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

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EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

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The new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM features completely redesigned optics to provide outstanding clarity, image quality and durability. A compact design makes it ideal for carrying on every shoot, and a range of optical enhancements provide improved performance – capturing greater detail across the frame while reducing distortion throughout the entire zoom range, particularly at the maximum 70mm focal length.



With a redesigned optical system that includes two Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) and one Super UD aspheric elements to minimise chromatic aberration and colour blurring, the lens delivers consistently sharp, high-contrast images. Each lens element also features Canon’s optimised Super Spectra coatings to reduce ghosting and flare and ensure excellent colour balance. Additionally, a fluorine coating minimises the amount of dust, dirt and fingerprints that adhere to the front and rear of the lens, helping to maintain superior image quality.



The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM also enables photographers to capture their subjects up close, with a minimum focusing distance of 0.38m at all focal lengths throughout the zoom range. A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) works in combination with a high-performance CPU and advanced AF algorithms to ensure accurate, silent and ultra-responsive autofocus. For those who prefer to maintain full control in every shot, full-time manual focusing allows photographers to precisely tweak or alter the focus of their shot at any time, even when AF is engaged.

Chromatic Aberration Charts

Chromatic aberration at 24mm | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/Canon2470mm28LIICA-24mm_1351595304.jpg">High-Res</a>
Chromatic aberration at 35mm | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/Canon2470mm28LIICA-35mm_1351595306.jpg">High-Res</a>
Chromatic aberration at 70mm | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/Canon2470mm28LIICA-70mm_1351595307.jpg">High-Res</a>

MTF Charts

Resolution at 24mm | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/Canon2470mm28LIIMTF-24mm_1351595309.jpg">High-Res</a>
Resolution at 35mm | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/Canon2470mm28LIIMTF-35mm_1351595311.jpg">High-Res</a>
Resolution at 70mm | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/Canon2470mm28LIIMTF-70mm_1351595313.jpg">High-Res</a>

Photos of Equipment

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/canonhiRes2470mmf28IIfrontjpg_1328611310.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/canon-eos-5d-mkiii-24-70mm-mark2-1_1350569107.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/canon-eos-5d-mkiii-24-70mm-mark2-2_1350569121.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/canon-eos-5d-mkiii-24-70mm-mark2-3_1350569140.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/canon-eos-5d-mkiii-24-70mm-mark2-4_1350569152.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/canon-eos-5d-mkiii-24-70mm-mark2-5_1350569160.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/canon-eos-5d-mkiii-24-70mm-mark2-6_1350569171.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/canon-eos-5d-mkiii-24-70mm-mark2-7_1350569182.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/canon-eos-5d-mkiii-24-70mm-mark2-8_1350569191.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/canon-eos-5d-mkiii-24-70mm-mark2-9_1350569201.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/canon-eos-5d-mkiii-24-70mm-mark2-10_1350569212.jpg">High-Res</a>

Sample Photos

Wide Angle | 1/320 sec | f/6.3 | 24.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/Canon2470mmf28II_199_1351595397.jpg">High-Res</a>
Autofocus is accurate, even at close distances | 1/640 sec | f/6.3 | 70.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/Canon2470mmf28II_200_1351595443.jpg">High-Res</a>
Sharpness in the centre is very good to excellent throughout the zoom range at f/2.8 | 1/80 sec | f/2.8 | 70.0 mm | ISO 320 | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/Canon2470mmf28II_205_1351595554.jpg">High-Res</a>
Falloff of illumination towards the corners isn't eliminated until the lens is stopped down to f/8 at 24mm | 1/100 sec | f/8.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/Canon2470mmf28II_210_1351595590.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/80 sec | f/7.1 | 70.0 mm | ISO 800 | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/Canon2470mmf28II_197_1351595342.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/640 sec | f/2.8 | 70.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/Canon2470mmf28II_201_1351595472.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/60 sec | f/4.0 | 70.0 mm | ISO 1000 | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/Canon2470mmf28II_204_1351595518.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/60 sec | f/5.6 | 70.0 mm | ISO 640 | <a target="_blank" href="http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-2470mm-f28L-II-USM-4014/highres/Canon2470mmf28II_211_1351595626.jpg">High-Res</a>

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