Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM AutoFocus Wide Angle Lens - USA - Advanced Kit - with B + W 77mm Circular Polarizer Multi Coated Glass Filter, B + W 77mm #102 0.6 (4x) Neutral Density Glass Filter

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About Canon 24mm F/1.4

• Canon's newest fixed length L-series lens, the EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM, incorporates the newest in Canon lens technology for spectacular sharpness and impressive performance at all settings. It features two high-precision, large-diameter aspherical lenses for sharpness across the sensor, even in peripheral areas of full-frame sensors. Lens elements have a newly-designed anti-reflective SWC (Sub Wavelength Coating) that departs from conventional coatings by using an extremely fine structure that minimizes ghosting and flaring across the lens surface, regardless of the angle with which light enters or exits. It also features two UD lens elements to minimize chromatic aberrations, incorporates rear-focusing, ultrasonic, quiet and high-speed AF with full-time manual override. A circular aperture provides beautiful out-of-focus detail and offers legendary dust- and water-resistant L-series construction using only lead-free glass.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Strong construction (15),Superior build quality (14),Fast / accurate auto-focus (13),Fast auto-focus (13),Super-sharp images (13),Consistent output (10),Nice bokeh (7),Rugged (7),Durable (6),Easily interchangeable (6)
Heavy (3),Pricey / poor value (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (15),Low light (13),Night photography (10),Weddings (9)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (10),Photo enthusiast (4),Pro photographer (3)

Canon 24mm F/1.4 Specifications

13 elements in 10 groups
Angle of view
F stop range
1.4 - 22
Closest Focusing Distance
3.0 in./77mm
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.3" x 3.1" / 83.5 x 77.4mm
22.9 oz./ 650g

Canon 24mm F/1.4 Reviews

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Reviewed by 45 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


A small space workhorse


from Chicago, IL

This lens has served me well in small spaces for 3/4 and full-body portraits. It has allowed also for effective use of shalllow depth of field as a compositional element. Whether with natural light or strobes, this lens has not presented any sort of limitation in terms of framing or of photographic composition generally. With wide-angle lenses, certain distortion is not unexpected--particularly at closer distances to one's subject--but it is also not an issue if, for example, one shoots RAW and makes appropriate corrections in post-processing. As shooting with this lens may not be necessarily a "point and shoot" undertaking, skill sets may have bearing on individual results. I find the 24mm f/1.4 II USM to be a tremendous lens, and I cannot imagine not having it in my kit.


Glad I purchased it


from Colorado  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Night photography. F1.4 just what I needed for a lower ISO. Very little coma.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from Dorset, VT  -  Pro Photographer

I purchased this lens specifically for photography large products in my studio, mainly oriental rugs. This lens was to replace my Canon 16-35mm L series. The definition right to edges and the corners is outstanding and within a few minutes told me that I had made the right decision. As usual, you can always rely on Canon L series


great lens


from Irvine, CA  -  Casual Photographer

it is the best purchase i ever made it wrks relley well for angles and fast i love it!




from ST. PETERS, MISSOURI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I like this lens very much. I will be using it for group shots and for landscapes. Focus is good, and low light capabilities are great. Lens is heavier than I would have thought but still within reason.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


A super rad lens


from Seattle, WA

I wasn't sure about purchasing this lens at first due to the steep price tag but am really glad now that I did. This lens can be described in one word, Quality. Exceptional quality throughout the optics, build, design and AF to be more specific. The color of this lens is the best I've seen in any lens. The contrast and clarity is super deep and nicely defined. The sharpness is very well kept fully open and, when stopped to 4, is perfect. The light fall-off is pretty hard fully open but obviously your camera/PS can correct that pretty well and mostly goes away when stopped down a decent amount. The distortion is very minimal and easily corrected also. The build quality I absolutely love, very solid metal body, weather sealing and just good all-round feel. I dropped it onto a very hard floor from about 2.5 feet and it still works fine (obviously an accident). I wish the lens hood was metal though, but what are you gonna do. If you want a lens in this length and are debating the price, just go for it, you'll be happy.


Fine Lens


from Dallas  -  Photo Enthusiast

I purchased this lens for two major purposes: food photography and general low light use (aquariums, restaurants, caves, indoors). The very close 3 inch minimum focus distance combined with the effective 38mm on a 1.6 crop factor body make this lens great for close up subjects in low light situations. Food pictures have great detail and the entire subject can be captured easily. I pair this with my 60mm macro lense. Aquarium pictures come out nicely and the 24L's f1.4 is a significant advantage over any f2.8 lens. The 3" minimum focus distance is a must for most aquarium subjects. I've also captured great images strolling around town and in gardens. No complaints on image quality or focus issues. Construction is obviously solid. Cons: The bokeh isn't as good as you will get with a longer focal length. You'll often have the urge to get closer to your subjects if you use this as a general purpose lens. Objects get smaller looking through this lens. It takes some getting used to until you realize how to use this focal length. After using the 24L I know I made the right choice for my uses.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good, but certainly not perfect


from Salt Lake City  -  Casual Photographer

I bought the lens for its build quality. I hope to use this lens as a "stuck on" for my 1D X. It is actually one of the very few Canon lenses that are small and weather-sealed (14L, 24L, and 50L). I like the 24mm focal length because it is wide enough to cover generally what you see. However, subjects don't get strong perspective distortion off center. Auto-focus is not very reliable when set to f1.4 and it's about the same on the two cameras that I have (1D and 5D). Since auto-focus varies a little from shot to shot at f1.4, you may consider using continuous burst mode to make sure getting at least one that is in focus. Contrary to some people's belief, the out barrel of this lens is mostly plastic. Only the filter thread is metal, which I think is good, because filters don't get stuck on the lens and can be removed easily by hand.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Way too expensive


from New York, NY

For this price, I would expect a much better lens. Sharpness is very poor at the frame corners, unless you stop down to at least f/2,8. Vignetting is as visible as in much cheaper and older lenses. Built quality is excellent and distortion is very well controlled, but that's not enough to justify this price. At present, the 24/2,8 IS is probably a better purchase for most people.


Love this lens! Has changed how I shoot!


from Santa Barbara, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I mostly do portraits and event shooting with telephotos. But I bought this for the rare wide shots because I've always HATED my 24-70's soft focus! This prime lens is so sharp and consistent across the board I now choose to go wide 100% more of the time (I go out of my way to grab shots with this!) Example: Doing concert shoots I make sure to get on stage to capture the entire band at close range. If you're willing to "zoom with your feet" just a little, this prime will deliver the goods!


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