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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
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Initial Price: 
$800
  • Up to four-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Super Spectra coatings
  • 7 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Metal mount
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Overview

Description by Canon:

A 24mm prime lens with a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture that is perfect for landscape, travel and documentary photography. Image stabilisation helps in low-light, and USM AF focuses quickly and quietly.

Features

  • 24mm wide-angle lens (38mm equivalent on APS-C sized sensors).
  • Fast f/2.8 maximum aperture.
  • Up to four-stop Image Stabilizer.
  • Ultrasonic autofocus mechanism.
  • 0.2m close-focusing distance
  • Circular aperture for soft background blur.
  • Super Spectra coatings reduce flare.

Portable wide-angle lens offering great image quality and fast focusing.
A 24mm wide-angle prime lens with an 84° angle of view on full-frameDSLRs – perfect for landscape photographers. On EOS cameras featuring APS-C sized sensors, the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM gives an angle of view equivalent to a 38mm lens on a full-frame camera, making it a useful alternative to a standard lens. 

Shoot in low-light conditions
A maximum aperture of f/2.8 permits hand-held photography in available light without flash. Image stabilisation allows shutter speeds up to four stops slower than usual to be used without the risk of camera shake. 

Fast, quiet autofocus
An ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) provides fast, near-silent focusing. Full-time manual focus override allows fine adjustment without changing focus modes.

Close focusing
Get near to your subject, with a close-focus distance of just 0.2m, and enjoy a dramatic wide-angle perspective. 

Space- saving design
Weighing in at just 280g and measuring 68.4mm x 55.7mm, the CanonEF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM is a lens you can take everywhere. Great for reportage and travel photography.

Designed for great image quality
A seven-bladed circular aperture provides beautiful bokeh, while Super Spectra coatings reduce flare. The Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM’s classic prime-lens design minimises distortion and aberrations, which can degrade image quality.

 

 

Reviews

"Chromatic aberrations are very well controlled, geometric distortion is impressively low for an ultrawide lens (unless you are focusing very close), and the Super Spectra coatings successfully prevent contrast loss attributable to flare, The only real optical issues are obvious corner shading at the maximum aperture, something that every full-frame shooter has to put up with, especially when using wide angles, and a lack of edge sharpness from f/2.8-5.6."

Post date: 01/08/2012 - 17:46

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$800
Release Date: 
02/2012
DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
17.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
2.8 TStop
Distortion: 
0.60%
Vignetting: 
-2.0 EV
Chr. aberration: 
12.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
Ring USM (ultrasonic autofocus motor)
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
24mm
Angle of view: 
84°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
11 elements in 9 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.20m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system : 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Optical Image Stabilizer up to 4 stops
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
68.0mm
Length: 
55.0mm
Weight: 
280.0 g
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
58mm
Lens Hood included: 
No

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