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Canon 24mm f/1.4L II USM
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The Canon 24mm f/1.4L II USM
The EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM L features two high-precision, large-diameter aspherical lenses for sharpness across the sensor, even in peripheral areas of full-frame sensors. Lens elements have an anti-reflective SWC (Sub Wavelength Coating) that minimizes ghosting and flaring across the lens surface, regardless of the angle through which light enters or exits.It also features two UD lens elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and 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.
This is a superb 24mm f/1.4 lens--but at the price, it should be. There is minimal barrel distortion (1.3%) and chromatic aberration. Center sharpness is superb, even wide open. The edges and corners need to be stopped down to f/5.6 to be maximally sharp. The contrast and color throughout the range is best described as “vibrant."
It is, however, a lens for rather specific purposes: excellent center sharpness in a wide-angle, wide-aperture lens. If you are doing architectural or landscape work then the 24mm f/3.5 TS-E lens might be a better choice. If you don’t need the wide aperture, then the 24mm f/2.8 IS lens has image stabilization, similar sharpness, and a much lower price.
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On this item, we include a LensAuthority 90-day limited warranty. This warranty covers damage that arises from normal use of the item. It does NOT cover accidental or intentional damage. More details are available in our FAQ section.
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