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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM

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Review Date: Mar 18, 2005 Recommend? | Price paid: $1,260.00

 
Pros: Well built, solid construction, extremely nice feel when focusing manually. Optically a great performer, whether in low or bright light.
Cons:
Some peopl would probably feel it was on the heavy side.

I bought this lens primarily for ease of composition in less than bright light. If properly used it is a fine performer.
It will not compete with a Leica Rangefinder for precision focus, but I did not buy it for that. No reflex extreme wide angle lens can achieve pinpoint focus compared to the rangefinder. But used properly this is a fine lens. Stopped down slightly, detail is clear to the corners.



 
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM

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Review Date: Mar 18, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: The Canon 24mm 1.4 is very satisfactory. Contrast is excellent, as is resolution. Because it is a prime lens, it is sharper than a zoom, for example the 16-35 or the 17-40. On my Canon Mount Kodak, the full-size chip gives lovely images out to the very edge. The 14 meg chip lets the Canon 24 really perfprm, even in dim light.
Cons:
Possibly some people might complain about the weight, but this is a solid, well-built lens with great weather-proofing.