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Canon EF 24-70mm F / 2.8L USM

Canon EF 24-70mm F / 2.8L USM
alaAverage 4.4

1510 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1510 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The reliability and usability also get good views. There are some mixed views about the value for money.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EF 24-70mm F / 2.8L USM

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 92 user reviews of Canon EF 24-70mm F / 2.8L USM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, design, reliability, size

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM LensSigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Canon Fit lensCanon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Camera Lens

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon EF 24-70mm F / 2.8L USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 717 user reviews of Canon EF 24-70mm F / 2.8L USM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, reliability, design, size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR CamerasCanon EW83F Lens Hood for 24-70mm f/2.8L Canon SLR LensCanon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens - f/2.8

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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 Lens

 

Canon's first 24-70mm zoom with a large maximum aperture.

Our shooting tests were carried out with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body, which was a good match with the lens. Autofocusing was fast, quiet and accurate and the f/2.8 maximum aperture provided full scope for the high sensitivity of the camera's AF...

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

 

Gary Wolstenholme reviews the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L professional standard zoom lens from Canon.

Excellent weather sealed build quality; Very good sharpness throughout the range; Decent performance in the centre when shooting wide open; Focuses close

Pincushion distortion at 70mm

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Canon EF 24-70mm f.2.8L USM

 

What Digital Camera Canon EF 24-70mm f.2.8L USM lens review...

Proven pedigree

Showing its age in the face of fierce competition

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L

 

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L is one of main stream pro grade lenses in the Canon line up andvery popular among pro photographers (especially press) as well as serious amateurs. On APS-C DSLRsits field-of-view resembles a classic 39-112mm lenson...

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L proved to be a worthy representative of the pro grade lens league ... if youcan 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...

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

Diameter:3.3in
Length:5in
Weight:33.5oz

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Manufacturer:Canon
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

Magnification:0.29
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