lens coatings also help ensure exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting. The lens is also equipped with a circular 9-blade diaphragm for beautiful, soft backgrounds. A ring-type USM and high-speed CPU with optimized AF algorithms enable silent and fast autofocusing. Built for the rigors of professional use as well as to meet the increased number of shots available with digital photography, it´s constructed with improved dust sealing and water resistance while fluorine coatings on the front and rear lens surfaces help reduce soiling, smears and fingerprints. A zoom lock lever locks the zoom position at the wide end for safe transporting while attached to an EOS DSLR camera over the shoulder."
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
cpn.canon-europe.com
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/technical/ascough_on_the_ef24_70mm_f_2_8l_ii_usm.do
 
cpn.canon-europe.com
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/technical/ziv_koren_on_the_ef24_70mm_f_2_8l_ii_usm.do
 
kenrockwell.com
http://kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/24-70mm-ii.htm
 
samigrahn.se
http://www.samigrahn.se/2012/11/canon_ef_24-70_eller_24-70_ii/
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-24-70mm-f-2.8-L-II-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L II USM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L II USM
Different versions of this lens
1993 Canon EF 28-70mm f/2,8 L USM
2002 Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L USM
2012 Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L II USM

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