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Canon EF 24 mm f/ 1.4 L II USM Lens

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Canon EF 24 mm f/ 1.4 L II USM lens

Canon EF 24 mm f/ 1.4 L II USM lens

Canon EF 24 mm f/ 1.4 L II USM lens

Canon EF 24 mm f/ 1.4 L II USM lens

Canon EF 24 mm f/ 1.4 L II USM lens


Canon EF 24 mm f/ 1.4 L II USM MTF Chart

Optical design

Canon EF 24 mm f/ 1.4 L II USM optical design

Canon EF 24 mm f/ 1.4 L II USM optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 2008

Optical design: 13 elements in 10 groups

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor
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Average price: $1880


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Additional information:

The Canon EF 24 mm f/ 1.4 L II USM  is an update version of a wide-angle professional L-series lens with optimized optical scheme for digital camera sensors.

It is different from the previous version with a new optical scheme which  considerably reduces drops in resolution at the frame corners; with a new Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) coating of one element, minimizing  rereflections and flare spots; with a  greater weight and size; with an  update ring-type ultra-sonic motor.

The optical scheme includes  aspherical elements and ultra low dispersion elements, which minimizes aberrations and has a positive effect on color and contrast rendering.

With a wide angle and lens speed of 1.4 this lens allows you to take high-quality pictures in bad light conditions without a tripod or a flash.

It is rather sharp at f/1.4.  And it is very sharp from f/2 onwards. It has a circular 8-blade aperture.

The updated built-in ring-type ultra-sonic motor (USM) makes focusing fast and silent.  Focusing is internal. Manual focusing can be switched on at any time by turning the focus ring.  The font part of the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM  does not rotate on focusing, which enables the use of special attachments, as well as gradient and polarizing filters.

The lens is even better resistant to back and side light than is the previous version. The loss of resolution on the edges has been practically neutralized. Vignetting is quite notable  at f/ 1.4, but after stopping down to f/2, it is almost invisible.

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM II  is useful for landscape, architecture, interior and genre photography.    It is ideally fit for video shooting on modern SLR cameras.

Compatible hood: EW-83K

The lens comes completed with a hood  and a soft case.

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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 19.08.2010

Mechanical quality5.005
Optical quality5.004
Pricing / Value2.005
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