Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
Showing 1-10 of 171
If you like 'em wide and fast, this lens is for you!
6 August 2014
Summary: A unique lens that offers both a wide angle focal length (24mm) and very wide aperture (f/1.4). Some might question the usefulness of such a fast lens at this focal length, but for those doing indoor photography (i.e. wedding, event) often you can never get enough natural light and f/1.2-f/2.0 is the range you want to be in if possible.
Conclusion: This lens has served me well in small spaces for 3/4 and full-body portraits. It has allowed also for effective use of shalllow depth of field as a compositional element. Whether with natural light or strobes, this lens has not presented any sort of limitation in terms of framing or of photographic composition generally.
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
Excerpt: I purchased this lens specifically for photography large products in my studio, mainly oriental rugs. This lens was to replace my Canon 16-35mm L series. The definition right to edges and the corners is outstanding and within a few minutes told me that I had made the right decision.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: I bought this lens because I am a painter (oil painter/Artist) and want to take reference photos. The lens fairly closely mimics the optical specifications of the human eye (~24mm) the Canon 5D allows me to counter some of the spherical aberration apparent on wide-angle lenses using its internal Digic4 processor (or you can counter all of it with Canon photo software.
Summary: sharp lens. very bright. used for an indoor concert with lights off. I was able to able to shoot at 1/20th of a second or faster. of course, this is for the wider shots, which was what I was looking for with this lens. Prior to purchasing, I read a lot of reviews comparing this to the 16-35mm f2.8 II, and was hesitant at first, but eventually went with the purchase. at f1.4 it has more vignetting that other lenses at f2.8.