Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
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Pricey - but a very good full frame lens
Rick Scarborough, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I upgraded from the older Canon EF 24mm. I have informally "tested" them side by side. This newer version is sharper with better contrast and color at all apertures in all areas of the field on a full frame camera. The stabilizer is handy and focusing is quick and near silent. Thanks Canon--and Amazon! I will use this lens mostly for landscape duties at medium apertures. There is a respected lens testing website that shows this lens as good but "not tack sharp".
Excerpt: Love this lens! I often shoot Holiday events and it's great for small groups or individuals up close. Sharp, light weight, non-intrusive, and fast focus. I previously used a 50mm and 70-200 but this lens allows me to mingle in the party and still get full length photos with surrounding atmosphere, or step up close.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I am a big fan of prime lenses but usually buy more expensive heavier glass lenses. I had to buy this lens for it to balance for my aerial video rig but am impressed with it. Of course it's clear but the image is crisp and full of dynamic options. For my purpose this was a smart buy.
Excerpt: One, if not the sharpest lens in my bag.It's very light and quiet and only shows a little bit of a vignette effect when used totally wide open (f/2.8) - nothing that cannot be fixed in post. Lightroom already comes with the profile for this lens and corrects everything nicely. IS is cool when using the lens for video.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: Five stars from me for this lens for sharpness, speed, and image stabilizing. I bought this lens primarily for crowd shots and large group shots. However, it's also great for street photography: It's not intimidating and enables one to capture the subject's surroundings very well, which helps to tell the story. It's very lightweight, so you could shoot all day and not tire. It's made of metal where it counts and is undeniably superior to the 50mm 1.8.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens got a bad rap when it was first introduced, because the price was so high. At current prices, it is a much more appealing option. The original Canon 24mm 2.8 prime was a great prime, but I'm glad this update is around. The coatings are better, flares less, and the autofocus is silent. At f2.8, this lens is basically as good as my f1.4LII, with the exception of vignetting. The vignetting is the one downside of the 24IS. It's pretty huge.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good build quality, Lightweight
Cons: No weather sealing, Some Ca But Not Bad, Vignetting, Wish It Was F2
Takes some cool shots and great real estate/landscape lens
Phillippia F., Amazon
22 September 2014
Summary: Had this lens for a little over a month. The wider angle helps me get entire interior rooms of the house in a single shot. Before multiple shots would be needed to photograph rooms. When photographing people, it's capable of creating some cool effects (fisheye-like but not as extreme). For example, I can photograph my own feet and they look like they are 15-20 feet away instead of less than six. Another effect is enlarged body parts...
this lens produces good picture, low distortion at the edges and sufficient ...
Kevin Haley, Amazon
25 August 2014
Summary: I want my lens to be 'tack-sharp'. The Canon 40mm pancake lens is incredibly sharp for the $$$. Having said that, this lens produces good picture, low distortion at the edges and sufficient clarity for teams and portraiture work. I'd have given it 5-stars it were a bit crisper.