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Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM Lens

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Quick Overview

  • Versatile zoom range

  • All-new optical design

  • Ultra-low dispersion (UD) and super UD elements

  • Fast max aperture

  • 0.38m close focus

  • Sealed against dust and moisture

  • Fast and quiet autofocus

  • Manual-focus override

  • Nine-bladed circular aperture


Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM Lens


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  • Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM Lens


Next-generation optical design

The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM delivers superb image quality throughout its zoom range, thanks to aspherical lens elements and ultra-low dispersion (UD) and super UD glass. Redesigned optics ensure sharpness is maximised across the frame.

Versatile 24-70mm zoom range

The ideal companion for any full-frame EOS camera. Perfect for applications ranging from landscape and travel photography to portraiture and photojournalism.

Shoot in low light conditions

A fast f/2.8 maximum aperture is maintained throughout the zoom range, enabling hand-held low-light shooting in a variety of situations.

L-series build quality

The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is robust enough for daily professional use. Weather sealing protects against dust and moisture, while a fluorine-coated front and rear elements are easy to clean.

USM autofocus

A ring-type ultrasonic AF motor achieves focus quickly, quietly and accurately. Full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without changing focus modes.

Close focusing

A 0.38m closest-focus distance adds to the versatility of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, providing a maximum magnification of 0.21x.

Beautiful background blur

A nine-bladed circular aperture provides superb bokeh, ideal for portraiture.

Area of use

A versatile standard zoom lens for any professional photographer.

Angle of view
(horzntl, vertl, diagnl)
74° - 29°
53° - 19°30'
84° - 34°
Lens construction (elements/groups) 18/13
No. of diaphragm blades 9
Minimum aperture 22
Closest focussing distance (m) 0.38 (Macro)
Maximum magnification (x) 0.21 (at 70mm)
Distance Information Provided
AF actuator Ring USM
Dust/moisture resistance Yes
Filter diameter (mm) 82
Max. diameter x length (mm) 88.5 x 113
Weight (g) 805
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