Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Lens

September 19th, 2012

Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Zoom Lens


Canon recently updated  their EF 24-70 f/2.8L lens which has been a go-to lens for many photographers for years.  The new model shows a several upgrades and promises to cut down on chromatic aberration and increased durability.  Canon added  a Super UD lens element, and pair of standard UD elements to increase image fidelity as well as a new 9 blade diaphragm.

Canon also claims the new lens will have improved weather sealing, a fluorine coating on the front element as well as a zoom-lock lever  to help protect the lens in transport.

Originally the lens was to be available in  September for $2,299 but it looks like October is more realistic.

One surprise was that Canon did not add IS to this lens as many expected.

Product Highlights

  • Large f/2.8 Aperture Through Zoom Range
  • UD Lenses Minimize Chromatic Aberrations
  • Reduced Spherical Aberrations
  • Highly Resistant to Dust and Water
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm For Beautiful Bokeh
  • Lens Coatings Minimizes Ghosting
  • Fluorine Coating Reduces Fingerprints
  • Zoom Lock Lever For Safe Transporting

Here is a link to a resolution test for those who are interested.



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