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Canon EF 11-24 mm f/4L USM

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 11-24 mm f/4L USM
Lens style Wide angle zoom
Focal length 11 - 24 mm
Maximum aperture f/4
Angle of view 126 - 84 o
Closest focusing distance 0.28 m
Maximum magnification 0.16
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type AF / MF
Lens Construction 16 elements / 11 groups
Filter diameter 0 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 108 x 132 mm
Weight 1180 g
Additional information Announced: 6.02.2015
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  1. Ian
    Ian 8 October 2015, 19:51
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    IP 207.203.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: $3000
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Large, heavy, no simple way to use filters, expensive

    Pros: Very sharp in center, very good sharpness until the furthest corners. Low CA, manageable vignetting, great build quality, very good flare resistance. The shots at 11mm are very difficult to do well, but are amazing when they come together.

    Summary: After reading the review, I am a bit surprised by some of the findings so I wanted to comment on my real-world use. First of all, the lens is expensive, but not in relation to the unique shots you can take and in comparison to Canon's long lenses. Also, the CA is quite manageable and only appears in the corners, even wide open at 11mm. Distortion at 11mm is a bit high, but considering it's not a fisheye, it's impressively low. Finally, on the work against bright light/flare, this hasn't been my experience at all. I can shoot straight into the sun with almost no flare or no flare. It's only when the sun is at an angle outside the frame does it show up, and even then, it's not easy to get the lens to flare.

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