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Canon EF 24 mm f/ 2.8 Lens

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Canon EF 24 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Canon EF 24 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Canon EF 24 mm f/ 2.8 lens


Canon EF 24 mm f/ 2.8 MTF Chart

Optical design

Canon EF 24 mm f/ 2.8 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S, Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 1988

Optical design: 10 elements in 10 groups

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Average price: $447


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Additional information:

The Canon EF 24 mm f/ 2.8  is an inexpensive  compact and light wide-angle lens  for Canon EOS film and digital cameras.

With a wide angle and the lens speed of 2.8, this lens is fit for shooting in poor lighting conditions without a tripod or a flash.

It is already rather sharp at f/ 2.8. And it is very sharp from f/4 onwards.

It features quite good contrast and sharpness from f/5.6.

It is not equipped with a USM, so autofocusing is rather noisy and slow, especially in poor lighting conditions.

The Canon EF 24 mm f/2.8 does not handle very well side  and back light. It exhibits a strong flare spots and pronounced chromatic aberrations. The use of a hood may markedly enhance the situation.

There are considerable drops in resolution on the edges. The level of vignetting is average at max. aperture settings.

The Canon EF 24 mm f/2.8  is useful for landscape, architecture, interior and genre photography. It is also fit for video filming on modern SLR cameras. The hood is strongly recommended!

Compatible hood: EW-60II

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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 19.08.2010

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