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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens USA

You Pay: $599.00

Mail-In Rebate: -$ 50.00

Offer ends: OCT 25 '14
Price after rebate: $549.00
Product Highlights
  • EF Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
  • Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Focus Motor
  • Rear Focusing System
  • Fulltime Manual Focus Override
  • Lens Coatings Minimize Ghosting & Flare
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 7.9"
  • 58mm Filter Thread Diameter

The EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens from Canon is a wide-angle prime lens that gives you superb image quality in a compact form, it is ideal as an everyday "walk-around" lens.  Equipped with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer, it provides up to 4 stops of shake correction and is effective in low light. A ring-type Ultrasonic Focus Motor (USM) and advanced CPU with optimized AF algorithms provide fast, smooth and silent auto focusing which is especially important when shooting video. Full-time manual focusing is available even while in AF mode.

Aspherical lens elements reduce aberrations and help improve image quality on the periphery and Canon lens coatings minimize ghosting and flare. With a minimum focusing distance of 7.9", the lens can create powerful and inclusive wide-angle images.

Rear focusing system
Image stabilization enables up to 4 stops shake correction to prevent blur when shooting at slower shutter speeds.
An ultrasonic focus motor (USM) provides fast, silent autofocus operation.
Manual focusing available at all times
Minimum focusing distance of 7.87"
Lens coatings reduces ghosting & flare
Performance
Focal Length 24mm
Comparable APS-C 1.6x Focal Length: 38.4 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 84°
Tilt/Shift None
Minimum Focus Distance 7.9" (20.07 cm)
Elements/Groups 11/9
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.69 x 2.19" (6.83 x 5.56 cm)
Weight 9.9 oz (281 g)
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
  • E-58 II 58mm Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    CanonEF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
     
    4.7

    (based on 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (33)
    • Lightweight (32)
    • Consistent output (18)
    • Easily interchangeable (15)
    • Strong construction (15)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (25)
      • Low light (22)
      • Night photography (14)
      • Weddings (12)
      • Video (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (13), Photo enthusiast (12), Pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (33)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great for Architecture and Low Light

      I bought this lens to replace my 17-55 2.8 lens. First of all it is compatible with my full frame camera and my small sensor 7D as well. This is very useful. ...Read complete review

      I bought this lens to replace my 17-55 2.8 lens. First of all it is compatible with my full frame camera and my small sensor 7D as well. This is very useful. I tried it out in San Antonio on the River Walk at Christmas. The night shots were outstanding and have garnered many good comments. Then on Christmas day I walked around downtown early in the morning. The lens is perfect for shooting architecture. I am going to Venice in April. I intend to use this lens for the canal scenes where a wide angle is needed and sharpness is a must. So far, I have no complaints. The lens is extremely light for walk around photography and the IS is an added plus. I would definitely recommend this lens.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good value for dollar

      This is a light alternative to wide zooms, ideal for DSLR video. Not the quality of an l-series lens, but at a fraction of the price it's a good value.

      This is a light alternative to wide zooms, ideal for DSLR video. Not the quality of an l-series lens, but at a fraction of the price it's a good value.

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      5.0

      Awesome lens

      By J

      from NY

      Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

      Couldn't be happier with the results.

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      4.0

      Surprisingly good lens

      By X

      from Utah

      Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

      I am a big fan of prime lenses but usually buy more expensive heavier glass lenses. I had to buy this lens for it to balance for my aerial video rig but am impressed with it. Of course it's clear but the image is crisp and full of dynamic options. For my purpose this was a smart buy.

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      5.0

      Light and sharp

      By Wolf

      from Ramona, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Video

        Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

        One, if not the sharpest lens in my bag.It's very light and quiet and only shows a little bit of a vignette effect when used totally wide open (f/2.8) - nothing that cannot be fixed in post. Lightroom already comes with the profile for this lens and corrects everything nicely. IS is cool when using the lens for video.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Little Lens for the Money

        By The Teacher

        from Kansas City, MO

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Street photography
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

          Five stars from me for this lens for sharpness, speed, and image stabilizing. I bought this lens primarily for crowd shots and large group shots. However, it's also great for street photography: It's not intimidating and enables one to capture the subject's surroundings very well, which helps to tell the story. It's very lightweight, so you could shoot all day and not tire. It's made of metal where it counts and is undeniably superior to the 50mm 1.8. Overall, it's a very good investment.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Hidden Gem

          By Jim the wedding photog

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Good build quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • No weather sealing
          • Some Ca But Not Bad
          • Vignetting
          • Wish It Was F2

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

            This lens got a bad rap when it was first introduced, because the price was so high. At current prices, it is a much more appealing option. The original Canon 24mm 2.8 prime was a great prime, but I'm glad this update is around. The coatings are better, flares less, and the autofocus is silent. At f2.8, this lens is basically as good as my f1.4LII, with the exception of vignetting. The vignetting is the one downside of the 24IS. It's pretty huge.

            The lens is sharp to the corners even at f2.8, has IS (good for 2-3 stops), and most importantly it's extremely lightweight.

