Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM
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Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM Review
The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L ll USM Lens is claimed to be the best Canon full frame compatible all-purpose zoom lens these days. This lens’ focal length range can be used for a big crowd shot or a close-up one without fixing the lens.
It is so versatile and very easy to use that can make an amateur photographer into a pro overnight. It is obviously an upgrade of the older version, some are happy, some are not. The added features seem just a few steps up but the price is a surprising jack-up. With this amount, expectations are high and stiff. This lens is well-built and what would you expect on a lens this pricey. It is one of the L series and it is surely durable, reliable and as good as advertised. It is heavy but less heavy than the previous model. It is also shorter and can be carried around your neck but with some pressure, of course.
Unlike older models, this lens sits well on the chest with the use of a standard camera strap. This lens is an admirable landscape lens on a full-frame body. It is sharp and when it comes to shooting indoors, it is never a challenge whatsoever. The hood that comes with it doesn’t effectively stop the presence of flare at longer focal lengths. The lens controls are easy to maneuver, although, less easy compared to its older brothers. Its 82mm filter is not that easy to control if you have small hands. Another drawback is the absence of the Image Stabilizer. Nevertheless, with its shutter speed and other features plus the aperture of f/2.8, the absence of Image Stabilizer seems not a big deal. But for many photographers, the availability of Image Stabilizer is the biggest factor in deciding whether to buy or not to buy this Canon 24-70mm. For them, this price range without the Image Stabilizer is unthinkable.
This Canon EF 24-70mm is a first-rate lens but not a jaw-dropper. It is not fantastic but definitely speedy with precise focus. Bokeh is impressive and image is razor-sharp. But the image quality is almost like that of the previous version. There are no dramatic changes made. There is some patchy sharpness across the frame for soft images. The lens hood is a substandard compared to other L series lenses. For videoing, there seems to be no flawless autofocusing. It is quiet but AF needs some improvements. This L series lens has drawn some haters. The silent protests of some serious photo shooters against this camera’s selling price have all been advertised far and wide through posted comments online. It is an excellent lens, though. And that is if you haven’t had the chance of owning the original version. However, if you are in the position to compare those two lenses, probably, you might find not too many differences. Overall, the Canon EF 24-70mm is well-built and heavy-duty. It not easy to carry around but it is all-purpose and has decent features. The images it makes are razor-sharp and it is a silent performer. It is undeniably pricey but it will last for a long time.
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- The Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM is manufactured by Canon and was added in December 2014 in the Camera Lenses section
- This product has a rating of 4.6 out of 5
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