Canon Fixed Focal Length EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens
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- 24mm f/1.4 prime lens for use with all EOS EF lens mount cameras
- USM for fast accurate focusing with full-time manual focus
- Close focusing distance of just 0.25m
- Weather and dust seals for added protection
- Aspherical and UD lens elements for correction of chromatic aberration
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This item Canon Fixed Focal Length EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens
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|Item Dimensions||8.35 x 8.69 x 8.35 cm||2.28 x 6.82 x 2.28 cm||3.93 x 6.92 x 3.93 cm||8.38 x 7.87 x 8.38 cm||8 x 9.4 x 8 cm||1 x 1 x 1 cm|
|Item Weight||0.65 kg||125 grams||160 grams||454 grams||0.65 kg||0.64 kg|
|Max Focal Length||24 mm||24 mm||50 mm||24 mm||14 mm||35 mm|
|Min Focal Length||24 mm||24 mm||50 mm||24 mm||14 mm||16 mm|
|Mounting Type||Canonbayonet||Canon EF / EF-S||Canon EF / EF-S||Canon EF / EF-S||Canonbayonet||Canonbayonet|
Style Name: EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
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The Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens is a venerable wide-angle prime lens that provides sharpness and impressive performance at all settings.
Fast aperture prime lens
The EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM has a large maximum aperture of f/1.4, offering the chance to capture superb low-light photographs, as well as a circular aperture and narrow depth of field to give pleasing background blur. A focal length of 24mm is ideal for wide-angle photography: making the lens well-suited to the needs of photojournalists, landscape photographers and those who enjoy taking images from a wider perspective.
Aspheric and UD elements
Image quality has been greatly improved with the EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM thanks to the addition of two high-precision aspheric lenses to correct aberration including curvature of field and distortion. Chromatic aberration common in wide-angle shooting is also combated by the inclusion of two UD lenses, ensuring optimum image quality and corner-to-corner detail.
Sub-wavelength structure lens coating
Designed for use in digital photography, Canon’s patented lens element coating helps minimise the ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections. By eliminating the cause, the coating reduces reflections and helps to deliver crisp, clear images.
USM focus motor
The EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM’s near-silent Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) provides super-fast auto-focusing with full-time manual override. The floating internal focus system also helps maintain high image quality throughout the focal range.
Robust build quality
Canon lenses are built to withstand regular use in the most testing environments. Weather and dust seals provide added protection, and a lens hood and pouch are also included in the package.
Environmentally friendly lead-free glass is used throughout the construction of the EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM.
From the manufacturer
Ultra wide-angle lenses are the ideal tools for landscapes and their use is not limited to getting more in the frame. Used well, an ultra wide-angle lens can add drama and manipulate perspective, creating a photo that is dynamic and mesmerising. A good wide-angle shot should make you feel like you are being drawn into the photograph.
A High Quality, Fast-aperture Wide-angle Prime Lens
Popular with photojournalists shooting close to their subject, the EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM is ideal for photographers who demand the highest levels of performance.
Fast Aperture Prime Lens
This lens has a large maximum aperture of f/1.4, making hand-held shooting possible in low light. Such large apertures can be used to restrict depth of field, even at such short focal lengths.
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus very quickly and in near silence. Better holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
For enhanced visual performance, the lens incorporates two types of special elements: aspherical elements to correct spherical aberrations and Super UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) elements to eliminate secondary chromatic aberrations. The result is crisp, high contrast and undistorted image quality all the way across the frame.
|EF 17-40mm f/4L USM||EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM||EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM||EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM||EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM|
|Weight||500 g||615 g||640 g||645 g||650 g|
|Size (width x height)||83.5 x 96.8 mm||82.6 x 112.8 mm||88.5 x 111.6 mm||80 x 94 mm||93.5 x 86.9 mm|
|APS-C camera bodies only||No||No||No||No||No|
|Step-up||Image Stabiliser for steadier shots||Wider f/2.8 aperture - more control over depth of field and higher performance in low light||Huge 114˚ field of view||Extremely wide f/1.4 aperture for extreme low light conditions and narrow depth of field control|
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As any such wide lens, it has perspective distortions. But this is not bad (at all). This is a feature. If you want a perspective compression, you'd go for 135mm f/2 or so. Indeed, this distortion offers new creative opportunities, if you know how to use it. It will give you very different images. If you are not sure of 24mm (or any fixed focal length of a prime lens), I'd recommend to experiment with 24-70mm f/2.8 or 24-105 f/4 lenses - at fixed focal lengths (without zooming). Basically I observe that they offer quite similar image qualities. Yet, this lens is a viable option if you want the f/1.4 fastness.
I am using this lens for astro photography primarily and am pleased with it's response and speed.
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