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Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

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Overall 9
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Design 10
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Value for money 8
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Features 10
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Performance 9
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Picture quality 9
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Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

What Digital Camera
16 July 2009
  • Excerpt: At almost £2000, this pricey L series optic puts in as good a performance as expected
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Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
6 June 2009
  • Summary: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM is a very solid ultra wide angle prime, easily one of the best ultra wide primes in native Canon EF mount. This does not mean that the lens is without any flaws - vignetting, flare, color fringing and distortion are all present to varying degree and can cause some annoyance. On the other hand, image resolution is simply outstanding on both APS-C as well as FF cameras.
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REVIEW: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review

photodo
18 May 2009
  • Excerpt: An ultra-wide angle lens, which sports a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 and silent focusing with full-time manual focus override. This lens certainly isn't inexpensive, being available for around £1850. In this review we'll take a look at how it performs and whether the premium price is justified.
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Lens Test: Canon 14mm f/2.8L II USM AF

Pop Photo
14 May 2009
  • Excerpt: A full-frame 14mm f/2.8 has been an anchor of Canon's premier L-series lens line for a quarter-century. This new upgrade, Version II ($2,199, street), has a second aspheric element and two elements of ultra-low-dispersion glass. Coatings to suppress reflections from a digital sensor are also new; so are gaskets and seals for better dust and moisture resistance. Equal to a 21mm on a DSLR with an APS-sized sensor, it has a near-fisheye 114-degree angle of view.
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Expert Review

photo.net
12 July 2008
  • Excerpt: Canon makes a nice little 14/2.8L lens. It isn't really very useful most of the time. Its exposed half-dome front element will keep you in constant fear of water, grime, fingers, and the rest of the world. It costs $2,319.00 (B&H Photo, October 1995). I bought one. Why? My old girlfriends would tell you "Simple; sexual inadequacy." Fortunately, they aren't writing my Web pages, so I can add my own explanation: the world is getting to be a wider and wider place.
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Overall 10
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Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens

The Digital Picture
29 October 2007
  • Excerpt: The Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens is currently my favorite ultra-wide angle EF lens . For many years, my preferred full-frame-capable ultra-wide angle lens was the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Lens and then its replacement, the even better (at the wide end at least) Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens . While this lens remains more versatile, the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens delivers even better image quality.
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You?ve got the whole world in your hands (almost)

Consumer Electronics Net
26 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Canons new EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM lens, an ultra-wide angle, is going have a lot of architectural, sports and press photographers lined up at the counter with their checkbooks or charge cards in hand. Canon had a tough design job to tackle to try and improve on the EF 14mms venerable and well thought of predecessor, which was introduced in late 1991.
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Canon’s EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Lens

Shutterbug
1 May 2001
  • Excerpt: The expansive coverage of a 14mm lens may be more than you think you need. But you'd be surprised to discover that it reveals a world of possibilities that might otherwise escape you. While it certainly is ideal when shooting in open country, a super-wide lens can do wonders in tight quarters. To check out this lens, and along the way explore the potential of this focal...
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
12 November 2013
  • Excerpt: An ultra-wide angle lens, which sports a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 and silent focusing with full-time manual focus override. This lens certainly isn't inexpensive, being available for around £1850. In this review we'll take a look at how it performs and whether the premium price is justified.
  • Pros: Great build quality, Excellent sharpness in the centre, Relatively lightweight
  • Cons: Expensive, especially when compared to alternatives, Sharpness towards the edges of the frame could be better
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EF 14 mm f/2.8L USM II

LensTip.com
17 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Almost every producer which has ever offered full frame optics, strives to have at least one fixed-focal ultra wide angle lens with rectilinear projection (so preserving straight lines) in their line-up. The most often it is a 14 mm f/2.8 piece of equipment. It is an interesting device, which, on full frame, offers a very wide angle of view reaching 114.2 degrees.
  • Cons: weak image quality on the edge of full frame in the wide range of apertures,, distinct lateral chromatic aberration even near frame centre,, noticeable distortion on full frame,, pronounced astigmatism,, visible coma in the corners of full frame,, high vignetting on full frame,, no possibility of using filters,, very weak possibilities/price ratio.
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