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

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

Product Code: 1240432K


The mark II updated Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is the definitive versatile zoom lens found in so many kit bags, providing exceptional image quality, constant aperture and L series flagship optics.

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  • Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture allows hand-held shooting in low light
  • Superb image quality with edge to edge sharpness and clarity
  • Ultrasonic motor for fast, accurate focusing with full-time manual focusing

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

The definitive award winning standard zoom lens. With exceptional image quality and fast f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout its zoom range, it's the ideal partner for full-frame EOS cameras.

  • Part of Canon's flagship L Series lens range, made using the finest optics
  • Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture ensures great shots in low light
  • Fast, quiet autofocus with ring USM for full-time manual focusing
  • Circular 9-blade diaphragm helps produce attractive background blur
  • Super spectra coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • 82mm filter diameter
  • Dust and moisture resistant construction
  • Supplied with lens hood and lens pouch

The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is one of the most popular DSRL lenses from Canon with the latest advances in optical design. The updated optics provide significant reductions in chromatic aberration and reduced colour blur resulting in less time for image post production. Edge-to-edge sharpness usually only found in prime lenses is visible thanks to three aspherical elements which counteract each of the individual internal aberrations, so images are exceptionally sharp.

Which subjects is the 24-70 for?

This type of ‘standard’ zoom range is ideal as a workhorse lens, meaning it can be pointed at a wide range of subjects from portraits and travel, to landscapes and cityscapes. The bright constant aperture allows you to continue shooting in low light, whilst the zoom range spans a useful range.

This professional quality standard zoom lens offers outstanding image quality and a fast constant f/2.8 aperture. The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is an L-series lens with a reputation among professional photographers as being the go to zoom option for a variety of subjects including portraits.The zoom boasts sharp optics and the ability to be used in almost any environment. As one of the trinity of fast aperture lenses, it is a perfect companion to any full-frame EOS camera. Match with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM for the complete set of trinity lenses from Canon.

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

Lens Type

wide angle to short telephoto zoom

Focal length range


Aperture range

f/2.8 - f/22

Image stabilisation


Angle of view

Angle of view (horizontal, vertical, diagonal)

74° - 29°. 53° - 19°30', 84° - 34°

Lens construction (elements/groups)


Filter Size

82 mm

Compatible cameras

Canon DSLRs


88.5 x 113mm



Offer Category: Camera Lenses
Offer Product Type: Canon Lenses EF mount
Autofocus: Yes
Aperture ring: N/A
Constant Aperture: Yes
Lens CIPA Image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Diameter (mm): 89
Length (mm): 113
Weight (g): 805
Distance scale: Yes
DoF scale: Yes
Elements: 18
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Focus distance limiter: N/A
Focal length: 24 - 70 mm
Focus method: N/A
Filter Thread: N/A
Full time manual: Yes
Groups: 13
Hood supplied: Yes
Lens Image stabilization: N/A
Lens mount: N/A
Lens Materials: N/A
Maximum focal length: 70
Maximum magnification: 0.21
Maximum aperture (number): 2.8
Maximum aperture (text): N/A
Max Format size: N/A
Minimum focal length: 24
Lens Minimum focus distance (m): 0.38
Minimum aperture (number): 22
Minimum aperture (text): N/A
Motor type: N/A
Number of diaphragm blades: 9
Power zoom: N/A
Special elements / coatings: N/A
Tripod collar: N/A
Lens type: N/A
Zoom lock: Yes
Zoom method: N/A
Notes: N/A

Our Verdict

The mark II updated Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is superlative wide angle to short telephoto zoom lens. Proven L series optical quality and construction is matched with a fast f/2.8 constant aperture throughout the zoom range, whilst dust and weather sealing mean you can take it anywhere. A must-have lens for the wedding photographer or any working professional as part of their trinity collection. Enthusiasts photographers will also appreciate the fast AF from the ring-type ultrasonic autofocus motor, lending this model to a range of subjects including travel, landscape and portraits.

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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