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Canon EF 24-70MM F 2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens - 8014A002

Abt Model: 8014A002 | UPC Code: 013803020090
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24-70MM Focal Length/ 16 Elements In 13 Groups/ Front-Focusing Method/ Rotating Type Zoom System/ 77MM Filter Size/ Black Finish
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Canon EF 24-70MM F 2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens - 8014A002

This new lens does what many pros thought couldn't be done - replace the previous L-series 28-70 f/2.8 lens with something even better. Extended coverage to an ultra-wide-angle 24mm makes it ideal for digital as well as film shooters, and the optics are even better than before with two Aspherical elements and a totally new UD glass element. It's now sealed and gasketed against dust and moisture, and a new processing unit makes the AF faster than ever.

Features:

  • Focal Length: 24-70mm
  • Maximum Aperture: 1:2.8
  • Lens construction is made up of 16 elements in 13 groups
  • Focus Adjustment: Front-focusing method
  • Rotating type zoom system
  • 77mm filter size

Package Content:

  • EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens
  • Lens Case LP1219
  • Lens Hood EW-83F
  • Exclusive Instruction Book
  • One Year Limited Warranty Card

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 24-70mm 1:2.8
  • Lens Construction: 16 elements in 13 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 84° - 34°
  • Focus Adjustment: Front-focusing method
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.38m/1.25 ft.
  • Zoom System: Rotating Type
  • Filter Size: 77mm

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 3.3"
  • Length: 4.9"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 2.1 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs
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Canon EF 24-70MM F 2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens
 
4.3

(based on 73 reviews)

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    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (4)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Superior build quality (44)
  • Fast auto-focus (36)
  • Super-sharp images (34)
  • Sharp (4)
  • Good in low light (3)

Cons

  • Semi-sharp images (9)
  • Heavy (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • No IS (5)
  • Weight (3)

Best Uses

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      • No (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    You'll Fall In Love

    Almost every serious Canon enthusiast goes through the 24-70 f/2.8L vs. 24-105 f/4L IS debate before buying. As a freelance photographer, the 24-70 gives my clients the best...Read complete review

    Almost every serious Canon enthusiast goes through the 24-70 f/2.8L vs. 24-105 f/4L IS debate before buying. As a freelance photographer, the 24-70 gives my clients the best possible images in dynamic situations, and gives me artistic satisfaction, along with a significant competitive advantage. Even though I use this lens on a 7D and not a full-frame camera, the range is walk-around perfect for me. I use the 24-70 (38-112 on the 7D,) for candid client photos, events and certain landscapes; situations where a 'normal' zoom really excels. The zoom mechanism is fast and moves like silk, and the USM is virtually silent: attributes I really appreciate. The color and contrast that this lens produces are nothing short of stunning. The first time you see the results, you'll be floored by the look: I even find myself sacrificing the wide angle of my 17-40 for landscapes when possible (it's that nice.) My copy came very sharp out of the box, the sharpest zoom I own. It's well known that some of these lenses ship with factory settings that are a bit off, causing their owners call it soft. If your camera body doesn't have focus micro-adjustment, return your lens for a new one: the 24-70 is definately NOT SOFT. One thing you don't hear a lot of people say about the 24-70, is that it has fantastic macro capability--they may just not know. Make sure you try it out! All things small look amazing through this glass. Speaking of glass, a beautifully engineered zoom like this requires a bunch of elements to make its magic, so this lens isn't exactly lightweight. But that kind of heavy--the weight of quality--seems natural. If you're a more casual photographer, your vacation shots will be better than good with the 24-105. Hey, it's a great lens, and your neck and wrist will thank you. The 24-105's 3-stop IS will help steady your shots in almost every situation, except in low light with moving subjects. Still, the only way I'd own the 24-105, is if I could afford both; the 24-70 has been well worth the extra coin for me: this lens never disappoints.

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    I have the Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L Is Usm that came with my canon 5d mkii kit. So i was wondering whether or not to replace the lens with 24-70mm...Read complete review

    I have the Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L Is Usm that came with my canon 5d mkii kit. So i was wondering whether or not to replace the lens with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for the extra stop and better low light. I have found my answer and it is no... I was able to rent the 24-70 for about 3 days, i took about a good 500 picks over a 2 day span. I carefully compared both lenses on tripod, daytime, sunset, and at night. It seemed that the 24-70 was definitely sharper then the 24-105, but not really earth shattering sharper. You noticed that colors are more vibrant with the 24-70 . After shooting some pictures with both lenses on a tripod about over F/10 i notice that the 24-105 was a lot sharper then the 24-70 lens. The reasons why i chose my 24-105 over the 24-70 was that, i really do enjoy the extra 35 focal length. Its so much more convenient trust me. The 24-70 was extremely bulkier and heavier then 24-105 which didnt bother me at first, but ended later. The price for this lens is pretty ridiculous considering the fact that its not significantly sharper then the 24-105 and is a lot heavier. This lens is extremely sharp and good, but not the best standard zoom for its price. I believe that canon can definitely make a better version, like maybe add IS to but not changing the size. My advice is that if you have a 24-105 looking to replace with a 24-70 my answer is dont. This lens isnt a huge upgrade.

