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

Last Updated (08 June’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ The-digital-picture

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is a new EF lens series which designed for enthusiasts and professionals photographers. It offers 2 aspheric and 2 UD elements to produce high- quality images with excellent detail throughout the entire zoom range. It construction consists of 15 elements in 12 groups with diagonal angle of view from 84° – 34° and has an inner focusing system for focus adjustment. While the closest focusing distance is 1.25 ft. / 0.38m with filter size of 77mm. The lens measures Diameter x Length 3.3 x 3.7 inches, approx. 21oz. / 83.4 x 93mm with weight approx. 600g.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

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

The-digital-picture reviews the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and writes;
“The Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Lens receives Canon’s 4-stop Hybrid Image Stabilization feature. If panning is detected, the 24-70 f/4 IS switches off stabilization in one direction. With an approaching-1:1 macro reproduction ratio, this lens will make good use of the HIS technology. “Hybrid IS detects both angular and shift movements when in macro mode.”"
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Photozone reviews the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and writes;
“It is very sharp throughout the range with no significant weakness at any mainstream setting including max. aperture. The very low amount degree of lateral CAs contributes to the high sharpness perception.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and writes;
“At 50mm, the same pattern emerges, with very high sharpness in the centre of the frame at maximum aperture, accompanied by lacklustre performance towards the edges of the frame. Very good sharpness is achieved across the frame between f/8 and f/11 for this focal length.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Kenrockwell reviews the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and writes;
“Autofocus is fast and nearly silent, as we take for granted with Canon. For the still subjects I shoot, it’s almost instantaneous.. This 24-70mm f/4 L IS is a great lens: super-sharp, reasonable distortion with Image Stabilization and great handling.”
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The-digital-picture reviews the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and writes;
“AF accuracy from this lens has been very good – performing well even in AI Servo mode. This lens focuses very quietly with a light “shhhh” heard during autofocusing.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Ephotozine reviews the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and writes;
“A constant f/4 aperture throughout the zoom range provides photographers with exceptional creative control, allowing blurring of the background of a scene at all focal lengths. A nine-blade circular iris also assists photographers in making their subjects stand out, delivering beautiful out of focus highlights (bokeh) in the background blur to add atmosphere to a shot.”
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Photoreview reviews the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and writes;
“Although relatively pricey, we found this lens to be a very good performer in a very competitive lens category. Able to produce sharp images throughout its zoom range, it offers a couple of useful features that will attract serious photographers looking for more versatility than some competing lenses provide.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Photo.net reviews the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and writes;
“It’s sharp wide open and that sharpness extends across the whole frame and across the whole focal length range. It does sharpen up a bit by stopping down to f5.6 or f8, but you certainly don’t need to stop down for sharp images.”
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Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and writes;
“Superfast AF performance is provided by a small, ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM). Working in combination with a high-performance CPU and advanced AF algorithms, USM technology enables accurate, silent and ultra-responsive auto focusing. Full-time manual focusing also enables adjustments to be made when AF is engaged.”
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Video Reviews

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Samples Images

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

- Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Sample Photos @ Flickr

- Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

- Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Sample Photos @ The-digital-picture

- Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Sample Photos @ Photoreview

Manual

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Features

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

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is a new standard zoom EF lenses that created for both professional and amateur photographers. It offers an essential everyday focal range that combined with a premium quality L-series construction producing consistently sharp, professional-quality stills in any shooting situations makes the lens is perfect for reportage and wedding photography. This lens also equipped with a new macro function that lets you create macro photography and shooting at a maximum magnification of 0.7x.

The lens offers first-class optical system that consists of two aspherical elements alongside two Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) lenses, each with optimised Super Spectra Coatings to minimise chromatic aberration, colour blurring and flare. While the constant f/4 aperture ensures users get an exceptional creative control, enabling blurring of the background of a scene at all focal lengths. There are nine-blade circular iris which make the subjects more stand out, producing beautiful out of focus highlights (bokeh) in the background blur.

Moreover, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is designed with an IS system for blur-free images throughout the zoom range. This system offers a 4-stop light advantage, while Hybrid IS effectively compensates for angular and shift shake during macro shooting for stable close ups. Featuring a small, ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), makes the lens has Superfast AF performance.

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

+ High image quality 24-70mm lens with f/4 aperture

+ Light weight design

+ Built in IS

+ Macro function

+ Dust / moisture resistant


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