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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8

ef24mmf_28_1_
Review Date: Oct 3, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $200.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Price, image quality, reliability, fast AF
Cons:
Build quality

A great little lens for its price. I love the wonderful colors and sharp images this lens is capable off. Junked my 24/1.4L for this and never been happier. AF is sharp and fast, flare control is decent and the price just right. Could be better built but you get more than what you pay for.

Recommended!


 
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM

ef24mmf_14l_1_
Review Date: Oct 3, 2006 Recommend? no | Price paid: $950.00 | Rating: 3 

 
Pros: Good build quality
Cons:
Price, poor optical quality

I've owned 3 copies of this lens in the past and never found any to be worth keeping. Compared to its closest sibling, the EF 35/1.4L, the 24/1.4L does not seem to provide the same excellent optical quality of the 35mm. Images are not sharp most of the time, lacking contrast and poor color rendition. AF can be a little slow at times, especially under low light conditions. I finally got a EF 24/2.8 and I'm happier with this cheaper and smaller lens than I ever was with any of the 24/1.4L lenses I ever owned.

I don't recommend this lens to anyone. Go for the 24/2.8 or 35/1.4L instead.