Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II

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The Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II is the update to the extremely popular Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L. Its redesigned optics produce images that are sharp throughout the zoom range, with chromatic and spherical aberrations held to a minimum. It’s smaller in size and weight than its predecessor, has improved weather sealing, and features smudge and fingerprint-resistant Fluorine coating on both front and rear-exposed elements.

Many photographers will attach it and almost never change lenses. Its fast f/2.8 aperture allows for low-light event shooting as well as a shallow depth-of-field required for portraiture. If you prefer a zoom lens to a prime, this is the Cadillac of standard zooms.

One big change to note is the increased filter size to an 82mm thread, which is up from the original’s 77mm filter size.

Warning: We’ve noticed some issues with discount-brand slim filters, so we recommend staying away from them with this lens. For more details, you can check out our blog post here.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

If I say there are 4 billion stars in the Milky Way, everyone accepts that. If I say the paint is wet, everyone checks for themselves. I’m not sure which path people are going to take with this statement: This is the best standard-range zoom ever made. By any manufacturer. Ever. It’s not close.

It’s also the most expensive 24-70 f/2.8 zoom made, but there’s a reason for that. Resolution is as good as most prime lenses throughout the zoom range. Distortion is low. Focusing is very quick and accurate.

If you need the absolute best, then this is what you need. That being said, there are a lot of very good choices in this range: Canon 24-105 f/4L IS, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8, and the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC. All of them are very, very good. They just aren’t quite as good as this one.

January, 2013

Filter Size
82mm (nonrotating front element)
1.77 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.25 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
84° – 34°
Zoom method
barrel extending, zoom-lock switch
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Inner focusing with ring-type USM motor,full-time manual
Aperture Blades
9, curved
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Yes, and front and rear element have fluorine coating
Flare resistance
All elements have Canon’s Super Spectra coating
Canon EF
Crop, Full frame
  • Lens w/ front and rear caps
  • Lens pouch

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Lenscap+ Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $14.00 $59.00 $73.00 $24.33
4 days $15.00 $63.00 $78.00 $19.50
7 days $20.00 $84.00 $104.00 $14.86
10 days $26.00 $113.00 $139.00 $13.90
14 days $34.00 $147.00 $181.00 $12.93
21 days $46.00 $197.00 $243.00 $11.57
30 days $58.00 $248.00 $306.00 $10.20
45 days $75.00 $323.00 $398.00 $8.84
60 days $88.00 $378.00 $466.00 $7.77
90 days $113.00 $487.00 $600.00 $6.67
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $9.00 $59.00 $68.00 $22.67
4 days $10.00 $63.00 $73.00 $18.25
7 days $13.00 $84.00 $97.00 $13.86
10 days $18.00 $113.00 $131.00 $13.10
14 days $23.00 $147.00 $170.00 $12.14
21 days $31.00 $197.00 $228.00 $10.86
30 days $38.00 $248.00 $286.00 $9.53
45 days $50.00 $323.00 $373.00 $8.29
60 days $59.00 $378.00 $437.00 $7.28
90 days $75.00 $487.00 $562.00 $6.24
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $59.00 $19.67
4 days $63.00 $15.75
7 days $84.00 $12.00
10 days $113.00 $11.30
14 days $147.00 $10.50
21 days $197.00 $9.38
30 days $248.00 $8.27
45 days $323.00 $7.18
60 days $378.00 $6.30
90 days $487.00 $5.41

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