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The Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is the ideal entry focal length into the world of ultra wide-angle photography. A compact, fixed focal length 24mm lens equipped with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology that offers up to 4 stops of shake correction along with a ring-type USM and advanced CPU with optimized AF algorithms for fast auto focusing. Full-time manual focus feature is available for manual focusing even while in AF mode while a minimum focusing distance of 0.66 ft (0.20m) offers dramatic wide-angle images. Aspherical lens elements help improve image quality on the periphery while a 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds. Lens coatings are also used to help minimize ghosting and flares. Offering spectacular image quality, silent and smooth operation in a compact body, it's the ideal lens for capturing both stills and video.
I bought this lens to use in low light places such as bars for promotional work. This thing is so much better for me than my 50 1.4 or 18-55 and 55-250. It works. The low light capabilities combined with the wide angle have produced images better than I ever dreamed of straight out of the camera. The IS is an extra feature that I haven't used other than for video. Quick focus. Sharp from edge to edge. I've used this for many landscape pictures and long exposures. The lens rarely comes off my camera. It's light enough for a walk around lens. By far the best lens I own. I was shocked that it wasn't an "L" series lens with how sharp and bright it was. Definitely worth the money. I even bought a friend one I liked it that much.
Love this lens! I often shoot Holiday events and it's great for small groups or individuals up close. Sharp, light weight, non-intrusive, and fast focus. I previously used a 50mm and 70-200 but this lens allows me to mingle in the party and still get full length photos with surrounding atmosphere, or step up close.
I use this lens for video, it work perfect for me.
I own the 24-70 2.8L and the 24 - 105 4.0L. my biggest gripe has been the the lack of sharpness on the edges at the widest angle at 24 mm, as well as the darkness around the edges during indoor group shooting. I purchase the 24 mm 2.8 IS because I was tied of the poor quality of my wide angle group shoots with the 24-70, I must say this lens is a breath of fresh air, I am quite please with the results. I f you find yourself shooting a lot of indoor group shoots, this lens will will make one very happy, I considered the the 24 mm 1.4 L but this is a pleasing cheaper alternative.
I purchased this lens as a backup wide-angle. It certainly does not compare to the 24-70 by any means, but it does provide a wide angle image as low as 2.8.....If you have any clue whatsoever about lighting and camera settings, you can produce some decent images using this lens. I would recommend this lens to a beginner because it's inexpensive, can take images in low light, and requires the user to learn how to steady their hand.
I purchased this lens for landscape panoramic work. The nearly 40mm focal length is ideal for what I am doing. Prior to now I was using an 18~270m zoom. This is an extremely light (weight wise) lens though a little slow light wise. The focal length lends itself to the type of work I do without the front heavy zoom. I lost no speed (f stops) with the change but am able to better hand hold panoramic shots when necessary.
Landscape if it worked
For the money it is a great lense.
This is a fun lens to throw in your bag. Very little distortion. Easy to get good results. Much better than I thought it would be. Contast is just ok but easily corrected post processing. Sharp pictures. Auto focus is a little noisy but who cares. Price is good. I like this lens!
This lens works quite well in daylight. I was disappointed to see it didn't work as well in low light situations. I did a series of formal family portraits in a church full of stained-glass windows. It seemed to have a problem focusing in such conditions and the result of many of the images were much softer than I had preferred.