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

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM

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

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Overall 6

Least favorite of my L lenses.

M. Hsu, Amazon
3 July 2013
  • Summary: There are certain times you will need a wide and fast lens; for example shooting in a tour bus at night. That being said, I only bring this lens out for those times. It's wide enough to be noticeably distorted but not wide enough for the distortion to be usefully dramatic.
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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM review by fsnfs

fsnfs, slrgear.com
22 June 2012
  • Summary: Good Lens, Very sharp It maks canon become nikon feeling
  • Pros: IQ
  • Cons: $$
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Overall 2

lens has a flaw

Flash Thing, Amazon
25 December 2011
  • Summary: All the L lenses that I have tested are awesome, except this one. The lens has severe front focus (about 1.5-2.5 inches depending on the copy) at around f1.8. Some people call it soft focus but it is really a front focus issue if you know how to test for it.
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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM review by kinematic

kinematic, slrgear.com
7 January 2011
  • Summary: Currently my favourite prime to use. On my full frame this is such a versatile lens and I love the look it gives. It's not overly wide that it starts to distort like ultra wides, but it's wide enough to cover a good landscape shot, or to do fantastic environmental portait shots.
  • Pros: Very sharp lens, gorgeous build, amazing low light performance.
  • Cons: Nothing major, but the lens hood is a touch too loose.
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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM review by genotypewriter

genotypewriter, slrgear.com
14 June 2010
  • Summary: Here is my very detailed review of the 24L II vs. Nikon 24mm f/1.4G (both on a 5D MkII): http://www.flickr.com/photos/genotypewriter/4698284415/
  • Pros: very sharp and extremely handholdable
  • Cons: nothing specific to this lens
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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM review by Cindy

Cindy, slrgear.com
10 April 2009
  • Summary: Sharp from 1.6 (can beat 16-35 at 2.8), no Vignetting from 2.8, No any flare. The weight is just same as 24-105.
  • Pros: Great upgrade!
  • Cons: Difficult to find on the market currently
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Overall 10

Dreamy Lens

Dennis, Amazon
15 January 2009
  • Summary: This lens is my personal favorite. For general photography, I'll walk out with this lens mounted and a 100mm in the bag for occasional long shots. I find little use for my zoom (17-40mm) when I've got the two lenses. The 24mm is very heavy, but the small dimensions make for good maneuverability.
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Overall 10

Shoot Wide-Angle? This is it.

Terrance M. Carroll, Amazon
23 December 2008
  • Summary: This is a specialty lens that would be hard to justify unless you are a dedicated wide-angle shooter. Have you been hanging out almost exclusively at the wide side of your zoom lens?
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Overall 10

Take care for super shots!

Cactus Man, Amazon
22 October 2008
  • Summary: I had researched Canon lenses. Have a 50 mm f 1.18 and love it, but needed more wide angle. Bought a 28mm f2.8 and it was ok. Lots of Glamor Shots type of pictures, not very sharp and it struggled in low light.
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Overall 10

A+ from Mark Gardner Photography

Mark Gardner Inc. "Mark Gardner Photography", Amazon
21 September 2008
  • Summary: The 24mm f1.4 is a must have lens for your camera bag. Whether you are a landscape, commercial, or wedding photographer you'll find your self going back to "old faithful" more and more. It is extremely well built and performs excellent in low light, and is extremely fast focusing.
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