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9.3 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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Overall 8
8.0

Beautiful Lens

Malia, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Awesome lens with beautiful bokeh. I love how close you can be to focus. Fast and sharp.
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Overall 8
8.0

Why I returned 70D+EF 24mm f/1.4 lens

PhoenixRising, B&H Photo
29 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I consider myself an avid photographer. I currently own a Canon Xti + Tamron 17mm-50mm f/2.8 lens. I also own a Canon PowerShot s95. I am extremely happy with both cameras. Because my wife and I recently had our first born child, I started searching for a low light camera + lens combo that is capable of autofocusing during video, which the s95 cannot. My search brought me to the 70D + EF 24mm f/1.4 II USM lens combo.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens as its price says. The only issue to consider is whether you can afford it and use it well.

Jack, Amazon
2 November 2013
  • Summary: This lens allows you shoot architecture, landscape and portrait, but has large restrictions if you want to do other categories of photography like street snapshots. The angle of the lens is so wide that you might not see 100% of the scene through the viewfinder. Instead I would recommend sigma 35mm f/1.4, which has lower price than 35L but has better performance. Also, 35mm is more commonly used than 24mm. 24-70 will be another good option.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very pleased with purchase

JBP, B&H Photo
20 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I have been eyeing this lens for a long time and I am glad I finally made the purchase. I realize some people have complained about focusing issues, however I have not experienced this problem. The lens focuses fast, very sharp and haven't had any problems in the first 10+ days of shooting. I purchased this lens for low light indoor shooting as well as landscapes including long exposures. The build quality is excellent and is very well balanced on my 6D body.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but certainly not perfect

Adorama
6 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought the lens for its build quality. I hope to use this lens as a "stuck on" for my 1D X. It is actually one of the very few Canon lenses that are small and weather-sealed (14L, 24L, and 50L). I like the 24mm focal length because it is wide enough to cover generally what you see. However, subjects don't get strong perspective distortion off center.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice lens.

Jumar, B&H Photo
6 May 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a landscape lens. It has too much vignetting for indoor use.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

24 f/1.4 - a winner

JPL, B&H Photo
7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this lens regularly for photojournalism and landscape shots. Love: corner to corner sharpness, particularly in the 2.8-6.3 range. Good build quality, overall excellent performance. Don't care for the weight (though worth it anyways); lens becomes increasingly soft below 2.2.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid lens

mcap1972, B&H Photo
18 February 2013
  • Excerpt: It is a little soft at 1.4 but was expected from such wide angle lens. I just shot one wedding with this lens and it performed well. The color and contrast is great. Also the build is superb. Overall great lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Sweet but Tricky -- Autofocus sometimes misfires

David Siegfried, Amazon
17 January 2013
  • Summary: The image quality of this lens is about the best I've seen at f/1.4 in any focal length lens. The clarity and colors are stunning, resolution is outstanding. I used it to shoot some video on the 5D Mark III in very low light (a small bar on New Year's Eve with funky mixed lighting) at around f/1.8 with ISO in the 3200 - 5000 range, and the footage came out so clean with just brilliant colors and an amazing film-like look.
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Overall 8
8.0

Do your research.

Combatcamera, B&H Photo
10 December 2012
  • Excerpt: If you do thorough research, you know what you're getting when you buy this lens. Like any professional tool, it has its strong and weak points. Aside from getting a faulty lens from the factory, anyone disappointed with this lens because it doesn't do what they need, should have bought a lens that does.As for performance: I use this primarily for astrophotography timelapse and it knocks the socks off anything else I've ever used.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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