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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

Canon's newest fixed length L-series lens, the EF 24mm f/1.4L II Read more

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Lens Test: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM AF

Pop Photo
5 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Canon's third version of its 24mm f/1.4 full-framer (the first was the 1979 FD), this $1,700 (street) prime remains the fastest wide-angle lens for both film and digital SLRs, scaling up to the equivalent of 38.4mm on the Canon EOS 50D. With a new 13-element design (up from 11), upgrades include two aspherical elements (up from one) to combat linear distortion and field curvature, two UD elements for controlling chromatic aberration, an SWC (Sub Wavelength) coating to...
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REVIEW: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

photodo
3 August 2009
  • Excerpt: The second incarnation of Canon's premium fast aperture wide angle lens costs around £1315 and sports a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, fast ultrasonic focusing and professional-grade weather sealed construction.
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Expert Review

photo.net
18 July 2009
  • Excerpt: I had been thinking about getting a 24mm lens for a while, and kept wondering if the non-L lens would be adequate, or if I should get the 17-35 2.8L zoom. Eventually Canon came out with the 24/1.4L, and answered the question for me. This lens uses the USM motor , which makes focusing nearly instant, and, more importantly, allows simultaneous manual and auto focus.
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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
6 June 2009
  • Summary: The recommendation for Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM should mirror that of its predecessor - if you liked the resolving capabilities of the previous generation lens, you would certainly like the performance capabilities of the revised one. The lens shows pretty good overall image quality, with somewhat softer results around borders at f/1.4 and f/2 - not that unusual for ultra fast wide angles.
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Canon EF 24mm f1.4L USM II

Bob Atkins
12 October 2008
  • Conclusion: The new Canon EF 24/1.4L USM II is expected to be available in December 2008 at a price of around $1699 Canon Press Release on the Canon EF 24/1.4L USM II The new EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM lens is the successor to Canon's EF 24mm f/1.4L USM professional wide-angle lens released in 1997. Targeting professional photographers, the new EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM lens has been introduced to address the advancements high-resolution digital SLR cameras with re-designed optics and use of...
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Overall 10
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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens

The Digital Picture
22 September 2008
  • Excerpt: The Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens is, without question, Canon's best-performing (optically and physically) and best-built 24mm autofocus lens. It is also Canon's widest angle lens with an aperture wider than f/2.8 - a full 2 stops wider than all wider angle Canon lenses. This lens looks great, feels great and functions superbly.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
1 June 2011
  • Excerpt: The second incarnation of Canon's premium fast aperture wide angle lens costs around £1315 and sports a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, fast ultrasonic focusing and professional-grade weather sealed construction.
  • Pros: Excellent optical performance, Build quality, Fast focusing, Bright maximum aperture, Resistance to flare and loss of contrast
  • Cons: May be a little pricey for some, Quality towards the edges at maximum aperture could be better (although this is a minor concern for a wide aperture lens like this).
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EF 24 mm f/1.4L II USM

LensTip.com
21 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Originally posted 2010-04-29 on Optyczne.pl In 1997 Canon launched an EF 24 mm f/1.4L USM lens on the market. With such parameters, that device was a real treat for many professional photographers. A full frame lens with the angle of view of 84 degrees and f/1.4 aperture to boot made an incredible impression on everyone. Especially that it was virtually a class of its own for a very long time.
  • Cons: huge coma,, monstrous vignetting.
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Overall 10
10

Canon EF 24mm f1.4L II USM

digicambuyer.co.uk
15 July 2009
  • Excerpt: By any standards, this Canon EF 24mm f1.4 is a pretty specialised lens. It’s a fixed focal length optic in a camera world now dominated by zooms, and compared to the average zoom it’s also fantastically expensive. But it does have that f1.4 maximum aperture, and this gives it a two-stop aperture advantage over even a fast, professional zoom lens. There are two benefits to this.
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Overall 9
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Audio & image quality 9
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Versatility 9
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Usability 9
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Build quality 10
9.5

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens

PhotoReview
1 January 2009
  • Summary: A professional-standard 24mm prime lens with the latest lens technologies.Replacing Canon's popular EF 24mm f/1.4L USM, which has been on the market since 1997, the new EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM prime lens has been completely redesigned to match the company's latest DSLR camera bodies. Although the basic specifications are essentially unchanged, the new model has a more complex structure. . .
  • Pros: You have one of Canon's 'full frame' camera bodies., You want a fast lens for available light photography and require high centre-of-field performance across the aperture range., You need a wide-angle lens that can handle occasional mists, spray and light showers., You require distortion-free images.
  • Cons: You're using a body with an APS-C sized sensor (the 1.6x crop factor will limit the wide-angle coverage)., You take most low-light shots with flash., You really need a zoom lens., You shoot lots of close-ups. IMATEST GRAPHS
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