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Canon EF 24-70mm F / 2.8L USM

Canon EF 24-70mm F / 2.8L USM
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1186 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1186 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and design. The reliability and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the value for money.

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On average, users rate this product 91/100.

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


The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens is an impressively high performing zoom lens. I regard it as one of the best general purpose lenses available and for the same reasons, it is one of the most-professionally-used Canon lenses. The 24-70 L is as good...

Few zoom lenses reach this level of sharpness. The 24-70 L is sharp in the center at f/2.8 at all focal lengths and performs very well in the corners. Some corner softness is visible at the wide end of the focal length range and more softness is...

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM


Overall, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens is an expensive but worthy addition to the Canon SLR lens collection. Despite having autofocus and low-light issues, this model is among the best that a consumer can buy for a single, standard...

Powerful- improved lens design and new AF processorQuality- high-quality elements ensure the best image capturing

Bulky- heavy, not for the traveling photographerProblematic- minor autofocus and sharpness issuesExpensive- good value for lens but still pricey

If your Canon SLR camera lens needs an upgrade or replacement, then by...

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


The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens was developed as a replacement for the famed 28-70 f/2.8 which became a staple for photographers who wanted to match the image quality of prime lenses with a more versatile


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


The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L proved to be a worthy representative of the pro-grade lens league … if you can get a good sample. During the last two years four lenses has seen the lab with only one within specs - this is disappointing especially for...

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


Canon's EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM 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...

All-in-all the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens is amazing. The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens is built like a rhino, and is as sharp as a razor. The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens is a bit heavy, which tends to bother people with really weak arms,...

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Canon 24-70mm f/2.8LA Quick Initial Review


Given that the old 28-70mm has long been considered a stellar performer - one of the most highly regarded mid-range fast zooms - to have it trumped so decisively by the new 24-70mm is quite a surprise. The timing of the release of this new lens is...

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


It's expensive but once you try it, you will never buy Non L lense again....I used to own bunch of cheap lenses and never really cared about the quality of the pictures. but once I have seen my dad's EOS 1DS with this lense on it, I decided to spend...

Totally Silent operation, Super sharp, Crystal Clear, THE BEST lense available for EOS Cameras. NIKON users only wish they had a lense like this

Wicked Price

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


I love this lens. As an everday lens for the street, Landscapes, or even studio photography working with models, it's difficult to beat. Unless you're looking for 600mm lenses w/ a 1.4x converter to shoot sports illustrated swimsuit edition this lens...

Extremely Clean, Hefty(adds to innate IS aka Newton's First Law of Motion), Makes girls go "wow, that's a biiiiiig lens, wanna take my picture??", sharp wide, and stopped down, & Tones Biceps

Catches' attentions when in a den of thieves (like London, Paris, or Amsterdam[the weed is good at least]), makes weaklings complain about heft cuz they refuse to be fit

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


My first "L" lens from Canon. Absolutely outstanding. Focus with my Canon 10D is rapid and quiet. Results show good contrast and are exceedinly sharp from corner to corner. Only drawback is the weight; but it is worth it.

Super sharp, rapid and quiet focus w/ Canon 10D


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


I think every photographer that considers himslef/herself a professional needs to own this fabulous lens. The pictures come out so sharp and the lens so fast.The only complain I have is that sometimes when I shoot weddings, the lens is getting heavy...

very sharp and fast, wide range

a bit heavy and expensive

Product Specifications

The Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical DG DF is one of several new products to be introduced at PMA 2001 by Sigma Corporation of Japan (2-3-15, lwado-Minami, Komae-shi, Tokyo) This lens covers focal lengths from 24mm ultra wide angle to 70mm medium telephoto and provides a large f2.8 aperture at all focal lengths. Its design employs three (3) aspherical lens elements to minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism and sagittal comma flare. The use of two (2) SLD (The Special Low Dispersion) glass elements results in excellent correction of chromatic aberration and provides a high level of optical performance and 24-70rnm F2.8 EX ASPHERICAL DG DF has high contrast and resolution. The lens also incorporates Dual Focus mechanism. It is easy to hold the lens, since the focusing ring does not rotate during auto focusing, and yet provides a wide focus ring for easy to use manual focus. Since the front of the lens does not rotate, it allows the use of a flower shaped "Perfect Hood" and facilities the use of polarizing filters. The lens materials used in this new lens are lead and arsenic free ecological glass.

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon EF

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual
Intended For:35mm SLR / Digital SLR
Lens Aperture:F/2.8
Max Focal Length:70mm
Max View Angle:74degrees
Min Focal Length:24mm
Min Focus Range:15in
Optical Zoom:2.9
Special Functions:Zoom
System Type:Lens
Type:Zoom lens

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Canon EF

Optical System