Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Review

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August 1, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

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#1 dj

A Nice lens..but so was the older design at half the price….the new lens is a complete rip off if ask me.

6:43 am - Thursday, August 2, 2012

#2 Sell Your Products

Lens is great in this.. Best price to buy..

9:50 am - Thursday, August 2, 2012

#3 David

Too expensive for the image quality and plastic build quality. Its not worth that much just because it’s a prime. If you’re using a crop sensor body The Canon EFS 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM is much more useful with its utra wide to medium wide zoom range, and has an image quality which is far better than it’s non-L status would suggest.

12:43 pm - Thursday, August 2, 2012

#4 Fotografo em Belo Horizonte

$807,00 very expensive. I see nothing special about this lens that justifies this price!

3:46 pm - Thursday, August 2, 2012

#5 Leo

The IS is useful for people who like to make films with there camera. The first lenses together with the 28mm IS where you pay extra (not a little but very much more) for making films as a photographer who never makes a film. I do not like that development. A 24 mm does not need IS for taking pictures.

12:47 pm - Wednesday, August 8, 2012

#6 M. O.

I’ve been testing both the new 24 and the 28 mm IS lenses for about a week and I did shoot about 500 images with them. The result of my test was that it simply doesn’t worth it’s price. Only between 2.8 and 4 looks sharper than the 16-35 L, but the IS is a complete rip off on this lens, only at every 3 shoots made some differences comparing the images I took turning it off. So, what’s the point? It is too risky to use it. But actually with the new peripheral illumination firmware activated in the 5D MIII the corner shade is very well controlled with the lens. However, I just want to remind you, that the lens doesn’t come with the hood. To fit in a nutshell, I was craving for this lens for a long time, I saved the money to buy it, but after all these testing I made it clear that I WON’T BUY IT! Sorry Canon!

11:23 am - Saturday, August 25, 2012

#7 vivek raut

Actually , we would love to get comparision between prime lens & zoom lens. supose prime lens is 24mm f2.8, compare it with 24mm of 24-70,15-85,17-40. This gives buyer, better understanding in selecting prime or zoom. Zoom has certain plus points but quality also plays a important role. Also mentioning quality in percentage will be better.

10:58 am - Friday, November 9, 2012

#8 Lynn Allan

> We’d found the previous members, the Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS and Canon 28mm f/2.8 IS good lenses at premium prices.

The latest Canon rebates (Mar, 2013) take a nice bite out of the MSRP.

The premium price that Canon is charging for their new lenses does trouble me, but ...

My speculation is that a next-generation of Canon high-resoluiton DSLR sensors will finally out-resolve the older existing lenses. My understanding is that the Nikon D800 demands premium glass, or “why bother”?

My Canon 5dm2 is happy with Samyang primes and my 50mm f/1.8 “plastic fantastic”, but a 5dm4 with 50mpx might not be.

Gosh, the 4 year old technology in the 7D scales up to mid-40’s mpx. With 18nm nano-lithography feature lines, the electronics won’t bog down completely while moving huge RAWS.

Almost seems like a good time to be a Canon stock-holder? They will be selling premium glass at premium prices to feed ultra-res cameras.

Or not?

9:43 pm - Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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