Canon EF 24 mm F/1.4 L II USM Lens
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Canon EF 24 mm F/1.4 L II USM Lens

The Canon L II USM 24 mm is a good choice for photographers who want both a wide aperture and auto-focusing ability in a wide-angle camera lens. The f/1.4 aperture — the widest on any current Canon lens — is fast and quiet due to the high-speed CPU used in the Ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) auto-focusing system. Manual focusing is also available at any time. The Canon L II USM is a high-performance lens for people who want professional results and images of the highest quality. It is a prime Canon camera lens compatible with all Canon cameras with the EF mounting. Ultra-low Dispersion glass elements in the lens help reduce chromatic aberrations, while Canon’s Subwavelength Structure Coating is applied to the inside surface of the lens to minimize flare and ghosting. This Canon camera lens is also constructed with Super Spectra coating for additional resistance to internal reflections. These special coatings combine to protect against light pollution and make sure any image captured is as clear as possible. Though the Canon L II USM is a sealed lens and is both dust and weather-proof, it requires a filter for complete sealing. This lens might be a good choice for those looking for a sharp and fast wide-angle camera lens that can produce quality images while providing the convenience of auto-focusing.

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The best 24mm prime lens in its category

byunk1911 May 28, 2009
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Pros fast, sharp, reliable, professional
Cons on the pricey side
Recommended it? Yes

After a year of using this lens I have nothing but great things to say about it. This is a professional lens in every sense. The f/1.4 aperature makes it possible to shoot in the darkest, mirkiest recesses imaginable, while still maintaing high picture quality. I am not exagerating when I say that... Read full review »


An essential tool of the trade

bycodename-x Feb 3, 2006
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Pros Sharp, fast, brilliant colors, lens hood and pouch included
Cons AF not always correct, expensive 77mm filter size (none included), price, slightly bulky
Recommended it? Yes

Being my first L class pro lens purchase, I spent the last nine months using it extensively. The two deciding factors for me on this lens were the aperture and focal length. I needed something that was fast, sharp and reliable regardless of the lighting conditions. I also needed enough room in my... Read full review »

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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens

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EF Mount L-Series Lens, Aperture Range: f/1.4-22, Two Aspherical and Two UD Elements, Sub Wavelength Lens Coating, Ultra Sonic Motor Autofocus, Full-time Manual Focus Override, Minimum Focus Distance: 3.0, Dust and Water Resistant, Circular Diaphragm - 8 Blades, 77mm Filter Diameter

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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Canon USA Warranty

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. Specifications Focal Length Maximum Aperture: 24mm 1:1.4 Lens Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups Diagonal Angle of View: 84 degrees Focus Adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM Closest Focusing Distance: 3.0 in./77mm Filter Size: 77mm Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.4 in./86.9mm; 22.9 oz./650g

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Product Details and Features


Compatible Brand Canon
Camera Technology Digital
Camera Type Digital SLR • SLR

Lens System

Focus Type Auto & Manual
Type High Quality • Wide Angle

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Brand Canon

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