Canon EF 24–70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens: Built to handle the demands of professional use, this lens is durable as well as dust- and water-resistant. Fluorine coatings on the front and rear surfaces keep smudges and fingerprints to a minimum.
Best Lens Ever
Posted by: KKCNIck from: montgomery, il on
This lens is way better than my 24-105 f4 I sold. It meets and exceeds my expectations. I always wanted the 24-70 mk I but hated the weight and reverse zoom. now I have a lens that looks like a normal zoom but is extremely light and sharp. Yeah there is not IS but if you hold your camera steady I have not had an issue. The AF is so fast on my Canon 5d Mark III. This is now my favorite travel lens. Goes great with the 70-200 2.8 II. Really this setup covers everything. Definetly buy it you will be glad you did.
19 out of 21 found this review helpful.
Must have pro lens
Posted by: MAHNYC from: New York on
As a photojournalist this is my go-to lens and the one I use for more than 50 percent of my images. The lens makes for great images and works well across the entire focal range, which encompasses virtually all of my day-to-day images. This lens allows me to make great images without a flash, even in low light, while reducing my reliance on pricy prime lenses.
While I agree with others that it has significant improvements over it's predecessor, I question whether they are sufficient to justify the price tag.
The lack of image stabilization is a minor point, while it might have been nice, it also would have made the lens heavier and most pros don't rely on IS, particularly at such close range.
If IS is important to you, I would recommend a f4 lens that has IS (either 24-70 f4 L or 24-105 f4 L). I also point out that if you're shopping for a body, you can get a great deal on a 5D (MK II or MK III) or 6D kit, which includes the 24-105 f4 L.
12 out of 14 found this review helpful.
The Wedding Lens Extraordinaire
Posted by: tommybass40 from: NY, NY on
I shoot professionally and many times in the past I used prime lenses on 2 bodies because primes are sharper and faster than even 2.8 zooms. I got tired of that though and I finally made the leap of $$$$$ to get the 24-70mm f/2.8, purchased at Best Buy in Yonkers, NY. Yes, I have seen the light!!! If you're shooting professionally, especially weddings, this lens is a MUST. Weddings are chaotic and the flexibility of this zoom range will save your life. The 24-70 allows you to shoot wide open with flash and keep the ISO down between 400-800 for rich looking sharp photos. If you're a casual shooter, this might be too much lens.....price and weight wise....but if you're branching out to professional shooting, don't show up to an event with anything less than the 24-70mm f/2.8. Now I just gotta start saving up again to buy the 70-200mm f/2.8!!!
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
New standard work horse
Posted by: Waterslide from: on
I really didn't want to buy this lens because I had the range already covered and was able to buy some length on a 100-400, When talking to other photographers about everything from a great portrait lens to candid hobby photography, EVERYONE said this was the glass for the job. I ended up selling my 100-400 and the kit lens18-135 that came with the 80D and purchased it. Wow the larger aperture really has made a huge difference, it makes everything looks SOOOOOO clean and professional. I took a couple random shots of my wife before a date and WOW it looks like a model ad. Purchased additional protection and keeping this forever.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Ideal lens for in-door low light fast action photo
Posted by: Mjar53 from: on
This is the third Cannon zoom lens that I've used to shoot high quality, fast action in-door pictures for my daughter volleyball games. The other lens were f3.5, results were ok but frequently the players or other action was blurred. This lens produce high quality, super clarity and brilliant color in low light conditions found in gyms. The lens is very expensive for the average photography work but if you want great pictures is fast action, low light settings this is the one. Their only this age once!
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: shirleyc from: san jose, ca on
Personally, I love this lens, I am amateur photographer, learning and improving steadily. I own a 7D and will soon be buying a 6D. I'm not great at writing reviews but here's a summary of my friend's view on the lens (he is a professional photographer, a real one, haha): Pros - smaller, lighter lens with improved weight distribution. Flare resistance, sharpness and color accuracy comparable to Canon L Prime lenses. New center pinch-style lens cap and button-release hood. Cons - No more internal zooming, camera can't stand face down on hood, expensive, doesn't hold focus after changing focal length. Exposure is affected slightly throughout zoom range.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
if you can afford it, get it!
Posted by: Skiff from: Los Angeles, CA on
sharpest 24-70 you'll ever own, hands down! the Tamron version does have the advantage of VC (equivalent to canon's IS), which helps shaky hands.
build quality feels solid (as expected from any L series lens), it's a bit lighter than the older 24-70L (though not by much).
overall a great performer and a must for any serious or professional photographer.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Super crisp clean photos
Posted by: Canon4life from: Oxnard, Ca on
I love this lens , didn't want to spend the money but I do like having the best so I went ahead and did it. Do not regret it one bit. I take a lot of pictures of my grandchildren and they are great pics. Taken some recent pictures of some flowers and very nice color. If your thinking of buying , get it you won't regret it.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Posted by: LEDs from: on
Super Quick Focusing
Fast Max Aperture (f2.8)
82mm Lens Diameter
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: lens from: on
Read all the amazing reviews on lens and thought this was going to be exceptional, it is very good yet not as sharp focusing on subjects 30 plus feet away