Canon EF 24-70 F/2.8 Canon

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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.

Standout Spec: Weather and dust resistance

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Product Specifications

Lens Type: Zoom
Compatibility: Full Frame
Range: Wide Angle, Normal
Mount: Canon
Auto Focus: Yes
Full-Time Manual Focus Override: Yes
Silent AF: Yes
Zoom: Yes
Minimum Focal Length: 24 mm
Maximum Focal Length: 70 mm
Fastest Aperture: f/2.8
Slowest Aperture: f/22.0
Image Stabilization: No
Elements: 18
Groups: 13
Filter Size: 82 mm
Length: 4.4 inches
Weight: 28.0 ounces
Price: $2300.00
Tripod Collar: No
Included Case: No
Macro: No
Tilt/Shift: No
Model Number: EF 24-70 F/2.8L II USM
SKU: 5175B002