Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM


Lens Summary

Brand: Canon

Also Known As: Canon R 28-70mm f/2

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon RF

Release Date: 2018-09-05

MSRP Price: $2999.00

Made in: Japan

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Combining the versatility of a zoom with the speed typically reserved for a prime, the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM is a wide-angle to portrait-length lens distinguished by its impressively unique f/2 constant maximum aperture. This bright design yields excellent low-light performance along with enhanced control over depth of field for isolating subject matter. Ultra-Low Dispersion glass is employed in the optical design, and greatly reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to realize high clarity and color accuracy. Complementing the advanced optical properties is Canon's proven ring-type Ultrasonic Motor, which delivers fast and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus control. Additionally, unique to RF lenses, this 28-70mm incorporates a configurable Control Ring for intuitively adjusting exposure settings, including ISO, aperture, and exposure compensation, from the lens itself.

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Specifications

Lens Specifications
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Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length28-70mm
Mount TypeCanon RF
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Full Frame / APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio2.5x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.18x
Image Stabilizer (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)75°
Minimum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)34°
Optical Information
Lens Elements19
Lens Groups13
Diaphragm Blades9 (Rounded)
Low Dispersion Glass Elements2
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements1
Super Spectra CoatingYes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
UltraSonic Motor (USM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance1.28' / 39 cm
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size95 mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions4.09 x 5.50" / 103.8 x 139.8 mm
Weight3.15 lb / 1430 g
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesE-95 95mm Lens Cap, Lens Dust Cap RF, EW-103 Lens Hood, LP1424 Lens Case

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it is a lens monster, because it is very expensive, heavy, bulky, intrusive. But it is also a monster of sharpness, bokeh quality, af speed, lack of distortion, uniformity of rendering right up to the edges of the format. it is perhaps closer to the concept of a quartet of fixed light lenses than to that of a zoom. Essential for ceremonies, indoor events and even studio sessions. I’ve taken it everywhere, even on mountain walks, despite the weight: it does everything in its focal length range excellently. I have used a lot of fixed and bright lenses in the past, and this is the only zoom that really doesn’t make them regret it. It is a goal that justifies the purchase of an EOS R body.