Here’s the RF 24-70mm f/2.8L vs EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II comparison. Many Canon EOS R system mirrorless camera users wonder whether they should replace their EF lenses with RF versions or use EF lenses with the adapter?
Let’s take a look at the differences between the RF 24-70mm f/2.8L and the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lenses.
Is there a qualitative difference between the RF 24-70 and the decade-old EF 24-70 II? I was curious to find out, so I photographed the world’s largest junkyard of vintage cars (~4500 rusting vehicles across six miles) using both lenses on the Canon EOS R5.
The Canon RF 24-70 F2.8L IS USM is a standard zoom lens for the company’s full-frame mirrorless system. It has a whopping 21 elements, including 3 aspherical and 3 UD elements. It uses a Nano USM motor to drive the focus group quickly and quietly. The minimum focus distance of the lens is 21cm at wide-angle and 38cm at telephoto. The 24-70’s image stabilizer can reduce shake by up to 5 stops, according to Canon. The lens weighs in at 900 grams and, like all ‘L’ lenses, is rugged and weather-sealed.
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