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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Wide Angle Lens - Fixed
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- Lens not zoomable
- Minimum focus Distance is 0.8ft
- Focal Length -24 mm
|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||EW-83K|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Included Components||Front & Rear Lens Caps, EW-83D II Lens Hood,|
|Item Dimensions||3.7 x 3.7 x 3.43 inches|
|Item Display Weight||20 pounds|
|Item Weight||1.43 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.25 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.4|
|Maximum Focal Length||24 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||24 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||8|
|Number of Elements||13|
|Number of Groups||10|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||84 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||2.15 pounds|
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|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic|
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|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 millimeters||52 millimeters||49 millimeters||58 millimeters||72 millimeters|
The Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens is a venerable wide-angle prime lens that provides sharpness and impressive performance at all settings. Its large maximum aperture of f/1.4 allows for superb low-light photographs, and its circular aperture and narrow depth of field provide pleasing background blur. It is the ideal tool for photojournalists, landscape and event photographers, and anyone who enjoys taking images from a wider perspective. This version "II" improves greatly over its predecessor with the addition of two high-precision aspheric lenses, which correct aberration including curvature of field and distortion. Chromatic aberration common in wide-angle shooting is also reduced by the inclusion of two UD lenses, which ensure optimum image quality and corner-to-corner detail. The EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM features Canon's near-silent Ultra Sonic Motor (USM), which provides super-fast auto-focusing with full-time manual override. The floating internal focus system also helps maintain high image quality throughout the focal range. FEATURES: SWC (Sub Wavelength Coating) - The anti-reflective SWC (Sub Wavelength Coating) differs from conventional coatings by using a much finer structure, which minimizes ghosting and flaring across the lens surface, regardless of the angle with which light enters or exits. Ring-Type USM Motor - Canon's very best autofocusing mechanisms are in place, permitting full-time manual focusing override without requiring a switchover from AF to MF mode. L-Series - Canon's "L-Series" designation indicates that this lens meets their highest quality standards with excellent color reproduction and edge to edge sharpness
From the Manufacturer
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM II Wide Angle Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras Canon's newest fixed length L-series lens, the EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM, incorporates the newest in Canon lens technology for spectacular sharpness and impressive performance at all settings. It features two high-precision, large-diameter aspherical lenses for sharpness across the sensor, even in peripheral areas of full-frame sensors.For any further queries please contact Canon’s Customer Support Number @ 800-652-2666
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Top Customer Reviews
The lens is sharp sharp sharp. In full crop, it is sharper than my 50mm f/1.2 and 70-200mm f/2.8, or any lens I own. Even at wide open.
24mm in FF is a great focal length for walking around. Especially when you are in a crowded environment. You can get really up and close with your subject, because the minimum focus distance is very short.
Great construction, very solid build, complete with rubber gasket. What more can you ask for in a lens ? AND it uses a 77mm filter, so you can reuse that 70-200 filter.
It does vignette a little, but it is so even and natural, they just look beautiful.
If there is only one lens I can take with me to everywhere ... This would be it.
If you are in the market for a short prime, get this !
Some sample shot shoot in f/1.4 f/5.6 and f/22
I have had the 16-35mm ii and 24-105mm as well, all well-regarded lenses. I thought it would be fun to compare them. It should be no surprise that this lens exceeds both of them in all respects, image quality, color saturation, distortion, sharpness, chromatic aberration, etc. This is as it should be, given the 24mm being a prime.
If landscaping is your thing or you commonly shoot between f/5.6 and f/22, the 16-35mm @ 24mm (actually, the sweet spot on that lens) fared fairly well, but still short, with regard to picture quality versus this lens - these lenses cost about the same. The added versatility of the zoom also might sway some people to that lens as well. From f/1.4 through f/5.6 apertures, this 24mm prime wins hands-down however - chromatic aberration, contrast, color saturation and (outstanding wow!) sharpness were clearly superior. The 24-105mm is a good general purpose lens, but did not keep up at any respective focal length or aperture setting - possibly that's why they introduced the new 24-70 IS recently.
Bokeh, while not as creamy/dreamy as the 50L or certainly the 85L or 135L, is not unpleasant. Weight & size are very reasonable - it feels solid as opposed to heavy. Construction is robust as you'd expect from Canon's L-series and has full weather-proofing when you add a filter (I've had this lens out in a rain/sleet/snow storm with no problems). It has a close minimum focus distance which is a pleasant surprise and useful, with its 24mm focal length can also cause some interesting perspective shots.
A few other things are worth mentioning: You may need to perform a micro-adjustment to your autofocus. There is some vignetting and corner softness at wide apertures, both clear up quickly by f/2.0 - for some this might be a desirable trait and for others not so much.
If you're looking for the best 24mm lens for apertures at f/4 or wider, this is the ticket - albeit a pricey one. I like this lens a lot, fun for just walking around with in both good and limited light.
Good Luck & Happy Shooting!
January 2013 Update - More in love with this lens than the day I bought it. I sold the 16-35mm f/2.8 II, while not a slouch by any means, but this lens is so much better in every regard. The former has severe barrel-distortion from 16-20mm which was quite noticeable on full frame.
October 2013 Update - I've had a chance to use the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II a lot recently and wanted to give one more comparison. The resolution and sharpness on the two different lenses is pretty close at similar apertures - meaning, both lenses are wicked, wicked sharp. With the TS, you gain some optical quality however - while the EF (this lens) has excellent distortion and aberration control, the TS is nearly distortion and aberration free, a truly remarkable achievement. The most obvious benefit of the TS is perspective control via its tilt and shift features. The TS has an even closer focus distance than the EF, giving it a healthy magnification. With the TS, you give up autofocus, weather sealing, and a wide aperture. My only suggestion for improvement is the same for both lenses, add an additional blade on the aperture so as to cause more interesting starbursts. These are two different tools and the performance of each is extraordinary.
The focus ring is very smooth, and it has a decent amount of throw in it when going from closet focus to infinity focus. Auto focus is very quick and accurate which allows me to just worry about framing or quick shooting. On my 70D, the live view/movie focusing really is amazing. It's fast, accurate, and quiet. If compared to a hand focused video you would be able to tell the difference with the favor going to the auto-focused.
There is one thing that has caught my eye with this lens, and it's something that has bothered me sometimes. When shooting a close to semi close subject with a brighter background, the blown out highlights draw attention to themselves. This goes along the lines of other "subjective" wants and preferences with photography, so it's up to you as to whether or not it's a big deal. The attached picture shows an example of the issue if look you at the grass on the right but it also shows the sharpness if you look the closest eye.
All that being said, even with the (to me anyway) eye distracting Bokeh, I love my 24mm f/1.4L II USM. It's by far my favorite lens out of all of the ones that have crossed my path with the legendary 135mm f/2L USM coming in an equally solid 2nd.
The lesson I've learned is that the wider the angle, the harder it is to blur things outside of my range of focus.
The video work I do often required a wide angle lens like this... so the f/1.4 does the trick.
My other favorite prime lens is the 50mm f/1.4 which blurs things even more easily. If I can use that focal length, but often, this 24mm saves the day.
Also, I LOVE using this lens in dark settings. my other lens' were getting a ton of noise because I had to turn the sensitivity way up (between ISO 3200 to 6400). With this lens, my ISO was at 200... WOW!