Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
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Karl, B&H Photo
23 June 2014
Excerpt: I read a number of lens reviews which indicated that a few fixed focal length lenses can make a lot of dollar and performance sense. The IS surprised me in buildings with limited lighting. The pictures were clearer. Outside provided great color and contrast. This is a everyday "walk around" lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I grabbed this lens a few weeks ago in preparation of my cousin's wedding. My aunt had asked me to photograph things that the professionals wouldn't be around for (like the rehearsal dinner and the bridesmaids getting ready), and this seemed like the perfect wide angle lens. It took beautiful photos all weekend, and I'm really happy with the purchase! It compliments my 50mm really well for when I'm in tight spaces.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: I mainly shoot landscapes and inside cathedrals in Europe and this lens get the job done in style! I shoot in extremely low light in cathedrals where flash and sometimes tripods aren't allowed. I'm amazed at the quality of my hand held shots with IS and at f/2.8. I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II and typically use 800 ISO up to 1600 with amazing results around 1/60 of a second firing. Awesome contrast and sharpness with some vignetting that can easily be corrected.
Excerpt: You are going to hear people say that this lens is not sharp at f/2.8, IS is overkill for a wide angle prime, and that the corners are soft. All of these are "true" statements, but let me elaborate: - the lens is sharpest stopped to f/8, but f/2.8 produces a completely usable image. A little sharpening in post, and you are good to go. - IS is probably overkill for this lens, and when it was going for $850, it was patently ridiculous.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Sharp
Excerpt: I have bought this lens some months ago and started using it in april. I love prime lenses because their sharpness and I own a 50mm f1.4 and a 85mm f1.8. They are very good lenses but the 24mm f2.8 is really amazing. Very sharp, very good color accuracy, no vigneting in different light situations and it has IS. In april I traveled to USA and used it permanently attached to my Canon 7D and I am really very happy with this lens. It is a very recommendable lens.
Summary: This lens is sharp, but not as sharp as the 28mm USM IS 2.8. It has more distortion as well. Compared to the 24-70f2.8 II, this lens has more vignetting, and is slightly less sharp. However I think it renders a richer color than the zoom and is much smaller and lighter. Focusing speed is slightly slower than the zoom. If you can get it at $400 and don't care for the size and weight (and price) of the zoom, then get it.
Excerpt: After purchasing a used Canon 20D (APS-C format) with a 28-200 mm lens years ago, it was time to add another lens. After months of researching, I decided to try this lens and I am so glad I did. Excellent images, and auto-focus is quick and quiet. Great bokeh! I use this lens primarily for trips, landscapes, walking around the city, and indoor shooting.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction