Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM

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The Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens combines a bright constant f/2.8 circular 9-blade aperture with a 5 stop optical image stabiliser in a 21 elements 15 group optical design, and offers excellent edge to edge sharpness throughout the zoom range. Canon designed this all-purpose lens for all types of photography from portraits and landscapes, to travel and everyday moments, the RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM is engineered to cover a range of subjects.

Thanks to Canon’s Nano USM technology the lens offers accurate and silent AF, and reduced focus breathing for more seamless focus transitions. This results in enhanced video performance, especially when tracking moving subjects.

You can ensure your images stay sharp and steady — whether shooting handheld or in poorly-lit situations — with up to 5 stops* of shake correction.

The large-diameter RF mount and short back focus design, allowed the RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lens to feature a balanced and comfortable design for an ease of operation use, and amazing performance in various lighting situations, even in low-light areas delivering detailed images.

For an added layer of protection, the RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM also features a dust- and weather-resistant construction with a fluorine coating, helping keep this powerful lens safeguarded wherever you go.

Quality Optics | Stable performance

The RF 24-70m F2.8 L IS USM will allow you to achieve the ultimate in high quality images, offering stunning images with gorgeous background blur and remarkable consistency – ideal for portrait photography. Capture clear images with extreme clarity and detail from the center of the screen to the periphery throughout the entire zoom range.

Optical Image Stabilization of up to 5 Stops* of Shake Correction

The RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lens is the first Canon brand 24-70mm F2.8 lens (for full-frame cameras) to incorporate Optical Image Stabilization. This lens is designed to work in conjunction with an EOS R series camera, with both the camera and the lens sharing data to dramatically reduce camera-shake blur, regardless of the situation, whether shooting video or stills. With up to 5 stops* of stabilization, it delivers impressively clear results.

High Speed, Smooth and Quiet Auto Focus with Nano USM

Equipped with Canon's NANO USM system the lens delivers high-speed, smooth, precise and near-silent operation, during still image AF and smooth movie AF.

Three Aspherical Elements and Three UD Elements

Taking advantage of the RF mount, the RF 24–70mm F2.8 L IS USM lens offers incredible optical quality and an exceedingly bright f/2.8 maximum aperture. It features 3 aspheric lenses for high image quality from centre to corner and 3 UD lenses that helps reduce aberrations for minimized distortion throughout the image plane.

Air Sphere Coating (ASC)

The RF 24–70mm F2.8 L IS USM lens features Canon's Air Sphere Coating (ASC), which significantly reduces the occurrence of lens flare and ghosting regardless of focal length or the angle of light. This helps provide clean results with minimal distractions and aberrations.

Short Minimum Focusing Distance

With a zoom range that can cover a minimum focusing distance of just 0.21m on the wide and 0.38m at telephoto, the RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM produces a maximum magnification of approx. 0.30x. Amazing versatility with just the turn of a zoom ring.

High-speed controls

Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes

S separate, independent control ring located towards the front of the lens, can be programmed for immediate exposure adjustments during still and video shooting. With the control ring, you can directly adjust settings such as shutter speed, lens aperture, exposure compensation and more. For photographers and moviemakers who would prefer a silent control ring, the clicking mechanism can be removed by a Canon service provider for a fee.

High-speed Communication with the Camera

Designed to quickly process data, the RF 24–70mm F2.8 L IS USM lens features the 12 pin communication system inherent in all RF lenses. This accelerates AF, Image Stabilization, the Digital Lens Optimizer and more, helping to simplify complex operations and provide a quick and reliable user experience

As part of the EOS R system, the RF 24–70mm F2.8 L IS USM lens works with an EOS R series camera to display the lens information right in the viewfinder – making it easy to confirm the lens's focal length without looking away from the subject at hand.

In-camera Digital Lens Optimizer
The EOS R system's 12 pin communication system enables the Digital Lens Optimizer, which works in-camera to combat aberrations and image deterioration, especially in the edges of the image frame when shooting at a large aperture. Data from the RF 24–70mm F2.8 L IS USM lens is transferred automatically to the camera body, facilitating near immediate correction for clear, detailed images.

Professional build | Highest attention to detail

The RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lens is built to endure the rigors of professional use. Constructed to be rugged, refined and precise, it can be operated intuitively so concentration can remain on the subject at hand. The lens also features L series level vibration shock resistance in the lens barrel, helping to maintain focus and settings even in turbulent situations.

Dust- and Weather-resistant

For reliable performance even when weather conditions get difficult, the RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lens features a dust- and weather-resistant construction in the lens mount, switch panel and all rings. Sealing is applied to lens joining sections, and switch panels to help prevent water and dust from entering into the lens.

Fluorine Coating

The RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lens features fluorine coatings on the front and rearmost surfaces to help prevent dirt and dust from sticking to the lens, making it easy to clean smudges and fingerprints off.

  • MPN - RF24-70

* Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Testing performed at a focal length of 70mm using the EOS R camera.

What's In The Box

  • Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens
  • Lens Cap E-82II
  • Lens Hood EW-88E
  • Lens Case LP-1222
  • Lens Dust Cap RF
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 24-70mm f/2.8
Minimum Focusing Distance Wide: 0.69 ft./0.21m
Telephoto: 1.25 ft./0.38m
Maximum Magnification 0.3x (at 32mm)
Lens Construction 21 elements in 15 groups
Special Elements 3 Aspherical lenses, 3 UD lenses
Filter Size Diameter Ø82 mm
Aperture Blades 9 (circular)
IS (CIPA Standard Correction Effect) 5 stops* (When using the EOS R camera with a 70mm focal length.)
Focus Drive System Nano USM
Minimum Overall Length Approx. 4.95 in. / 125.7 mm
Maximum Diameter Approx. Ø3.48 in. / Ø88.5 mm
Weight Approx. 1.98 lbs. / 900 g
  • Edge to edge sharpness throughout the zoom range.
  • Fixed f/2.8 aperture with 5 stop Image Stabilizer.
  • Nano USM for high speed AF during stills shooting and smooth AF for movies.
  • 0.21m minimum focus distance.
  • L Series durability and operability.
  • Lens control ring for custom control over selected settings.
  • Three aspherical elements
  • Fluorine Coating
  • Dust and Weather resistant