With its fast maximum aperture throughout its entire zoom range, the 24-70mm f/2.8L II performs well in challenging, ambient and low-light conditions, even when shooting handheld. Featuring a 9-blade aperture design, it also produces beautiful out-of-focus highlights, delivering a typical DSLR shallow depth-of-field look. The 24-70mm f/2.8L II allows users to create beautiful separation between the subject and the foreground and background areas.
Weather-sealed and constructed from premium metal and glass, the 24-70mm f/2.8L II shines particularly when paired with a full-frame DSLR camera such as the 5D Mark IV. However, it will also work well with APS-C Canon DSLR cameras without the need for an adapter or converter. When paired with a smaller sensor camera, such as the Canon 80D or 7D Mark II, this lens will produce a focal range closer to 38.4-112mm; losing width but gaining reach. This is worth considering if you own a cropped sensor camera but still desire the quality of the 24-70mm f/2.8L II.
The ultrasonic motor (USM) of the 24-70mm f/2.8L II delivers fast, accurate and near silent autofocusing. But it also offers manual override so that users can take over control of focusing without having to physically turn off the AF function.
A popular choice with professional photographers and filmmakers, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is a fantastic investment for anyone who is keen to build their kit. If you add this lens to your collection it will hold its value well and provide many years of use, offering premium build and image quality for both stills and video.