Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
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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.
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.
Summary: This lens has slightly better quality then the Canon 24-70 2.8 II, it has stabilization so you can get sharp shots down to around 1/4 of a shutter speed and its very compact. You can fit it into your pants pocket. When using a 24-70 zoom, most of the time you use either 24 or 70 so this 24mm will fit many of your needs. I do have the Canon 24-70 II 2.8, but there are times when you really need stabilization.
Summary: This lens is a massive, eye-opening improvement from the original EF 24mm F/2.8. Sharpness is dramatically improved, flare reduced, improved color, and IS added. At this focal length, IS is less useful for general shooting, but still can be used for certain types of specialty shots and video. Also, while it is not as sharp as the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II in the corners at f/2.8, it is MUCH smaller and lighter than that lens.
Summary: I've had this lens for a couple weeks and I've taken a few hundred photos with it. But I've yet to really get it out and work it hard. So far its been awesome. Nice focal length on a crop sensor. (Canon t2i and 60D) Super clean sharp images. F 2.8 is nice but if you're used to 1.8 or faster you'll notice the difference. Its not as great in real low light. Focus is fast and quite. Much, much, better than the nifty fifty in terms of speed and quietness.
Summary: This lens feels substantial in your hands and provides excellent resolution. The focus is quick and quick and while the fit and finish is nothing short of the Canon quality I've grown to love, the new styling is a welcomed change. I briefly owned the new 28mm lens from Canon but opted for a return for the 24mm for the sake of its field of vision; however, an added bonus of clarity, resolution, and contrast was icing on the cake.
Summary: I looked at the reviews of this lens when it was first introduced. But could not think of a reason why I would need it or how I would use it. So I forgot about it. Time passes and during that time I sold my 24-70mm f/2.8L lens to finance something else because I seldom used it. I only used it when I had to shoot a group somewhere other than outdoors in the sun. I thought that my 24-105mm f/4L would be enough. I was wrong.