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

Standard zoom

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

The professional’s standard zoom lens.

A professional-quality standard zoom that offers superlative image quality and a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout its zoom range. The perfect companion to any full-frame EOS camera.


  • Versatile 24-70mm zoom range.
  • All-new optical design.
  • Ultra-low dispersion (UD) and super UD elements.
  • Fast f/2.8 max. aperture.
  • 0.38m close focus
  • Sealed against dust and moisture.
  • Fast, quiet autofocus.
  • Manual-focus override.
  • Nine-bladed circular aperture.

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Detailed Features

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

Aring-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.

Product Specification


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 USM¹


Dust/moisture resistance Yes¹
Filter diameter (mm) 82
Max. diameter x length (mm) 88.5 x 113
Weight (g) 805


Lens Cap E-82U / E-82II
Lens hood EW-88C
Lens case/pouch LP1219
Magnification Extension Tube EF12 II 0.63-0.18
Magnification Extension Tube EF25 II 0.74-0.41 5
Extender Compatiblity Not compatible
AF actuator ¹ Full time Manual focus
Dust/moisture resistance ¹ Lenses with dust/moisture resistance are fitted with a rubber ring on the lens mount which may cause sligth abrasion of the camera mount. This in no way effects either the lens or camera performance.
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Accessories & Supplies

Extension Tube EF 12 II

When used with selected lenses, this 12mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

Extension Tube EF 25 II

When used with selected lenses, this 25mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

Lens hood EW-88C

Prevent stray light from entering a lens, keeping unwanted glare from affecting your photos.

Lens Cap E-82II

Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

Dust Cap E

Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

Polarising Filter PL-C B 82mm

Protects the front element of lenses from dirt and damage. Fits lenses with a filter thread of 82mm.

Lens pouch LP1219

Protective soft case for selected EF lenses.

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