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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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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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Overall 10
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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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Audio & image quality 9
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Usability 9
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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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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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