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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review
The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens falls in the middle of the “Holy Trinity” of lenses most pros use, especially wedding & event photographers. With a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the nearly 3x zoom range, this lens is quite versatile for low light or shallow depth of field applications. This is the second generation of the 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens for Canon. I was very surprised that Canon did not add Image Stabilization to this lens, especially in light of the 82mm filter thread.
What I Like
- Constant f/2.8 Aperture
- Great Build Quality
- Excellent Image Quality
What I Don’t Like
- 82mm Filters (the first generation used 77mm filters)
- No Image Stabilization
- Lens Hood – I liked the first generation version better with it’s unique reversed zoom. This allowed Canon to make the lens hood extremely efficient at all focal lengths.
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM - $1899.00
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|Focal Length||24 - 70 mm|
|Minimum Focus distance||16 inches|
|Number of Elements||18|
|Number of Groups||13|
|Aperture Blade Design||Rounded|
|Number of Aperture Blades||9|
|Filter Size||82 mm|
|Lens Mount Construction||Metal|
|Distance Scale||Yes - No Hyper Focal Markings|