Canon RF 28-70mm F/2 L USM Short Review
The Canon RF 28-70mm F/2 L USM MSRPs at $2,999, which is a pretty steep price to pay for a standard zoom lens. To put that into perspective, Sony’s FE 24-70 mm F2.8 G Master lens for its A- and E-mount full-frame cameras is $800 less, Nikon’s Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S for its Z-mount mirrorless system is $700 less, and the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD is only a fraction of that price at $800.
However, this lens comes pretty close to perfection, with a lot of great features and excellent image quality, and what’s there to dislike aren’t really deal-breakers. That is, it’s massive size doesn’t get in the way of shooting, things like fringing, flare, and ghosting are extremely well-controlled, and that fair amount of vignetting is quickly fixed in Lightroom.
On the other side of those, you’re getting very sharp and clean images with beautiful colors. You’re also getting weather-sealing, fast and accurate AF, a large minimum aperture that’s constant throughout the focal length range, beautiful bokeh and, of course, the versatility that a standard zoom lens affords.
Sure, there are a number of more affordable rivals out there. But if you’ve just invested into the Canon EOS R system, you’ll want the Canon RF 28-70mm F/2 L USM in your bag if you want a versatile lens that takes incredible images. You’re just going to have to save up for it.