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8.1 out of 10

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM

This ultra-wide-angle lens has the shortest focal length in the Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing Colors and Contrast, Soft Corners Wide Open

Matt S, Amazon
31 January 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this lens on a whim-- I saw a great deal I just couldn't pass up, and you know what? I'm happy with it. I shoot mainly landscapes with my 5DIII and I wanted a lens with a wide view that lacked the fisheye distortion-- and this lens does just that. Anyways, I'll just cut to the chase: 1) Amazing colors and contrast. Straight out of the camera I was blown away with how vibrant it looked. 2) Crazy wide field of view.
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Overall 10
10

Very Wide!

Madcow, Amazon
27 February 2012
  • Summary: I use this lens for underwater photography, and have nothing but good things to say about its performance. Being close to an object is the most critical component of underwater photography, and the details of large animals that this lens is able to capture is truly amazing. If your in the market for a lens like this you probably already have a very good idea what your looking for, and this lens will not let you down.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Todd Klassy, Fredmiranda
5 October 2010
  • Conclusion: The first generation of the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM is a fun lens. Some would call it a boutique lens (or niche lens), but it is a nice lens to have for large, sweeping landscape photographs and unique angles of view. Having this lens in my camera bag allows me to take photographs that few other photographers have, making my photographs more unique, and as a result, more marketable. Image quality is very good, but not super exceptional..
  • Pros: Wonderful wide lens, unique angles, good color rendition, fun lens.
  • Cons: Softer in the corners, some chromatic aberration, non-detachable hood.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EF 14mm f 2.8L

Pano Buff, Amazon
27 April 2009
  • Summary: This lens works like I would expect to see in a premium Canon lens. I wish I could have spent a few extra bucks for the upgraded version.
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Overall 8
8.0

updated 14mm EF lens available

Lawrence A Team "A team member", Amazon
5 October 2008
  • Summary: This lens has been replaced by updated new EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM which offers better distortion control and higher contrast. Improvement is worthwhile.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

edwardzeltser, Fredmiranda
22 July 2008
  • Conclusion: Sharp, fast, excellent build quality. Noticeable edge distortion (what would you expect from this focal length?) To see some samples on 5D please go to http://edzeltserphoto.com , Clients, Lenses, Canon 14mm
  • Pros: Fast, amazingly sharp from f3.2 on 5D
  • Cons: A bit pricey
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

lextalionis, Fredmiranda
12 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Honestly $2000 is hard to justify on this lens. Don't get me wrong, it a very nice lens and IQ is definitely very good among its class. Here are some sample shots taken with a 5D (take note to some comparison shots between the MkII version and this lens, interesting finds with flare and soft edges): Sample Photos -Roy
  • Pros: Great rectilinear wide angle and fun to use.
  • Cons: Bulbous front element, prone to flare, rear element very exposed and high cost.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

neridah, Fredmiranda
7 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Outstanding lens despite the Version II release this still packs serious punch....
  • Pros: Sharp-image quality-Build
  • Cons: Nil
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Fredmiranda
29 November 2007
  • Conclusion: It is not as bad as often told, but it´s far from excellent... Better as most of the other 14mm Lenses, but it can´t compare with the new one.
  • Pros: Well build, low distorsion, quite sharp even at 2.8,
  • Cons: strongest CA I have ever seen, very soft in the edges, flare!
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Overall 10
10

User Review

pascal03, Fredmiranda
28 September 2007
  • Conclusion: I was skeptical before I purchased this lens. In addition to the extreme cost, almost all reviews on just about every forum/article indicated that this lens was lacking optically. I decided to go ahead and buy this lens anyway as my other options were the Sigma 14mm f2.8 or the Tamron 14mm f2.8 or the Sigma 12-24 f4.5-5.6. I have owned the Sigma 14mm f2.8 as well as the Sigma 12-24mm.
  • Pros: Excellent build quality, optically very good, quick AF (although not necessary), rectilinear lens works very well on full frame or crop body. Widest rectilinear prime lens available for a full frame Canon EF Mount
  • Cons: Can get a bit pricey, front element is exposed as are most such lenses. No ability to use filters (again, common to such lenses)
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