The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is the perfect zoom to complement full-frame DSLRs like the EOS 6D. With 2 aspheric and 2 UD elements, the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM delivers high- quality images with excellent detail throughout the entire zoom range. A 9-blade circular diaphragm delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds. It offers a minimum focusing distance of 1.25 ft./0.38m across the entire zoom range and has a macro mode at the telephoto end with up to 0.7x magnification (minimum focusing distance becomes 7.87 in./0.2m) and is easily accessible with a one-touch switch. It features a Hybrid IS system with up to 4 stops of stabilization, compensating for both angular and shift types of camera shake, delivering effective stabilization even in macro. Inner focusing and ring-type USM deliver, fast, quiet AF, and full-time manual focus is available for manual focusing even while in AF mode. The durable EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is sealed for excellent dust and water resistance plus has fluorine coating on the front and rear elements reducing smears and fingerprints. Compact and lightweight, it’s the perfect L-series lens for photographers on the go.
Versatility & Superb Quality combined
I wanted to buy a lens which I can leave on the camera most of the time and capture great images with. The standard zoom lens was missing in my collection as I shoot mostly with primes and a telephoto L zoom lens so I decided to do some research. After deciding that the 2.8ii would be too expensive and the 24-105 being too outdated I then proceeded to look at the 24-70 F4 IS. The new F4 IS seems to fit my needs perfectly - a small but high quality zoom that's built to a high standard along with a useful macro mode. After buying the lens and taking some photos with it in the field I can safely say that this lens delivers in terms of overall color, contrast, sharpness, etc. It is a bit softer wide open at 50mm but it's not a deal breaker and is still highly usable. Recommended without reservations.
May 17, 2014
I like the lens especially that i shoot landscape (Daytime) and i don't need the F2.8 . It gives very sharp images.
May 14, 2014
I have five lens for my 6D, but often a photo outing demands choosing one lens. Generally it is this lens for me. I find the sharpness outstanding, and f/4 is adequate for my needs. Of course the macro function is disadvantaged by the limited working distance, but I have been able to work with it very well. The macro image quality is superb, and since I often brace for focal plane stability with an extended finger, the short distance can even be an advantage. As I review my macro images, I have more favorites by my 24-70 than my 100, because I am usually with my 24-70!
April 17, 2014
Great zoom lens
Bought this lens to use with EOS 6D. Couldn't be happier. IS and max F/4 aperture keeps less experienced photographers out of trouble. Image quality is first rate. Reasonably light, great vacation lens. Had this lens for a year now, use it as the main lens for my 6D.
February 20, 2014