|EF||Autofocus lens designed both for Canon full frame and APS-C SLR cameras.|
|L||Professional lens with high quality optics and robust build. Meets the highest standards and provides excellent performance and flawless image quality unachievable with traditional optical technologies.|
|II||Second version of the lens.|
|USM||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|Position in the lineup|
|Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM||Sep 2012||⊗|
|Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L USM||Nov 2002||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||84°-34.3° (35mm full frame)
70.7°-27.3° (Canon APS-H)
59.1°-22° (Canon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||18 elements in 13 groups, including 3 ASPH, 1 Super UD, 2 UD|
|Closest focusing distance:||38 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||9|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Canon EF)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø89 x 113 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Weather sealing:||Dust-proof and water-resistant housing|
|Fluorine coating:||Front and rear elements|
|Filter size:||82 mm|
The lens barrel is heavy, dust-proof and water-resistant, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features a zoom lock lever to keep the zoom ring fixed at the shortest focal length of 24 mm. This function is convenient for carrying a camera with the lens on a strap because it prevents the lens from extending.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode with Full-Time Manual Focus.|
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 82 mm which are easy to find. However, filters of such size are more expensive and mainly used with professional lenses.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
1 Super UD
Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA) minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
Low dispersion elements (AD, ED, LD, HLD, SD, UD etc) and fluorite elements minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
|Camera||Canon EOS 5D mark II||Canon EOS 1Ds mark III|
|Sensor size||36×24 mm||36×24 mm|
|Distortion at 24 mm||-2.83 %||-3.85 %|
|Distortion at 70 mm||+1.26 %||+0.95 %|
|Vignetting at 24 mm F/2.8||-1.84 EV||-2.9 EV|
|Vignetting at 70 mm F/2.8||-1.29 EV||-1.87 EV|
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 1 MB|
|User Manual. Русский, Adobe PDF, 1 008 KB|
|Prime lenses for Canon EOS DSLR cameras|
Alternatives (AF, 21-79 mm)
|Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L USM||2002||⊗|
|Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 EX DG IF HSM||2008||⊗|
|Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro||2004||⊗|
|Tamron SP AF 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A007||2012||⊗|
|Tokina AT-X Pro AF SD 24-70mm F/2.8 (IF) FX||2015||⊗|