EF Lenses


EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM

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Marketed December 2012
Original Price 154,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 12
Lens Construction (element) 15
No. of Diaphragm Blades 9 (circular aperture)
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.38 (macro : 0.2)
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.21 (macro : 0.7)
Filter Diameter (mm) 77
Maximum Diameter X Length (mm) 83.4 x 93
Weight (g) 600

By switching to macro at the telephoto end, the lens supports macro photography, allowing close-up shots of small subjects such as flowers and insects. In addition to offering a minimum focusing distance of 0.2 m and maximum image magnification of 0.7x, the EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM incorporates hybrid IS, which effectively corrects for hand shake, making possible high-quality results with minimal blur even when shooting subjects up close. Capable of supporting wide-angle, standard and mid-range zoom as well as macro photography, the lens enables users to capture various subjects across a wide range of settings.

The new Canon EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM employs two aspherical lenses, which correct for various aberrations that often occur while zooming. Furthermore, two UD (ultra-low dispersion) lenses effectively minimize magnification chromatic aberrations and reduce color blurring that tends to occur at the periphery of a subject, delivering high-resolution, high-contrast imaging performance throughout the entire zoom range.

Featuring a compact, lightweight body delivering exceptional mobility, the EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM measures 93 mm in length and weighs approximately 600 g, making it ideal for hand-held photography.

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