Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Review

January 16, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | |

Sharpness at 50mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens was attached to a Canon 5D Mark III body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Self-timer mode was activated. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame The full frame at 50mm

Center sharpness is OK wide open at f/2.8, but nothing short of outstanding between f/4 and f/16. At f/22 sharpness across the frame is beginning to drop-off due to diffraction, but is still commendably high. The edges of the frame are excellent from f/5.6 to f/16, with f/22 again suffering from diffraction.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop

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