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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Lens for Canon SLR Cameras (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- EF mount; wide-angle lens
- Inner focusing; floating system
- 24mm focal length
- f/2.8 maximum aperture
- Overall linear extension system with Autofocus drive
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|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Item Dimensions||88.9 x 3.58 x 4 inches|
|Item Weight||0.75 pounds|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||24 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35 mm FF|
|Minimum Focal Length||24 mm|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||58 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||84 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||0.71 pounds|
From the Manufacturer
Another superb ultra-wide-angle choice, with floating optics for superior performance throughout its focus range and a fast f/2.8 aperture that makes it a great alternative to a zoom lens for low-light shooting. Its rear-group focusing system reaches down to less than 10 inches (0.25m).
Wide and Fast
If you need an ultra-wide angle and a large aperture, one of the following lenses will fit the bill. Ultra-wide-angle lenses can capture scenes beyond your natural field of vision. The EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, the widest of them all, has a 180∞ angle of view. For more normal-looking wide-angle shots, there are longer wide-angle lenses up to 35mm with the maximum aperture you need.
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Top Customer Reviews
I learned about "cheap" with this lens - broke the focus ring the day after delivery. But I blame myself too, and the replacement's given me no trouble, though I think my first one was a bit sharper than the second. (Update: calibration of the replacement optimized my performance to match or exceed that first one that I broke. It now performs *very well* wide-open at f/2.8, and beyond belief at f/5.6.)
By many standards, this lens will match or exceed zoom lens of comparable price (as a prime lens should). Autofocus is a little buzzy, but the main time you'll notice is when it loses its bearing and suddenly lurches way off target. Mostly, focuses quickly enough and well. Some chromatic aberration in worst-case scenarios, but nothing awful or unexpected. Vignetting, even on a 1.6x crop, can be noticeable, mainly in sky shots, but gradual rather than sudden. (Might be unacceptably worse on a full-frame camera.) Undue distortion seems minimal - haven't really checked but also haven't really noticed, if you see what I mean. Flare seems average, perhaps better than one would expect from such wide glass. (I've never had a shot blown out, even with the sun in the shot.) Bokeh is nonchalant, not dreamy but never intrusive.
But at the price, the positives make up for the negative and "average" tendencies. It's vibrantly colorful and contrasty almost to a fault. Hard light is a little more challenging with this lens, a little more tricky to balance exposure between highlights and shadows. It can be softish wide-open, but very unobjectionably - have rarely regretted shooting at f/2.8.Read more ›
It is surprisingly good. Not excellent, but sufficient. I already have a very good 24mm, an old Olympus 24mm f/2.8 that I use with an adapter, and although Canon's lens isn't quite as sharp it's more practical to use, on account of it having autofocus and an automatic aperture. I don't have to keep checking live view when I focus closer than infinity. I like the 24mm focal length, and with a 5D MkII I can always crop down to something approximating 35mm without too much loss of resolution.
Physically it's a solid unit that doesn't rotate or extend. It doesn't feel weak and I have subsequently thrust it into bags and taken it out and about without breaking it. The autofocus is buzzy but the focus travel is very short, so it's not a problem. The manual focus ring is dire and I have only used it when shooting video.Read more ›
I have to say that I am very happy with the lens and it is very sharp and pleasing overall. I really have no complaints at all except that the focus ring seems a little cheap. The focus is fast, accurate and consistent.
After using this lens for many pictures I feel like I should let everyone know how it is working out for me. So far the lens is working great and hasn't given me any problems after 1000+ images. The copy I received seems very sharp all across the image. I had the chance to compare it to a 17-55 f2.8 lens and I must say that it had pretty much the same if not better image quality. Considering the price difference I would say that it is well worth it for the person on a budget.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My widest prime is the EF 24 2.8. I purchased it new in 1990, so it's stood the test of time. There are lots of things to like about this lens: small, light, close focusing (25cm),... Read morePublished 18 months ago by P.K. Frary
(1) The older I get, and I'm very old, the heavier my my photo gear seems to become -- largely for the glass in my relatively fast zoom lenses. Read morePublished on December 20, 2013 by gr8ful
Great buy for the money. Very usable and performs like a more expensive lense. I would recommend this for those looking for a good multipurpose wide angle lense without the super... Read morePublished on June 21, 2013 by Charles
This is a good prime lens. Great for those wide shots you need at weddings. Focus is good, and is very lite.Published on June 10, 2013 by NickHibb
great lens, my wife & i run a photo booth service with our photography company & have found this to be the ideal lens for what we were looking for, love it & use it all the time. Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by Isaac M. Carter
Just what I wanted. The Lens does just what I expected for a wide angle lens. the f/2.8 works well for me.Published on January 31, 2013 by barton klatt
Good for the price. I don't mind the buzzing when focusing. A good step up from the kit lens 18-55mm. Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by Julia Young
I like this lens a lot. Great glass, nice wide view. Not much else to say about it. It is a solid, sturdy lens.Published on December 11, 2012 by 1234