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Canon RF 28-70mm F2L USM Full-Frame Lens (2018)

MSRP 3099 USDNeoscore 52%NEX score 86%

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Product Overview

Canon RF 28-70mm F2L USM is a flagship standard zoom lens for Canon RF-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Canon in 2018, it has 19 elements in 13 groups.
Like most zoom lenses, the Canon RF 28-70mm F2L USM is externally-zooming. For incremental weathers, Canon is kind enough to include weather sealing.
A standard zoom lens with relatively bright maximum aperture, the Canon RF 28-70mm F2L USM can be a key piece in a photographer's arsenal, though some may prefer prime lenses in this focal range.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 52% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Exceptional f/2 zoom
  • Superb sharpness
  • Weather-sealed
  • Versatile multi-control ring
Cons
  • Large and heavy
  • External zoom without zoom lock

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 86% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Impressive f2 focal ratio
  • Incredibly bright f2
Cons
  • No optical stabilisation
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Standard Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Mount
Canon RF-mount
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
19 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
UD + aspherical elements, Air Sphere, SWC and fluorine coatings groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
95 mm / 3.74 in
Size | Diameter
104 mm / 4.09 in
Size | Length
140 mm / 5.51 in
Weight
1430 g / 50.53 oz

Function

Angle Of View
75.4° Diagonal | 65.5° Horizontal | 46.4° Vertical (wide) ~ 34.4° Diagonal | 28.8° Horizontal | 19.5° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/2 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
28 mm ~ 70 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.18x
Min Focus Distance
390 mm / 15.35 in

Production

Debut
2018-09-05

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The Canon RF 28-70mm f2L USM is a general-purpose zoom for Canon’s EOS R full-frame mirrorless system boasting an industry-leading f2 focal ratio. The lens itself is unapologetically hefty, weighing just under 1.5kg and making other RF lenses look compact in comparison. But the lack of image stabilisation means portrait and event shooters will love the chance to deploy that extra stop of light gathering power.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Impressive f2 focal ratio
  • Incredibly bright f2
Cons
  • No optical stabilisation

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Canon RF 28-70mm f2L USM review so far. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/canon-rf-28-70mm-f2l-usm-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-26.

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