Sign-up to our newsletter today!
Voted Best Online Retailer of the Year
UK Stock Only
Cameras & Lenses » Camera Lenses » Canon Fit » Canon
Please Note: This model is now discontinued and a new version is now available: Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM Lens.The EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM has proven very popular with professional and advanced amateur photographers since it was introduced in 1995. However, the increasing use of digital cameras - most having sensors smaller than a 35mm film frame - has increased the demand for a high-performance standard zoom lens with a wider wide-angle setting. The new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens meets this need. The optical design is based on the previous lens, but incorporates new design features that allow the broader focal length range while maintaining the superb image quality. At the same time, the minimum focusing distance has been reduced from 0.5 metres to 0.38 metres.
Improved water and dust resistance ensure that it will become the leading standard zoom lens in the EOS system.
Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L USM Further details:
(based on 28 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Reviewed by 28 customers
Displaying reviews 1-10
Back to top
Previous | Next »
About Me Semi-Professional
See all my reviews
Comments about Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8 L USM Lens:
Excellent lens - really sharp. Great all-rounder.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Was this review helpful? Yes / No
- You may also flag this review
About Me Professional
I had High expectations of this lens and was not disappointed. Rugged build Very fast and accurate focusing, and very sharp. I envisage using this lens a lot.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Kent, UK
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
I got this lens for xmas as an upgrade to the kit lens that came with my camera.So far I think its excellent and I love the fact that I can shoot at f2.8 all through the zoom range.It is quite heavy but it feels really well built which i guess you expect with a pro lens.Im definitely glad I spent the money on it and more importantly it has improved the pictures im taking.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Best all round lens for portraits!
By Daniel [@]
As a professional wedding photographer, I need something that can provide fantastic low light performance, incredibly sharp images and fast focus. The 24-70 meets every criteria for me and will continue to be my weapon of choice at weddings! But, not only that, it's fantastic for family photos too, chasing your kid around the playground, and no matter how much they are moving, you'll get a crystal clear picture everytime! All is this is great, but to go with this, i've got the 5d mk 2 to make things even better! I say, buy it! You won't regret it! Plus even in a couple of years, it won't be worth much less than you paid now!
Images shared by Daniel [@]
My Daughter at Crapstone Devon
Tags: Using Product
My daughter just chilling out on a tree...
The saving on the price
Great general purpose lense
About Me Getting started
Solid general purpose lense, great build quality, f2.8 is great for low light and nice bokeh with 8 aperture blades. Would benefit from IS in some situations.
Worth its weight!
Bought this lens from WEX roughly 6 months ago, at the same time I was changing my other kit around & this was bought to be used with a Canon 5dmk2. Upon unboxing of the lens, it was obvious that it was extremely well put together. The focusing ring and zoom ring work extremely smoothly. Being a fixed F2.8 lens with the L series solid construction means that weight is a factor with this lens, this is definitely not a light one, but it does balance well on a 5d2. Weight is quickly forgotten about when you remember that you have access to the constant f2.8 throughout the zoom range. After getting used to it I personally love the handling of the lens as it simply feels solid but it might be too heavy for some.My uses for this lens are either every day shots, studio work, or motorsport or action sports. It focuses quickly and is extremely sharp at f2.8 without having to stop it down at all. Even coupled with the slow af and the low fps of 5d2 it still captures the action brilliantly, quantity over quality hehe. All in all I think this lens was worth every penny I paid and has added itself as a fantastic tool to my setup.
Images shared by DFegent
Tags: Made with Product, Using Product
Tags: Using Product, Made with Product
from South Coast
A stunning piece of glass, i would say the must buy lens for all canon kits. I recently moved over to all primes so no longer have this lens but i do miss it..
By Big Al
Brought this lens as the main upgrade from my kit lens & has not dissappointed me yet.The f2.8 gives so much scope whether throwing the background out or just really low light situations giving great results.It is on the heavy side but the construction is solid which is expected for a pro lens.Definitely worth the investment.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Northern Ireland
I love this lens. If you are after a versatile zoom, then look no further. Constant 2.8 is really lovely in a lens that covers a wide-to-medium zoom range. Some people debate whether they need 2.8, but I think they are kidding themselves. The practical applications of 2.8 will allow you to create images - creative exposures - that are not possible with a slower lens.Many of the reviewers have listed the weight of the lens as a con but it feels well balanced on my gripped 5D Mark II.Worth its weight in gold. Thanks, Warehouse Express.
Included Accessories: Hood and case
Wex Photographic is a trading name of Warehouse Express Limited (registered as company no. 03366976).
Registered Office: 13 Frensham Road, Sweet Briar Industrial Estate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 2BT. Showroom: Unit B Frenbury Estate, Drayton High Road, Norwich, NR6 5DP.
Technical specifications are for guidance only and cannot be guaranteed accurate. Errors and omissions excepted.
© 2013 Warehouse Express Limited