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9.4 out of 10

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

The Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is the ideal entry focal len Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

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Overall 10
10

Great lense

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
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens!

Personal Photographer, B&H Photo
23 June 2014
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Love this lens

Curtis Morgan, Amazon
22 May 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good value for dollar

dbrownpix, B&H Photo
21 May 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a light alternative to wide zooms, ideal for DSLR video. Not the quality of an l-series lens, but at a fraction of the price it's a good value.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect Wide Angle for Crop Sensor

Joe, B&H Photo
21 May 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: So-so Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens-Sharp results

JimScaf, B&H Photo
20 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Great lens so far, took some shots of buildings in downtown SF with sharp photos
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Good value

DP, B&H Photo
13 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Very nice lens for the money
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Very good lens

JP, B&H Photo
9 May 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Good lens but overpriced and bit slow

NCHammer, Amazon
23 April 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

A great lens

Sherlock Photos, B&H Photo
11 April 2014
  • 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
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