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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
9.6 out of 10

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

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Overall 8

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

PC Magazine
25 March 2014
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens is the company's top-end standard zoom; it's pricey, but a solid performer.
  • Pros: Sharp throughout zoom range. Constant f/2.8 aperture. Fairly compact.
  • Cons: Pricey. Not stabilized. Some distortion. Telescoping design.
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Lens Test: Canon EF 24-70MM F/2.8L II USM Zoom

Pop Photo
15 January 2014
  • Excerpt: The latest in a line of storied lenses going back to the 28–80mm f/2.8–4L of April 1989, this is Canon’s fourth high-speed, full-frame, standard-range, L-series autofocus zoom. The previous 24–70mm f/2.8L was introduced in November 2002, and compared with that lens, this version II ($2,299, street)...
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REVIEW: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review

4 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Handling and features A professional standard zoom lens covering the popular 24-70mm focal range, which sports a constant fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 and silent focusing with full-time manual focus override.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

DP Review
6 March 2013
  • Summary: The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is a near-flawless lens with optics that come very close to matching a set of top-quality primes. With fast, accurate autofocus and weathersealed construction, it's difficult to find any really serious faults at all.
  • Pros: Superb, almost flawless optics, Impressive flare resistance, Fast, silent, and accurate autofocus, Excellent build quality including weathersealing
  • Cons: Unpleasant vignetting in the 50-70mm region at F2.8 on full frame, Noticeably lower image quality at close focus distances, No image stabilisation, Very expensive
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Overall 10
Design 10
Value for money 10
Features 10
Performance 10
Picture quality 10

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

What Digital Camera
6 February 2013
  • Excerpt: The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is an improved version of a respected wide-aperture lens, but how does it perform?
  • Pros: Excellent sharpness, Build Quality
  • Cons: Slight colour fringing at short focal lengths
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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review

The Digital Picture
25 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens is clearly the best performing Canon full-frame-compatible general purpose zoom lens available. It is the best from both an image quality perspective and from an AF speed/accuracy perspective.
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EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L II USM

29 November 2012
  • Excerpt: The Canon company has always tried to offer standard, fast, professional zoom lenses. In 1993 the EF 28-70 mm f/2.8L USM was launched and in 2002 it was substituted by the EF 24–70 mm f/2.8L USM.
  • Cons: lateral chromatic aberration corrected in a worse way than that of the rivals,, huge vignetting on full frame,, weak performance against bright light,, exorbitant price.
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Overall 8

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

30 October 2012
  • Summary: It seems Canon may be attempting to distinguish themselves from the competition by pricing their lens at a premium. There is no doubt that this lens delivers excellent optical performance in pretty much every way, but not many photographers, professional, or otherwise will be able to justify paying...
  • Pros: Very good build quality, Excellent sharpness, Relatively lightweight, Low CA, Low distortion
  • Cons: Reassuringly expensive, Falloff at 24mm is quite pronounced at fast apertures and doesn't even fade out until f/8
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Overall 7
Value for money 5
Overall quality 7
Build quality 9

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L II - Full Format Review / Test Report

22 September 2012
  • Conclusion: Fast standard zoom lenses are obviously very difficult to design. To date we never really thought "oh, this is it!". Unfortunately this also applies to the mighty Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L II. Now this may sound worse than it really is.
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Overall 8
Ease of use 8
Picture quality 10
Overall quality 10
Functionality 10


Lyd & Bilde
14 May 2013
  • Summary: For Canon-eiere med romslige budsjetter, finnes det knapt en bedre zoom enn dette. Særlig for de med fullformatkamera.
  • Pros: Sylskarp på alle brennvidder Optisk stabilisator Værtettet design
  • Cons: Fortegning på 24-35mm Vignettering på full blenderåpning Høy pris
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