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

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Rating Break Down for the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens Review

Construction: 95/100
Price Rating: 95/100
Image Quality: 95/100
Total Score: 95/100
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens is an "A" Quality Lens.

Finally, I get the chance to review a nice lens. The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens is an amazing lens at a price, because this lens is L-quality baby. This lens is definitely one of my favorites as you can already tell. As far as lenses goes the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens is one that will most likely get some major use on your camera, due mainly to the versatility of the focal range.

The subject distance scale comes standard on the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens, which I wish was present on every Canon lens. This allows you to gauge (to a degree) how close you are to the subject you are shooting.

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens comes standard with the powerful ring type USM (Ultrasonic Motor) drive which enables you to have lightning fast focusing, with a silent motor so you don’t scare away the wildlife. It also helps to be able to focus quickly and accurately when you don’t think conditions will permit.

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens is an EF mount which means that this lens will work on both Canon digital SLRs and Canon film SLRs.

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens comes standard with both AF (autofocus) and MF (manual focus) modes. The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens also has Full-Time Manual Focusing which enables the photographer to focus manually even when the autofocus mode is turned on. You simply set the camera to ONE SHOT AF mode and then press the shutter button down halfway. While you have the shutter button down halfway you may turn the focus ring to focus manually. Having this function on the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens will help new users avoid stripping their focus rings while doing manual focusing in and autofocus mode.

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens also includes the Macro Mechanism which allows for low magnification for close-up photography. The autofocus function is also available in the macro range on the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens. The minimum focusing distance on the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens is 0.38m / 1.25 ft.

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens has excellent build quality which is consistent throughout Canon’s L-Series line. The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens is made of 16 elements in 13 groups. The measurements of the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens are 3.3"" x 4.9"" / 83.2mm x 123.5mm and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens weighs in at 2.1 lbs. / 950g.

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens has only one compatible lens hood, which is the Canon EW-83F. The filter size for this lens is a 77mm ring.

If you are planning on shooting weddings or doing photo journalism the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens is a must. The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens is an amazing portrait lens as well. The 1.6x crop on many DSLR bodies makes the focal range on the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens more like 39mm-112mm, which limits the wide angle capabilities of this lens.

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens show almost no vignetting, but als no lens is perfect and some seems to show up wide open at f/2.8, but other than that there is really no noticeable vignetting using this lens.

The overall image quality of the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens is amazing, but I will break it down by focal length. At 24mm it seemed to be a bit soft at f/2.8, but quickly sharpens up as you continue to stop it down, as a consequence at f/8 it is razor sharp, which tends to be pretty consistent with all lenses…it is the “sweet spot.” At 40mm the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens seemed to be consistently sharp throughout with very little difference between f/4-f/8, but it was once again a bit soft at f/2.8, but that is expected. At 70mm the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens is razor sharp yet again from at about f/4-f/8, but it remains a bit soft at f/2.8 which cannot be helped. Overall image quality is most definitely “A” quality, and any Pro Photographer will agree that this lens produces amazing images, and is well worth the price.

As far as chromatic aberrations are concerned…well…the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens really has no problems with it, with the exception of shooting at 24mm and wide open. It seems like chromatic aberrations are a constant problem with really wide angle lenses, and you will be pleased with this lens all the same. Chromatic aberrations are always a fairly quick fix using the camera raw editing tools currently available, but if you are worried about CA I might steer clear of the 24mm.

All-in-all the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens is amazing. The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens is built like a rhino, and is as sharp as a razor. The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens is a bit heavy, which tends to bother people with really weak arms, but if gives me confidence in the amount of glass used to help produce superior image quality. I highly recommend the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens and consider one of my all-time favorites.

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