Summary: I wish the focal length worked better for portraits because this lens is amazing. SO sharp, and I kind of love the distortion I get from it. I don't use it as much as my longer focal lengths, but in terms of quality of the photos, this lens is hands down the best I've ever used.
Excerpt: This lens is the king of shapness among all lenses ever made. I was amazed at how shap the results were when I used it at a company event in low light conditions. The F1.4 makes it very easy to shoot at higher shutter speeds and thus keep the images super sharp.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Sharp, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is one of my favorite lenses these days. The clarity is just outstanding. This is also an excellent wide portrait lens in tight spots or just to have a good perspective. Focusing is very fast, accurate and colors are just brilliant. The sharpness can be seen in the pic I inserted here.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction, Super sharp
Excerpt: I shoot a lot of dusk & night time city scapes,I had been using my 24-70 2.8, which has been great but really wanted the greater handheld ability of brighter glass, and the superior sharpness of a prime.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: I chose the 24mm f/1.4G ED as my first serious lens when I upgraded and bought a new camera even though it was the pricier of the other f/1.4s which I would eventually get. i ran into some auto-focus issues that turned out to be just me not knowing how to use my new camera which the people at the...
Excerpt: We use the lens at a national laboratory with a very expensive high-speed camera that captures videos of fast moving projectiles (speeds up to 1000 m/s) composed of solid hydrogen at temperatures of a few degrees above absolute zero (-450 degrees F).
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction