Summary: My widest prime is the EF 24 2.8. I purchased it new in 1990, so it's stood the test of time. There are lots of things to like about this lens: small, light, close focusing (25cm), well corrected for distortion, sharp, contrasty and flare resistant.
Fine lens for the buck; honestly described; carefully packed; promptly delivered
20 December 2013
Summary: (1) The older I get, and I'm very old, the heavier my my photo gear seems to become -- largely for the glass in my relatively fast zoom lenses. (2) A zoom's every focal length is a quality compromise, inferior to an equivalent prime lens, even a less costly item like this.
Summary: Great buy for the money. Very usable and performs like a more expensive lense. I would recommend this for those looking for a good multipurpose wide angle lense without the super heavy pricetag.
Summary: Great lens. My old one was stolen, unfortunately, and Canon discontinued it at the same time. The new one has Image Stabilizer, which I do not really need on 24mm lens. Plus, the price for the new one does not look reasonable.