Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
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Chris Clifton, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Just got this last month. I've taken a few thousand shots with it so far in a multitude of scenarios. I mount it on a 5D Mark III. If your looking for really nice SUPER wide angle shots, this is what you need. It's more than perfect for architectural shots, especially those in close quarters where you need to grab everything in the room. With a full frame sensor it will take a subject in focus, 8 feet wide from only 2 feet away. Crazy.
Excerpt: Fantastic lens for interior pictures. No noticeable barrel distortion, great image quality. I had been using a Nikon 14-24 but was getting frustrated spending time correcting the barrel distortion. The Canon 14/2.8L II doesn't need any correction for barrel distortion and it seems to be a little sharper than the Nikon. When taking multiple pictures for HDR the camera/lens can be left in AF.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Insignificant Distortion
Excerpt: Performs as expected for an L series lens.<br />The only real drawback for me is noticeable chromatic abberation, particularly around the perimeter of the image. More pronounced at f2.8 and f4.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use this for very large product photography and also commercially for room layout shooting. I was skeptical at first but my concerns were very soon calmed with the first shoot. The results were stunning from corner to corner and edge to edge. Thank heavens I decided to go for it.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: For an ultra wide, this lens is seriously sharp. Obviously sharper then my 16-35mm f/2.8L II. It is a wide angle so there is always going to be distortion but this lens handles it very well. Be very careful with the front element, because of how far the front element bows out (There is no way, that I have found, to protect it while shooting). None the less with the exception of the price, I could not be happier with this lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Sharp