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

Product Summary

  • Model: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM
  • Release Date: February 7, 2012
  • Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
  • Format : Full Frame
  • Mounts: Canon EF
  • Color: Black
  • Availability:  April 2012
  • Price: $2,299.00
  • Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H

Key Features

  • Large aperture L-Series standard zoom lens that combines high imagequality and enhanced durability.
  • New optical design utilizes 1 Super UD lens element and 2 UD lenselements to minimize chromatic aberration in the outer area at wide-angle; as well as eliminates color blurring around the edges of thesubject, for images with high resolution and contrast.
  • Combines 2 types of aspherical lenses to reduce spherical aberration,and achievehigh image quality across the entire screen area andthroughout the full zoom range.
  • Highly resistant to dust and water, enabling shooting even in harsh andrigorous conditions.
  • Circular diaphragm (9 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Ring USM, high-speed CPU, and optimized AF algorithms for fast autofocusing.
  • Optimized lens coatings ensure exceptional color balance whileminimizing ghosting.
  • Fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces reduces smears andfingerprints.
  • Zoom lock lever locks the zoom position at the wide end for safetransporting.


The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is a completely redesigned optics to provide exceptional clarity, image quality and durability. It’s compactness makes it ideal for carrying on everyday shooting. A range of optical refinement provide improved performance for capturing greater detail across the frame while minimizing distortion throughout the  zoom range, particularly at the long 70mm focal length.

Its optical system includes two Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) and one Super UD aspheric elements to reduce chromatic aberration and colour blurring, the lens delivers consistently high-contrast, sharp images. To ensure excellent colour balance reduce ghosting and flare – each lens element also features Canon’s optimised Super Spectra coatings. A fluorine coating minimises the amount of dust, dirt and fingerprints that adhere to the front and rear of the lens, helping to achieve high image quality.

The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM also designed to enable photographers to capture their subjects up close with a minimum focusing distance of 0.38m throughout the entire zoom range. Use of a ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) with the help of high-performance CPU and advanced AF algorithms to ensure accurate, silent and responsive autofocus. A full-time manual focusing allows photographers to precisely tweak or alter the focus of their shot even when AF is engaged.

The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is the latest addition in the elite L-series. It offers Canon’s high-grade and user-focused design enhancements. The structure of the lens has been improved to offer enhanced durability and greater shake and shock resistance. In addition, the size of the lens has also been reduced by 10mm compared to the previous model, providing enhanced portability and compactness. A new Zoom Lock lever also helps photographers to lock the zoom position to prevent damage to the lens in transit. Its water and dustproof construction enables users to continue shooting in harsh conditions. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

Sample Images by EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II on Flickr

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canon EF 24-70mm f:2.8 L II USM

EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II Specifications

Angle of viewH:74° – 29° | V: 53° – 19°30′ | D: 84° – 34°
Construction (elements/groups)18/13
No. of diaphragm blades9
Closest focussing distance (m)0.38(Macro)
Max magnification (x)0.21(at 70mm)
Distance InformationProvided
AF motorRing USM
Dust/moisture resistanceYes
Filter Size (mm)82
Max. diameter x length (mm)88.5 x 113
Weight (g)805
Lens CapE-82 II
Lens hoodEW-88C
Lens case/pouchLP1219
Magnification Extension Tube EF12 II0.63-0.18
Magnification Extension Tube EF25 II0.74-0.41 5
Extender CompatibilityNo


More Info

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens at CPN
Canon Camera Museum

Purchase options

EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H