Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
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az, B&H Photo
8 December 2014
Excerpt: This is a nice walk-around lens, but it was giving a bit too much distortion, mainly due to the wide angle. So I returned it. But it's a nice lens to have in the bag for a day out, or for hiking, etc … when you want to lighten your load, but still want to take some quality photos.
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: 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.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good build quality, Lightweight
Cons: No weather sealing, Some Ca But Not Bad, Vignetting, Wish It Was F2
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.
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.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Sharp
Summary: I'm gonna make this short and sweet. Yes it is a very nice lens. And it does have all of the perks that many of the websites and reviewers have mentioned, but for almost 600 bucks this thing is way too expensive. I'd be more interested in a tammy or sigma 17-50 2.8.
Excerpt: I use the lens for interior shots and other tight spaces. I am impressed with the image stabilizer. I have been able to get sharp images at 1/6 of a second. However, I also own the Canon 28 f/2.8 IS lens. The Canon 28mm IS is sharper wide open and has less chromatic aberration at all f stops.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Not an "L" lens, but a good performer in a VERY light package; "IS" is good to have with a 2.8 lens. Some have complained about the price - next to the "L" lenses, this is a great value. On an APC camera, it is equal to a 38mm on a FF camera - a good walk around focal length.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Summary: On a Canon crop sensor camera, the focal length is pretty close to a 35mm equivalent. It's wide, but not too wide. With this focal length and aperture size I didn't expect much bokeh, but have been pleasantly surprised by it - not amazing, but reasonably smooth. The lens is solid and well built.