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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

I have the Canon kit lens – 18-55mm, but it’s only a f/3.5-5.6. When I take pictures in the house there just isn’t enough light sometimes. I have to crank up the ISO or I adjust my shutter speed so much that it just wont work for hand held. It doesn’t take long after you buy your first DSLR camera to realize f/2.8 is pretty awesome!

Now who has the best deal today… Amazon has it listed for $1329.00 + Free Shipping!

Official Product Description:

The Zoom Lens EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM was developed as the successor to the EF28-70mm f/2.8L USM lens released in November 1993. Featuring a new optical system design, the new zoom lens delivers an expanded zoom range with a 24 mm wide-angle focal length, ideally suiting it to digital image sizes, while also maintaining or improving on the outstanding image quality of the superseded model.Moreover, the power of the focusing lens group has been increased to allow a minimum focusing distance of just 0.38 meters, the shortest in its class at the time, throughout the entire zoom range. The new EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM also features a circular diaphragm, to give better background blur, and utilizes only lead-free glass optics in consideration of the environment.

Technical Details:

  • EF mount; standard zoom lens; Comes with Lens Cap E77U, Rear Lens Cap, Lens Hood EW-83F, Soft Lens Case 1219.
  • Ultra-low Dispersion glass with Fluorite elements; inner focusing ring; full-time manual focus; aspherical lens
  • 24-70mm focal length
  • f/2.8 constant maximum aperture
  • UltraSonic Motor (USM) AF actuator

Here is a “Test Photos” video from the Canon EF f/2.8 24-70mm

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2 Responses to “Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM”

  1. And after f/2.8 you find out that f/1.8 is ever more awesome! Decent rumor has it that a new version of this lens is coming out this year, with IS. I’m sure the price will be more than any sane person can afford, but it should throw a lot of the non-IS lenses onto the market at better prices.

    Then again, the IS rumor has been around for years, so who knows!
    .-= Brent Pennington´s last blog ..DIY Multi-Speedlite Mounting Bracket 2 =-.

    Posted by Brent Pennington | April 16, 2010, 7:55 pm
  2. Very true…

    I didn’t know that about the new version! That would be awesome for anyone who is ready to purchase one, and great news for the rest of us who would love to fetch a lens at a more affordable price!

    Posted by admin | April 17, 2010, 3:59 am

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