Best Standard Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens, 82mm Filter Set, Cleaning Kit, Ritz Gear Photo Backpack and Accessory Bundle
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Boasting optics that are almost similar to the top of the line prime lenses, this lens has a flawless design and a weather sealed construction. It received a Gold Award and an 87% overall rating from the experts at DPReview. It is a versatile lens and can cover anything from portraits to landscapes. The results it produces are extremely sharp with beautiful colors. It has a precise and silent autofocus and is suggested for professional and serious enthusiast photographers looking for the best possible optics in an ‘everyday’ standard zoom lens.
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art
Yet another brilliant lens in this category made by Sigma which is the world’s first ever full frame F2 zoom lens and boasts Sigma’s latest technologies. It has manual focus (MF) override functionality and an optimized autofocus (AF) algorithm for smooth, fast, and accurate focusing. The excellent aperture paired with the all-rounder wide-angle 24035mm focal length enables the photographers to easily replace three common lenses, the 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm, with one piece of gear. It’s ideal for close-up shooting, portraits and deep-focus landscape photography.
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD
Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD Canon Mount AFA007C-700 (Model A007E)
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A mixture of drip-proof construction, great optics, great autofocus system and image stabilization technology makes this lens a great alternative to the much more expensive offerings from Canon, Nikon and Sony. It is the first fast standard zoom for full frame cameras to feature optical image stabilization. It received a Gold Award and an 85% overall rating from the critics at DPReview.
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