Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Review

4.5
January 16, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 70mm

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 70mm

Center sharpness isn't great from f/2.8-f/5.6, only becoming excellent from f/8-f/16, with sharpness beginning to drop-off at f/22 due to diffraction. Edge sharpness is also best between f/8-f/16.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/2.8
f/4
f/5.6
f/8
f/11
f/16
f/22

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