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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM features 24mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 11 elements in 9 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 84 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 7.87-inches (20 cm) and has a filter size of 58mm. The Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens weighs 9.9 oz (281 g) and it measures 2.69-inches/6.83cm in diameter and 2.19-inches/5.56cm long.
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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Reviews
Photographyblog reviews the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and writes;
“Image quality is generally excellent. Chromatic aberrations are very well controlled, geometric distortion is impressively low for an ultrawide lens (unless you are focusing very close), and the Super Spectra coatings successfully prevent contrast loss attributable to flare”
Ephotozine reviews the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and writes;
“As far as sharpness is concerned, this lens delivers excellent performance, even at f/2.8. At maximum aperture, sharpness in the centre of the frame is already excellent, and the clarity towards the edges of the frame is very good. Stopping down improves sharpness further with the centre being outstanding between f/4 and f/11 and the edges reaching similar levels of clarity between f/5.6 and f/11.”
Lenstests reviews the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and writes;
“The EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM is much more affordable than the EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM but less so than the EF 28mm f/1.8 USM that doesn’t have the same but a similar focal length. While it certainly delivers better image quality than the EF 28mm f/1.8 USM it is more than a stop slower which makes it difficult to use for available light photography.”
The-digital-picture reviews the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and writes;
“the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens delivers fast and accurate AF, very good image quality and image stabilization in a light, compact package. I will continue to make use of this lens.”
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM User Reviews
Wide-angle prime lens with image stabilization delivers good image quality
“The lens offers good image quality – sharpness is great straight from f/2.8 and there is only a small amount of barrel distortion visible. My lab tests have shown that color fringes (“Chromatic Aberrations”) both in focused parts (“Transverse CA”) of the image and in out-of-focus areas (“Axial CA”) are visible but compared with its immediate peers the lens’s performance is quite respectable. There is no curvature of the focal plane (“Field Curvature”) but corner shadows (“Vignetting”) are very intense and they are visible even stopped-down.” – By Gil De Sousa, LensTests-com
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Sample Photos
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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM User Manual (PDF)
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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Features
The Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is a compact wide-angle 24mm lens which allows you to capture exceptional and smooth images with silent operation. This lens is equipped with an Optical Image Stabilizer that delivers up to 4 stops of shake correction, making it is perfect for use in low light shooting situations. There is a ring-type USM and advanced CPU with optimized AF algorithms in the lens body which enables the lens has fast auto focusing and fast operation.
Additionally, this lens utilizes aspherical lens elements to improve images quality and a 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm to provide beautiful, soft backgrounds. It also comes with lens coatings which reduce ghosting and flare.
+ Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 24mm, 1:2.8
+ Lens Construction: 11 elements in 9 groups
+ Diagonal Angle of View: 84Â°
+ Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
+ Closest Focusing Distance: 0.20m / 0.66 ft.
+ Filter Size: 58mm
+ Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 2.69 x 2.19 in., 9.9 oz. / 68.4 x 55.7mm, 280g
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