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9.2 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 6
6.0

Wish it was a good night lens

Amazon Customer "fyngyrz", Amazon
24 July 2013
  • Summary: This is a wide, fast lens, and in daylight shooting, it excels. However, at night, with stars and dealing with the broad range of brightnesses found in the night sky, it pretty much falls flat on its face. Wide open, where it gathers the most light and offers the most creative dark-regime options, chromatic aberration puts purple rings around bright lights (like bright stars) and anywhere away from the center of the lens, the coma is not just present, but extreme: You'd...
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 10
10

Way too expensive

Lurcus, Canon
21 May 2013
  • Conclusion: For this price, I would expect a much better lens. Sharpness is very poor at the frame corners, unless you stop down to at least f/2,8. Vignetting is as visible as in much cheaper and older lenses. Built quality is excellent and distortion is very well controlled, but that's not enough to justify this price. At present, the 24/2,8 IS is probably a better purchase for most people.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality
  • Cons: price/value, corners sharpness
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Overall 6
6.0

fast, tough, but soft focus

Jim the runner, Adorama
23 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this for night landscape pics. I wanted to include stars. Infinity focus is problematic - stars in focus short of infinity. Focus also an issue wide open.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

not happy

Adorama
12 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens for fast, high quality landscape and low light shots. Soft focus is very disappointing.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Didn't work for me

Northern resident, B&H Photo
27 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I use this lens to shoot northern lights. The colour is awesome and with the 1.4 f/s I can use a faster shutter speed. I find that the pictures are always slighly out of focus and soft. The stars are fuzzy and anytime I have something in the foreground it is never sharp. I now mostly use it indoors and still the pictures are never sharp.
  • Pros: Low Light, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Too bulky and heavy compared to 1st gen

piggie, B&H Photo
10 January 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens is more bulky and heavy compared to the 24mm first generation. So far, I haven't experienced any noticeable improvements from the previous model.
  • Pros: Consistent Output
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Very sharp lens.. if you know how to focus it right

Kevin Q. Yang, Amazon
3 January 2012
  • Summary: I got this lens for a week and shot couple hundred pictures. It is true that using auto-focusing, sometimes the focus is not as precise as I do it with a maginfied live-view. Once it is focused, however, the color and bokeh is beautiful. I found that autofocusing was even harder to focus in low light condition when the subject is more than 5 feet away. I thought maybe I needed to do some micro adjustment. But it was not the case.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great lens but mine didn't work well

Experimentalist, B&H Photo
7 March 2011
  • Excerpt: It's really hard to say how I'd rate this lens, as the copy that I got wouldn't focus correctly beyond about 9 inches - it'd always frontfocus beyond that. As a lens that I could use fine during manual focus (@f/1.4), though, it served its purpose, and pretty well, as a fast, wide weather-sealed prime.
  • Pros: Durable
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Focus Problem

R. Baxter, Amazon
21 December 2010
  • Summary: Well I really wanted to love this lens. I can not get it to focus consistently with the focus sensor on my T2i. It does however focus perfectly with live View but I do not use this mode. I have read many reviews about this lens and either it is perfect with some moderate sharpness loss at wide open. The problem is the 20% of the people like me who have this focus problem. Just go to the Canon web site and read for yourself.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad AF (rats)

Cyclone, B&H Photo
14 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Tested the lens very thoroughly with my 5DMarkII. The AF was way off. So it got returned. Seemed like a nice lens otherwise. Thinking to go Zeiss though, for wide angle. I love my longer focal length Canon lenses (100mm macro, 135f2).
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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