EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

This lens features aspherical lens elements including a glass-molded aspherical lens, one Super UD lens, and two UD lenses. Employing more special lens elements, the image quality has been significantly improved throughout the zoom range over the previous model. A 9-blade circular diaphragm aperture is also featured. Durability and shock resistance have also been improved by the redesigned lens mechanism. Furthermore, the lens body has been made significantly lighter.

  • Ground aspherical lens
  • Aspherical lens
  • Super UD lens
  • UD lens
  • Fluorine coating

Sample Photo

EOS 5D Mark II, f/2.8, 1/160 sec., ISO 200

Comparison between version I and version II

  EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Focal length 24-70mm 24-70mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8 f/2.8
13-16 13-18
No. of diaphragm blades 8 9
Minimum aperture 22 22
Closest focusing distance 0.38m (at Macro) 0.38m
Maximum magnification 0.29x (at 70mm) 0.21x (at 70mm)
Filter size 77mm 82mm
Max. diameter x length Φ83.2 x 123.5mm Φ88.5 x 113.0mm
Weight 950g 805g