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Canon - EF 24-70mm f2.8 L USM Autofocus Lens
Quick Overview |
This new lens does what many pros thought couldn't be done - replace the previous L-series 28-70 f/2.8 lens with something even better. Extended coverage to an ultra-wide angle 24mm makes it ideal for digital as well as film shooters, and the optics are even better than before with two Aspherical elements and a totally new UD glass element. It's now sealed and gasketed against dust and moisture, and a new processing unit makes the AF faster than ever.

SportsShooter Member Rating | 9.25
List Price | $1349.95
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Mark Buffalo Photographer
Lonoke | AR | USA
Comments | [07/28/09] I got this lens about a month ago and i've used for portraits and some baseball. It rocks. I might be a little heavy for a walk around lens but I will use it more than I don't use it!
Rating | 10

Colter Ray Student/Intern
The Woodlands | TX | United States
Comments | [07/24/07] Great for photojournalism, but a tad too big to carry around for everyday use. I like it just as much as my 70-200 f/2.8, and it is amazingly sharp.
Rating | 10

Chris Williams Photographer / Photo Editor
Stevenson Ranch | CA | USA
Comments | [07/16/07] Making the switch to Canon I've found this lens to be extremely sharp wide open at all zoom lengths. It looks like it's going to be a great lens I will use for a long time for all sports.
Rating | 10

Jason Watson Photographer
Charlottesville | VA | USA
Comments | [02/07/07] I really like this lens! Next the 70-200 2.8L IS, it's my favorite zoom. It's a little heavier than I expected, but definitely easy enough to carry around with no problems. Image quality is very good, at all ranges of zoom -- an important tool in the Canon arsenal of L series glass.
Rating | 10

Harrison Shull Photographer
Asheville | NC | USA
Comments | [01/16/07] Great lens... when it works right. Mine has been back three times to CPS to get the front barrel fixed when it comes loose. Basically, what happens is that over time, the front barrel loosens and allows considerable movement when puilled back wide (barrel out). This leads to extremely fuzzy and distorted images. Other than that, it is a GREAT lens. I am just wary of when I will need to send it back in for yet another fix.
Rating | 6

Landon Finch Photographer
Colorado Springs | CO | USA
Comments | [01/13/07] Great lens. I've given it an 9 because it weighs 2lbs, the front extends when zooming, and the hood is huge.
Rating | 9

Wade Laube Photographer
Sydney | NSW | Australia
Comments | [11/03/05] Optical quality beats the 16-35 f2.8, but I guess that's expected. It's a top-grade lens with very little distortion, however it is cumbersome and the fact that it physically extends at the wide-end see it lose two points in my book.
Rating | 8

Bret Kelley Photographer
Brownsburg | IN | USA
Comments | [08/24/05] This lens stays on one of my bodies all the time. Clear, fast and smooth focus. Great Lens.
Rating | 9

Pablo Galvez Photographer
Calgary | AB | CANADA
Comments | [05/10/05] I remember when I first got this lens and thought "Holy Smokes this thing is big!" It's bigger and heavier than you would expect if you haven't used one before. Having said that, I really don't mind the weight because the range is great and the optics are super. If there were a 9.5 that's what I'd give it but it's too good to be just a 9.
Rating | 10

Greg Ferguson Photographer
Scottsdale | Az | USA
Comments | [05/09/05] Just got one last Friday. 24mm to 70mm is a nice range; The 24mm still looks wide on a 20D's smaller sensor. Focus speed is fast, size and weight are good. It's a bit heavier than it looks like it'd be, but not as bad as a 70-200L f2.8 IS USM. Close focusing is great. It's not a macro, but can pretend pretty well. The only downside is my wife is ready to steal it from me because she loves it so much.
Rating | 10

Joseph Mugno Student/Intern
Rockville Centre | NY | United States
Comments | [04/08/05] Love this lens. Great for the middle-of-the-road shots. Is a perfect edition to the L series lenses. Tack sharp autofocus, and the USM makes it's operation smooth and quiet.
Rating | 10

Neil Turner Photographer
London | UK | United Kingdom
Comments | [03/10/05] I love this lens on a Canon EOS1D MkII for feature stories, portraits and it is the perfect partner for a 70-200 f2.8. I've knocked off one point for the sheer weight of the lens and that is the only thing that I can find wrong with it.
Rating | 9

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