The Canon USA store has stock of the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM, which like most RF mount lenses, it is hard to come by when you want one.
Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Key Features
- Bright, Constant f/2.0 Zoom Lens
- L-series Lens with High Image Quality
- Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
- 12 pin Communication System
- Dust- and Water-resistant with Fluorine Coating
- Air Sphere Coating (ASC) Minimizes Lens Flare and Ghosting
- Two UD Elements and One Super UD Element
- Zoom Focal Length: Focal Length: 28-70mm
Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM $2999
Love the fact that you can shoot at f/2 at all focal lengths and get stunning sharp images.
And, I still bought the RF 85 f/1.2 and the RF70-200 f/2.8 as its all about the distance to the subject... :)
Can't thank you both enough for your commentary about the RF28-70 lens and your experiences with it. Caused me to have an Ah Ha moment and rethink my purchase of it, especially after my similar experience with the RF 100-500 lens. Great lens but gets a little tiring lugging it around on a photo shoot for a few hrs. Using a Peak design or Spiderpro hand strap makes the process much easier and far less fatiguing but worry about the possible long term stress this may put on the R6 mount, when holding in rest position, walking around with the lens pointed toward the ground. So, for now, in lieu of buying the RF 28-70, will just stick with using my RF24-105, while I wait for my new RF14-35 to arrive. Then, if necessary, I may consider the RF24-70 F2.8 down the road. So, thank you gentlemen, you just saved me spending $3000.00 on a lens having huge size and weight constraints that would probably have caused that lens to just sit on the shelf.
To be honest, I thought I wanted the best of the best... but I really 'needed' a lens in that range I could travel with and the 24-70/2.8L fit that better than the 28-70/2L would. I would rather travel with the 24-70 + 50/1.2L (or the 24-70 alone) than the 28-70.
The thing is the lens is a tool... it has to both fit a need and justifiable usage time. For me... I needed a zoom to cover this range. I wanted L glass. I wanted fast. I wanted mobility. I had all 3 contenders at some point (24-105/4L, 28-70/2L, & 24-70/2.8L) and the 24-70 was the winner in my eyes. Do I still wish I had the 28-70/2L or even the 24-105/4L sure... I have use cases for those... but it comes down to 'how often'. If money was no object, I would have all 3 no doubt about it.
Also, for point of reference. I prefer how the 100-500 lens feels in hand over the 28-70.
Nice! I'm just curious where you picked this lens up? Did you order and have to wait a long time?
Side note: it's been kind of a fiasco on the canon shop website. The last couple days it's shown in stock and I even tried to order it, but when go to order it, it said back ordered and got email notification stating as such. I called and had that order canceled but I have it on order from earlier and am hopeful that it won't take too long to get mine.
Nice. I should have ordered sooner, but my back order is in place so I don’t lose my place in line. Though it’s strange, even now when I checked, it says “In Stock” but I don’t think that’s the case actually. Their website is kind of aggravating. I am hoping that it won‘t be on back order for very long. I suppose I can wait for a while, however I am just eager to get it.