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Canon EF 24 mm F/1.4 L II USM Lens
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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 wides...Read more
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Canon FD 24mm f/1.4 S.S.C. Aspherical
This lens represent a milestone in large aperture wide angle lens production back in 1975 when it first appeared. It was and still is the largest aperture lens of this focal ...Read more
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great fast sharp lens.
sharp lens. very bright. used for an indoor concert with lights off. I was able to able to shoot at 1/20th of a second or faster. of course, this is for the wider shots, wh...Read more

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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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Lens System
TypeHigh Quality, Wide Angle
Focus TypeAuto & Manual
Focal LengthFixed/Prime
Focal Length (mm)24 mm
ApertureF/1.4
Min Aperture22

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Compatible BrandCanon
Camera TechnologyDigital

Dimensions
Diameter2.7 inch
Weight22.93 oz

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Canon EF 24 mm F/1.4 L II USM Lens
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Canon FD 24mm f/1.4 S.S.C. Aspherical

Created: 06/09/10
This lens represent a milestone in large aperture wide angle lens production back in 1975 when it first appeared. It was and still is the largest aperture lens of this focal length. The aspherical element effectively eliminate spherical abberations and simplifies lens design. The technology to mass produce aspherical elements was ground breaking. It required high precision tolerance of 0.1 micron, a technology developed by Canon back in 1971.
The selling price of this lens, when new, was astronomical so make this version particularly rare. The next 'L' version (identical formula) is more readily available but has lost the iconic status of this original one. Other similar products to follow are also from Canon. It was not until May 2010 that Nikon came up with a similar product, some 35 years later.
I first got to know this lens when I bought my AE-1 camera back in 1978. It is a long time dream come true when I encounter this item at ebay. It has sentimental value for me but practicality is near zero as it can not be used on any full frame digital camera to express its full ability. It will find a permanent place in my cabinet and will see the light when I take it out to take those occasional self fulfilling pictures.
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great fast sharp lens.

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Created: 09/01/14
sharp lens. very bright. used for an indoor concert with lights off. I was able to able to shoot at 1/20th of a second or faster. of course, this is for the wider shots, which was what I was looking for with this lens. Prior to purchasing, I read a lot of reviews comparing this to the 16-35mm f2.8 II, and was hesitant at first, but eventually went with the purchase. at f1.4 it has more vignetting that other lenses at f2.8. but at f2.8, it has less distortion and less vignetting. anyways, Lightroom and Photoshop can correct the little distortion and the vignetting, so there is no really worry there. it is well built, as expected from canon L glass. It doesn't have the zoom that the 16-35mm has, but prime lenses do have characteristically less distortion than zoom lenses. If you want a wide prime fast lens, This is the way to go.
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This is an amazing lens that is worth the price.

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Created: 30/10/13
I bought this lens specifically for astro photography. The speed of this lens allows me to use short exposures to minimize star movement. As a practice, I stop down one stop to reduce coma and chromatic aberrations. These are common traits with all wide angle lenses, but are almost nonexistent with this lens. In addition to being a top performer in low-light situations, it is also excellent for landscapes and environmental portraits. It renders deep, saturated colors with plenty of contrast, and great depth of field. I haven't met a working professional photographer that doesn't love this lens.
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Awesome lens for Milky Way photographers!

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Created: 12/07/12
Bought this lens specifically for taking photos of the Milky Way. The first time out on a moonless clear night, resulted in some fabulous shots. Used a 2.2 aperture setting and a 15 second exposure to achieve the best images (on that particular night). It will be a great lens for fireworks and aurora (northern lights) photos too! Also does a nice job on portraits! Looking forward to put this fabulous lens through its paces. Very happy with my first "L" lens purchase!
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Satisfied!

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Created: 02/12/12
Fast. Sharp. Essential to the prime lens collection.
If you're wanting a wide angle, fast prime lens...this is the one you want.
It's a Canon L-Series, so you can't go wrong.
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