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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
9.0 out of 10

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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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

Igor, Amazon
11 September 2014
Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
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Features 10
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Performance 10
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Overall quality 10
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Maybe Not for Professionals

Scott, Canon
11 January 2013
  • Conclusion: I purchased this lens for shooting small black box theatre productions without a flash, and these venues are typically not well lighted. This worked wonderfully with my Rebel. When I upgraded to a 5D and a 5D MkII I found this lens to be lacking.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
  • Cons: full frame distortion
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Overall 4
4.0

Soft images had to return to Canon three copies

Howard H, Amazon
25 December 2012
  • Summary: This last copy of the 24mm was the last straw. I kept getting soft images on all three copies...I tested the auto focus and it was off just as in the last two copies and required micro-adjustment. Even using manual focus produced less than great results for such an expensive lens.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
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Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Auto focus fails

Amy, Canon
28 November 2011
  • Conclusion: I have wanted this lens for a long time and finally ordered it. I just received this lens today. I have taken about 100 photos using my 7D using various focus points. Only about one third of these did the auto focus work. It's getting returned.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 10
10
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 10
10

design flaw

scott, Canon
24 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Build quality is high as expected for this lens. However the focus is inconsistent and the lens has severe front focus around 1.8. I owned the mark I predecessor and loved it, so when it was stolen I immediately replaced it with this one.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus
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Overall 4
4.0

More problems

Marcus Riley, Amazon
8 February 2011
  • Summary: I'm on my 3rd Canon 24mm f1.4 L version II, all have had focus issues. The 1st was crazy inconsistent. The 2nd had a huge front focus and was still somewhat inconsistent. The 3rd that I just received is also inconsistent.
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Overall 4
4.0

Courteous staff handled problem nicely

John from Ohio, buydig.com
18 October 2010
  • Excerpt: This particular lens was "off" dramatically in terms of focus accuracy. This was particularly disappointing because it was to go on a European trip with me (it got sent back instead). I have several other L lenses and will consider this an anomaly unless the next one is the same.
  • Pros: Strong Construction, Durable
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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