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.
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...
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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...