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    4.0

    Good but not great

    By 5d3-shooter

    from Maine

    Comments about Canon EF 24-70MM F 2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens:

    This is a good lens and it serves its purpose but it could be a great lens. It desperately needs IS. The corners are not very sharp and noticable vignetting at 24mm, especially on a FF, like teh 5D3. It is really sharp at 70mm. Nothing so bad that it cannot be corrected on PP, but out of all my Canon lenses and time using Canon products, this lens is not one of my favorites, It gets used but not as much as my 24-105 f4 IS.

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My Best Lens Yet

    By Cajun

    from Trenton, Georgia

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fast auto-focus
    • Superior build quality
    • Super-sharp images

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EF 24-70MM F 2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens:

        I must say the only problem with this lens is I should have bought it sooner. This should be the first lens for everyone. I have had my EF 24-70 2.8L Lens just over two months I think and my photography has stepped to the next level. My next Lens will be the 70-200 2.8L IS.

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        (16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointed

        By Landseer

        from CT

        Pros

        • Good in low light

        Cons

        • back focusing
        • Semi-sharp images

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EF 24-70MM F 2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens:

          The extra f-stops I gained with this lens wasn't worth the issues it has. I was debating between this lens and the 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM. The lens has soft focus and now has developed back foucsing issues. It has been to repair twice in the three months I have had it. It's on it's way for a third trip. When it takes a good pic, it's really nice, I just can't predict when that good pic will happen. For the price and an L-series lens, huge dissapointment for me.

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          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Greatest Lens Ever!

          By Tyler

          from New York, NY

          Pros

          • high aperture
          • shallow depth of feild

          Cons

          • image stabilization

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EF 24-70MM F 2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens:

            This lens is great for taking all types of pictures as well as video.

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            (17 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Terrible Lens

            By Anonymous

            from Kansas

            Pros

            • Nice color

            Cons

            • Soft images
            • Very Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EF 24-70MM F 2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens:

              This is my first L series lense and I am very diappointed. I'm using this Lens with the Canon 60D camera and the image quality is inferior to my cheaper lenses and there doesn't appear to be an answer. There are many reviews that reference "soft images" and I should have listen to the complaints before buying this lens. The camera just doesnt focus sharply under most condictions. Sometimes it's very slight and other times very noticable. If you like crisp, sharp vibrant images you will be very disappointed with this lens.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Satisfied

              By Chris

              from Worcester, MA

              Pros

              • Fast autofocus
              • Great bokeh
              • Super Sharp

              Cons

              • No IS

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon EF 24-70MM F 2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens:

                I recently went into my local photography store and traded in 4 of my lenses to be able to afford this, and it was a well worth while investment. From reading the reviews on here, it seems to be a hit or miss with this lens, which I am guessing lends itself to some quality control issues in the manufacturing process. Apparently I got a good one. The images are super sharp, and the auto focus is relatively fast on my 60D. I have used this lens for some landscapes, as well as a few portraits, and each time was met with pleasing results. It was my first L lens purchase, and I would recommend it to anyone to get. On a side note, it's great on a crop sensor body, as well as full frame! Could benefit from IS though to give it just that much better image quality at all focal ranges and apertures.

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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Truly workhorse

                By sheckwel

                from New York Ny

                Pros

                • Crisp
                • Sharp
                • Strong

                Cons

                • lens hood design is too big

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon EF 24-70MM F 2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens:

                  I trade my 24-105 i loved, appreciated and trusted for the 24-70 because i do a lot night photo i didnt really need the reach of the 24-105 since i own a 70-200 2.8. This lens is a most for all canon eos user, it s built like a tank, very sharp and will last long, both 24-105 f4 and 24-70 2.8 are fantastic, you can go wrong for both

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome Lens

                  By Anonymous

                  from Shreveport, LA.

                  Pros

                  • well built clear fast focus low light capable.

                  Cons

                  • can't get the wife to take it off the camera.
                  • heavy and pricey.

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EF 24-70MM F 2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens:

                    Love the lens. Did alot of reserch before buying and have been totally satisfied with the purchase. Best all around lens we have.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    My go to lens

                    By ZincPhoto

                    from Philadelphia, PA

                    Pros

                    • Build Quality
                    • Image Quality
                    • Usability

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EF 24-70MM F 2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens:

                        The best lens is the lens you want to use the most. For me this is that lens. Super smooth operation (zoom and focus), consistently amazing image quality, sharpness and color. While some may be put off by the weight, there is nothing like the solid feel of this lens when you're shooting. Definitely my best photography purchase ever- HIGHLY recommend.

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                        (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Very Soft Lens

                        By Klaus

                        from New York, NY

                        Pros

                        • None

                        Cons

                        • very soft!

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon EF 24-70MM F 2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens:

                          I own 5 canon lenses and this one is the worst by far. The other 4 are very good or excellent. But this one is extremely soft, to the point that I rarely use it any more!

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