Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
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Focuses well in low light.
Frank R., Amazon
26 December 2014
Summary: It's as well built and sharp as any Canon L lens; all I wanted to throw in here is the focusing performance in low light. It's great! Maybe not quite as fast as my 70-200, but then, I'm shooting at f/1.4 so that's a big challenge for any lens. I'd say it's a little quicker and more accurate than my Sigma 35 and 85, and right up there with the Canon f/1.2 50m. Admittedly, it's not a lens for all purposes but when you need to go wide in a dark stage, this is the tool.
Summary: Great addition to my bag. I use it for unique angles at weddong ceremonies, those difficultly small hotel rooms for getting ready shots, compelling shots during portraits, and real estate/architectural photography. Do not limit yourself with this lens. It is more versital than many people think.
Very sharp, low-light lens. Good on both crop and full-frame cameras
24 September 2014
Summary: This is a good lens but it's not perfect. I first used this with my EOS 7D and it really shines on that crop frame body. So sharp, so clean, so true. Sometimes in sunny outdoor shots on my EOS 5D MkIII I get some chromatic aberration. It's easily corrected in post, but it's still annoying. It's technically even sharper on the MkIII, in the center. Detail is very high and clean there. Low-light ability is great, and it's got good sharpness all around. It is a good lens.
Excerpt: Purchased to replace a 16-35 2.8L II. Loved that lens, but traded it as I've wanted to use a prime set up with my 5D MkIII consisting of 24, 50, 135. It's been great combo for me so far. I've only had the 24 1.4L II for a week now but the sharpness is incredible and seems to be as sharp as my 135 2.0L! It is soft at 1.4 as many reviews have said, but excelled in close up portrait test shots and landscape.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens is great and the bokeh is smooth; additionally, the lens is quite sharp even when stopped down to f1.4 the only downside is that it may be just a little to wide, a 28mm would be prefered. However the Canon 28mm f1.8 Iis not as sharp as this lens until stopped down to f2.8.