Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Review

4.5
January 16, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Review thumbnail

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is a new professional standard zoom lens. Boasting built-in image stabilisation, macro capabilities and fast and quite auto-focusing, the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is a lighter and more affordable alternative to the faster EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM. Read our in-depth Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM review complete with full-size sample images.

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Review thumbnail

The Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM is a new wide-angle prime lens. Boasting built-in image stabilisation and fast and quite auto-focusing, the EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM is a more affordable but still very capable alternative to Canon's professional wide-angle primes. Read our in-depth Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM review complete with full-size sample images.

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Review thumbnail

The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is a new wide-angle prime lens. Boasting built-in image stabilisation and fast and quite auto-focusing, the EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is a more affordable but still very capable alternative to Canon's professional wide-angle primes. Read our in-depth Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM review complete with full-size sample images.

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Review thumbnail

The Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is a new moderate wide-angle prime lens. Boasting built-in image stabilisation and fast and quite auto-focusing, the plastic-bodied EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is a more affordable alternative to Canon's professional wide-angle primes. Read our in-depth Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM review complete with full-size sample images.

Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM

Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM Review thumbnail

The Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM is a brand new premium standard zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. Retailing for £849.99 / $899.99, can the Sigma 24-105mm take on and beat the equivalent lenses from Canon and Nikon? Read our Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM review to find out...

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Review thumbnail

The Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM is a moderate wide-angle lens in the full-frame format, or a fast standard prime when mounted on an APS-C body. The 35mm f/1.4 features 13 optical elements in seven groups with one aspherical lens element and a HSM focusing system which provides quiet, smooth and fast autofocus with full-time manual focus override. Retailing for £799 / $899, read our expert Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM review to find out if it's a worthy alternative to the Canon, Nikon and Sony equivalents.

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Review thumbnail

The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is a fast standard zoom lens for Nikon and Canon full-frame DSLR shooters. Crucially offering built-in image stabilisation, something that the Big Two don't offer, the Tamron 24-70mm is also weather-sealed and cheaper. Read our Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD review to find out if it's the best standard zoom for full-frame users.

Entry Tags

wide-angle, lens, travel, canon, wide angle, f2.8, telephoto, portrait, macro, ef, photojournalist, journalists, journalism, wedding, 24-70mm, usm, reportage, 24-70, 24-70 mm, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM Review, 0.38x

Tracker Pixel for Entry