Excerpt: Ive used this for some landscape and scenic photography in Norway. Slight vignetting, but not too much distortion, and very sharp. I recommend this for anyone who like prime lens and wants a wide angle option.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I shoot with two 5D Camera bodies at weddings and this baby stays on one of the two bodies at all times. If you've never shot wide at a low aperture, you don't know what you're missing. This is the absolute best storytelling lens for weddings and serves me throughout an entire wedding day.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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
Excerpt: At first I didn't 24mm as a prime length, but as I got into photography more and more, I found out that 24mm is actually an ideal range for photography. I've finally decided to purchase this lens over 35mm, I am absolutely in love with it! f/1.4 at 24mm is very unique and outstanding! Lens construction is very solid. Do not hesistate to get this lens!!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, 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.