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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8

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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
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  • Super Spectra coatings
  • 6 aperture blades
  • Metal mount
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8

Overview

Description by Canon:
 
(lens replaced by  EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM )
 

A compact, lightweight wide-angle prime lens offering great image quality.

The EF 24mm f/2.8 offers a wide angle of view and excellent optical quality from a compact and lightweight package. The ideal prime lens for the landscape photographer on the move.

Benefits

  • Wide 84° angle of view with full-frame cameras
  • AFD rear focusing system
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Close focusing distance of 0.25m/0.8ft
  • Super Spectra coatings reduce ghosting and flare

Compact and easy to use
Weighing just 270g and measuring less than 70mm in length, this diminutive and highly popular lens deserves a place in any kit bag. On EOS cameras featuring APS-C sized sensors the lens gives an angle of view equivalent to 38mm on a full-frame camera, making it an ideal everyday optic for prime lens shooters.

Fast maximum aperture
A maximum aperture of f/2.8 allows fast, flash-free shooting in low-light settings and good control over depth of field.

Fully Electronic Lens Mount
An integrated AF motor provides fast autofocusing performance. The lens' electromagnetic diaphragm ensures incredibly accurate control over aperture positioning.

Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.

Reviews

"Released back in 1988 the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 is one of the oldest Canon EF lenses but it is still part of the current line-up. On APS-C DSLRs such as the EOS 350D/Digital RebelXT (as usual used for testing) the moderate ultra wide-angle lens is transformed into a moderate wide-angle equivalent to about

Post date: 07/02/2010 - 23:41

"Canon's come a long way since 1988, as the sharpness profile for the 24mm ƒ/2.8 will attest. Wide-open performance exhibits quite a bit of corner softness, on both sub- and full-frame camera bodies. The fact that our review sample is slightly de-centered doesn't help matters.

Post date: 24/01/2010 - 00:00

Specifications

Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
AFD
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
24mm
Angle of view: 
84°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
10 elements in 10 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
6 aperture blades
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.25m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
No
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
67.0mm
Length: 
48.0mm
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Filter Diameter: 
58mm
Lens Hood included: 
No

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