The EF 24-70 F/2.8 has been a go-to lens for many photographers for years now, but the new version promises to cut down on chromatic aberration and increase durability.
In the upgrade department, the standard zoom gets a Super UD lens element, as well as a pair of standard UD elements they claim will help increase image fidelity across the entire frame and throughout the zoom range. It has a circular, nine-blade diaphragm for smooth blur.
The original 24-70 F/2.8 was known to be a pretty tough piece of kit, but Canon has upped the ante on that a bit, giving it better weather sealing and making it more resistive to water and dust. There's also a zoom-lock lever to protect it during transport, and a fluorine coating to protect the exposed elements.
It'll be available in April for $2,299. It's interesting to note that Canon hasn't added IS to this lens as many expected them to do. At this price point, it would've been nice to have.
|Range:||Wide Angle |
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||Yes|
|Minimum Focal Length:||24 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||70 mm|
|Model Number:||EF 24-70 F/2.8L II USM|