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

EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

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

A versatile standard zoom well suited to full-frame EOS cameras and a variety of subjects

A versatile 24-70mm f/4 L-series lens with macro mode for up to 0.7x magnification. Ultrasonic AF provides fast, near-silent focusing. UD and aspherical elements deliver superb image quality.

  • Versatile zoom range for a variety of subjects
  • Macro mode for up to 0.7x magnification
  • Up to four-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Two aspherical and two UD lens elements
  • Fast ultrasonic AF
  • Sealed against dust and moisture
  • Nine-bladed aperture for soft bokeh

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Versatile zoom range

Tackle a variety of subjects from landscape to portrait to documentary. The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is an ideal standard lens for your full-frame Canon DSLR, featuring wide angle, standard and telephoto focal lengths and a constant f/4 maximum aperture that doesn’t change as the lens is zoomed.

Macro mode

A separate macro position on the zoom ring enables close focusing down to just 0.38m at any zoom position, and a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.7x life size.

Image Stabilizer technology

Shoot hand held in low-light conditions using shutter speeds that are up to four stops slower than usually recommended. Image Stabilizer (IS) technology detects automatically when a photographer is panning to follow moving objects and switches off stablisation in this direction. Hybrid IS detects both angular and shift movements when in macro mode.

High-performance optical design

Capture images of exceptional quality throughout the zoom range. Two types of aspherical lens element are used in combination with ultra-low dispersive (UD) elements to effectively eliminate optical aberrations. Super spectra coatings minimise glare and maximise contrast.

Advanced autofocus

Enjoy fast, near-silent autofocus thanks to a ring-type ultrasonic AF motor. Stay in control with full-time manual focus override.

Built to be tough

Keep shooting even in demanding conditions. The lens is sealed against dust and moisture and the use of fluoride coatings ensures lens elements are easy to clean.

Refined performance

A circular, nine-bladed aperture diaphragm helps generate smooth out-of-focus bokeh, letting your foreground subjects stand out with clarity.

Product specification


Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 74° - 29°. 53° - 19°30', 84° - 34°
Lens construction (elements/groups) 15/12
No. of diaphragm blades 9
Minimum aperture 22
Closest focussing distance (m) 0.38(Macro)
Maximum magnification (x) 0.7(at macro)
Distance Information Provided
Image stabilizer 4 stops
AF actuator Ring USM¹


Dust/moisture resistance* Yes
Filter diameter (mm) 77
Max. diameter x length (mm) 83.4 x 93
Weight (g) 600


Lens Cap E-77 II
Lens hood EW-83L
Lens case/pouch LP1219
Magnification Extension Tube EF12 II 0.44-0.18
Magnification Extension Tube EF25 II 0.72-0.40
Extender Compatiblity Not compatible
AF actuator ¹ Full time Manual focus
  • * Lenses with dust/moisture resistance are fitted with a rubber ring on the lens mount which may cause sligth abrasion of the camera mount.
  • This in no way effects either the lens or camera performance.
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Accessories & supplies

Extension Tube EF 12 II

When used with selected lenses, this 12mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

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  • Extension Tube EF 25 II

    When used with selected lenses, this 25mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

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  • Lens hood EW-83L

    Prevent stray light from entering a lens, keeping unwanted glare from affecting your photos.

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  • Lens Cap E-77II

    Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

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  • Dust Cap E

    Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

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  • Polarising Filter PL-C B 77mm

    A polarising filter for lenses with a 77mm diameter filter thread.

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  • Protect Filter 77mm

    Protects the front element of lenses from dirt and damage. Fits lenses with a filter thread of 77mm.

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  • Lens pouch LP1219

    Protective soft case for selected EF lenses.

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