The Canon EF 24-70 f/4L is a professional grade zoom lens. Suitable for covering a wide variety of areas, including wedding photography, landscape photography, portraiture, street and fashion photography.
Smaller and lighter than its f/2.8L stablemate, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L also has a constant aperture and is sharp throughout its entire zoom range. Utilising Canon image stabilisation for four stops of compensation, the 24-70mm f/4L will allow creators to use slower shutter speeds for gathering more light in challenging, ambient and low-light conditions, even when shooting handheld. Featuring a 9-blade aperture design, it also produces beautiful out-of-focus highlights, delivering a typical DSLR shallow depth-of-field look. The 24-70mm f/4L allows users to create beautiful separation between the subject and the foreground and background.
Weather-sealed and constructed from premium metal and glass, the 24-70mm f/4L shines particularly when paired with a full-frame DSLR camera such as the EOS 6D Mark II or 5D Mark IV. However, it will also work very well with APS-C Canon DSLR cameras without the need for an adapter or converter. When paired with a smaller sensor camera, such as the Canon 80D or 7D Mark II, this lens will produce a focal range closer to 38.4-112mm; losing width but gaining reach. This is worth considering if you own a cropped sensor camera but still want the quality offered by the 24-70mm f/4L.
The ring-type Ultrasonic motor of the 24-70mm f/4L delivers fast, accurate and near silent autofocusing. But it also offers manual override so that users can take over control of focusing without having to physically turn off the autofocusing function. A dedicated macro position on the zoom ring further extends the capabilities of this lens to deliver close focusing down to 0.38m with a macro reproduction ratio of 0.7x life size.
A popular choice with professional photographers and filmmakers, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L USM is a fantastic investment for anyone who is keen to build their kit and requires a more affordable, compact and lightweight alternative to the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II. If you add this lens to your collection it will hold its value well and provide many years of use, offering premium build and image quality for both stills and video.