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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
9.4 out of 10

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Nice lens

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.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Surprisingly good lens

X, B&H Photo
6 October 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Hidden Gem

Jim the wedding photog, B&H Photo
25 September 2014
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

JaysGolf, Amazon
16 August 2014
  • Summary: Very sharp wide angle prime, especially on a crop body such as the 60D or 70D.
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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.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Sharp
  • Cons: So-so Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Overpriced

Mindcontrol, Amazon
8 February 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

A nice lens

LA CSHO, B&H Photo
17 November 2013
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Value

bullmoon, B&H Photo
15 November 2013
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Performer

Kevin ODonnell "thread:post", Amazon
29 May 2013
  • 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.
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