Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM Review

November 4, 2019 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star

Sharpness at 35mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lens was attached to a Canon EOS RP 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 frameThe full frame at 35mm

Central sharpness is very good at f/2.8, the widest aperture, before rising to excellent at f/4 and f/5.6. It’s ever so slightly softer again at f/8, before dropping off a little more at f/11. The softest results can be seen at f/16 and f/22, but it’s only really evident if you’re examining the images at 100% - the overall impression of sharpness is excellent when viewing at normal sizes. At the corner of the image, the sharpest results can be seen at f/8 and f/11.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f2_8.jpg
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f22.jpg f22.jpg