Canon 24 70mm f 2.8l ii

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Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

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

The Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II is the update to the extremely popular Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L. Its redesigned optics produce images that are sharp throughout the zoom range, with chromatic and spherical aberrations held to a minimum. It’s smaller in size and weight than its predecessor, has improved weather sealing, and features smudge- and fingerprint-resistant Fluorine coating on both front and rear elements.

Many photographers will attach it and almost never change lenses. Its fast f/2.8 aperture allows for low-light event shooting as well as the shallow depth-of-field required for portraiture. If you prefer a zoom lens to a prime, this is the Cadillac of standard zooms.

One big change to note is the increased filter size to an 82mm thread, which is up from the original’s 77mm filter size.

Roger's Take

If I say there are four billion stars in the Milky Way, everyone accepts that. If I say the paint is wet, everyone checks for themselves. I’m not sure which path people are going to take with this statement: this is the best standard-range zoom ever made. By any manufacturer. Ever. It’s not even close.

It’s also the most expensive 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom made, but there’s a reason for that. Resolution is as good as most prime lenses throughout the zoom range. Distortion is low. Focusing is very quick and accurate.

If you need the absolute best, then this is what you need. That being said, there are a lot of very good choices in this range: Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8, and the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC. All of them are very, very good. They just aren’t quite as good as this one.

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