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Canon EF 24 mm f/2.8

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Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 24 mm f/2.8
Lens style Wide angle
Focal length 24 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 84 o
Closest focusing distance 0.25 m
Maximum magnification 1:6.25
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 6
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 10 elements / 10 groups
Filter diameter 58 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 67.5 x 48.5 mm
Weight 270 g
Additional information Marketed November 1988
Average rating (6 owners reviews)
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3.78 Average
Owners reviews (6)
  1. Mac
    Mac 17 December 2013, 03:50
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    IP 65.92.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
    Price: About $275
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Not very sharp. Visible barrel distortion.

    Pros: Small, light, and 24mm (selling point for me!). Mine is sharper in infrared which makes me think my copy is off. Portable; makes a viable 'normal' lens on APS-C.

    Summary: The second lens I ever bought and immediately was underwhelmed, except for the angle of view. I go back and forth on whether to sell it... If you can find one for a good price, maybe. A good kick-around lens when you don't want to risk your good glass!

  2. Martin
    Martin 21 October 2012, 13:42
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    IP 220.239.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: $ 260.00
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: the corners aren't that sharp at 2.8 and the flare is rather high so you should invest in a hood

    Pros: is usable for street photography even open if the corners don't matter that much and when using at f8 landscapes are beautiful sharp from edge to edge - better than most of the zooms

    Summary: I like this lens, it's very light, build is good enough and there's not much choice for a full frame camera if you are looking for an affordable but still good wide angle lens - I would advise to rather go with this one and the 1.8/50 instead of a cheap zoom - not to mention the creativity which comes up if you have to move a bit around instead of zooming :)

  3. AlexJ
    AlexJ 28 March 2012, 14:19
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    IP 60.240.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: $270 AUD
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Bokeh is fussy wide open, autofocus tends to land on the background rather than the subject. Flares easily, fairly high lateral CA for a prime lens. Moustache distortion on a full frame camera (standard barrel distortion on APS-C).

    Pros: Small and relatively light. Sharp in the centre at f/2.8, sharp everywhere at f/5.6. Common 58mm filter thread.

    Summary: Perfect full frame landscape lens. Used at f/5.6-11, bokeh isn't an issue, but it's sharp everywhere and the lens is compact for travelling. Great value 2nd hand. Flare is very easy to catch with the large front element requiring careful use, but it can also be used very creatively too.

  4. Amateur666
    Amateur666 4 February 2012, 17:45
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    IP 91.155.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 250 euros
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Plastic, flimsy costruction.

    Pros: Sharp, excellent colour rendition, best bokeh of all the plastic Canon wideangles (20mm f/2.8,24mm f/2.8,28mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2.0). Works with the 5Dmk2 like a charm.

    Summary: The best of the cheapo wideangles from Canon.

  5. HellXley
    HellXley 8 February 2010, 23:21
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    IP 151.65.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: €200
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Noisy AF motor, some lateral CA

    Pros: Quite sharp for the price even at f/2.8

    Summary: For being a prime lens it could be better but for the price is quite good, the noisy and old AF motor is very precise despite being so old.

  6. Cezary
    Cezary 21 December 2009, 04:22
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    IP 174.3.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: US$220
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Focusing could be tricky, especially at close distance

    Pros: Very sharp, from f/4 up, low distortion, lightweight

    Summary: Excellent lens, great resolution and color rendition, fantastic value for money, one of my favorite lenses!

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