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

Versatile, practical and impressively sharp.

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

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

3 ⭐⭐⭐ This Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II USM has been fully tested and serviced by our team of camera experts and works perfectly. It does show some signs of superficial wear, but after all you need to be able to use your rental! All the photos to the left are of the item you would receive so you can take a look (yes, we really have someone downstairs photographing every preloved product), any obvious wear or marks have been highlighted so you can see for yourself. Includes: lens hood, front and rear lens caps, soft case, user manuals and the original packaging.

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A most popular everyday zoom lens

A favourite amongst many an EOS user due to its stunning versatility and performance, the Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM II is a solid and reliable everyday performer. Firstly, the focal length covers the common wide to short telephoto range that is suited to the majority of subjects that you will encounter on a day to day basis. Second is the fast constant f2.8 aperture, leaving you well-equipped to handle low light shooting without the need of a tripod or flash as well as producing beautiful out of focus areas, for adding that crucial finishing touch on your images.

 

In fitting with the L series range that this zoom lens is a part of, the 24-70mm f2.8L II is solidly built, resulting in it being dust and drip-proof. This sturdy construction does nothing to diminish its portability with the lens in fact being smaller and lighter than the previous incarnation.
Compatible with full frame and APS-C format Canon Digital SLR cameras, the 24-70mm features a silent and fast Ultrasonic motor, driving the autofocus along nicely for use capturing both stills and videos.

  • High quality L series optical construction features three Aspherical, one Super UD and two UD lens elements for premium image sharpness
  • Fluorine coating - smudge and finger proof front and rear lens elements
  • Zoom ring lock lever - prevents accidental adjustments from being made
Zoom Focal Length 24-70mm
Fixed Focal Length -
Maximum Aperture f2.8
Minimum Focus 0.38m
Filter Diameter 82mm
Minimum Aperture f22
Dimensions 89mm x 113mm
Weight (kg) 0.8050
Image Stabilisation -
Lens Mount Canon
Lens Type Standard Zoom

A Review by 2021 Ambassador: Samuel Elbourne

The Canon 24-70 F2.8L II USM is a professional grade camera lens which is built to
withstand day to day shooting in the harshest conditions.
My first impressions of this ‘L’ lens is that it is just that. Its part of the red ring family which
suggests its built extremely well and is optically impressive.
Although it has been 9 years since its release it remains one of the most useful and
versatile lenses I’ve ever used.
The 24-70 makes for a fantastic first lens for anyone wanting to get into the ‘L’ line of
lenses or enthusiasts needing to upgrade or expand their range of equipment.
Being f2.8 right the way through the zoom range makes it hard to not have in your camera
bag. Whether you're shooting landscapes, portraits or anything in between this lens will
perform, even wide open the image quality is still tack sharp.

Pros
• Fast and accurate AF
• Super Versatile
• Build quality
• ‘L’ glass optics


Cons
• No Image Stabilisation
• 2012 Technology
• Zoom not internal


Summary
The Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II USM is one of the most versatile lenses Canon have created.
I personally would love to own this lens one day purely for the run and gun situations I
find myself in.
Shooting with this lens on three (3) different bodies has proven consistency and reliability
of this lens.

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