            I also own the 28mm 2.8 IS and that lens is marginally optically superior to this one. The 24 has more CA, is a tiny bit less sharp, and has a tiny bit more vignetting. That said, it's not a huge difference. Pick the focal length you like. 24mm pairs well with a 35mm prime, but if I were to have only one, 28mm would be a good option.

            This lens is bascially as good as the 24mm f1.4LII and less than half the weight/size. I shoot mostly at f2.8, so this lens will replace the L. I love it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Nice footage by DJI S1000 Zenmuse Canon

            By Deaf aerial videographer

            from san jose, CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

              great lens for footage aerial photographer

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              • No

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              5.0

              Amazing Lens

              By Brian

              from Indianapolis

              Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

              Very sharp, great build quality, and very good for handheld video. This lens is a fantastic wide angle lens. Amazing for so many types of photography and a VERY good video lens, especially for handheld video. The image stab. makes this lens a great choice for run and fun video shooting.

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              5.0

              Awesome Lens! Great Buy! Would buy again

              By StaylorBarnes

              from Orem, Utah

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography

                Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

                I currently use this lens with my Canon 6D. I absolutely love this lens. It is exactly what I have been wanting to by able to do astrophotograpy, as well as landscapes. I just recently used it for some shots of fireworks over a lake. I was able to capture the reflection as well as the actual firework. I am extremely happy with my purchase!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great lense

                By Karl

                from York, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

                    I read a number of lens reviews which indicated that a few fixed focal length lenses can make a lot of dollar and performance sense. The IS surprised me in buildings with limited lighting. The pictures were clearer. Outside provided great color and contrast. This is a everyday "walk around" lens.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Lens!

                    By Personal Photographer

                    from CT

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

                      I grabbed this lens a few weeks ago in preparation of my cousin's wedding. My aunt had asked me to photograph things that the professionals wouldn't be around for (like the rehearsal dinner and the bridesmaids getting ready), and this seemed like the perfect wide angle lens. It took beautiful photos all weekend, and I'm really happy with the purchase! It compliments my 50mm really well for when I'm in tight spaces.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Good value for dollar

                      By dbrownpix

                      from Ithaca, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

                        This is a light alternative to wide zooms, ideal for DSLR video. Not the quality of an l-series lens, but at a fraction of the price it's a good value.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Perfect Wide Angle for Crop Sensor

                        By Joe

                        from Minnesota

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Sharp

                        Cons

                        • So-so Bokeh

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Photography
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

                        You are going to hear people say that this lens is not sharp at f/2.8, IS is overkill for a wide angle prime, and that the corners are soft. All of these are "true" statements, but let me elaborate:

                        - the lens is sharpest stopped to f/8, but f/2.8 produces a completely usable image. A little sharpening in post, and you are good to go.
                        - IS is probably overkill for this lens, and when it was going for $850, it was patently ridiculous. However, now that the price has come down, we can talk benefits of IS, and the immediate benefit I have been utilizing is with video capture. IS has been my best friend in this department. Get yourself a good third-party picture style (visionColor), and you can really do amazing things with this lens!
                        - the lens may be soft in the corners for a full frame sensor, but I have seen nothing but tack-sharp corners on my crop sensor t3i.

                        The one caveat is the less-than-ideal bokeh at 2.8. But perhaps I've just been spoiled with my former 28mm 1.8. I would still choose the 24mm 2.8 over the 28mm 1.8. Sharper, faster autofocus, and wider perspectives.

                        All in all, I really enjoy this lens. Get prime. Now to just round out my collection with the 50mm 1.4.

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                        5.0

                        Great Lens-Sharp results

                        By JimScaf

                        from San Francisco, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

                          Great lens so far, took some shots of buildings in downtown SF with sharp photos

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good value

                          By DP

                          from Irvine, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

                            Very nice lens for the money

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very good lens

                            By JP

                            from Costa de Oro, Uruguay

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action

                              Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

                              I have bought this lens some months ago and started using it in april. I love prime lenses because their sharpness and I own a 50mm f1.4 and a 85mm f1.8. They are very good lenses but the 24mm f2.8 is really amazing. Very sharp, very good color accuracy, no vigneting in different light situations and it has IS. In april I traveled to USA and used it permanently attached to my Canon 7D and I am really very happy with this lens. It is a very recommendable lens.

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                              5.0

                              A great lens

                              By Sherlock Photos

                              from Radford, VA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Nice Bokeh
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

                                After purchasing a used Canon 20D (APS-C format) with a 28-200 mm lens years ago, it was time to add another lens. After months of researching, I decided to try this lens and I am so glad I did. Excellent images, and auto-focus is quick and quiet. Great bokeh! I use this lens primarily for trips, landscapes, walking around the city, and indoor shooting.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                great lens!!

                                By Damegonerogue

                                from New York, NY

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

                                Really nice lens, a bit expensive but worth it.

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                                5.0

                                Sharp lens

                                By atlcroc

                                from Atlanta

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

                                  In the old film days, I only bought prime lenses since back then they were sharper and faster. Now most of my lenses are zooms. Decided to add this lens to my collection and after testing it vs. my zoom lens, it's definitely sharper. It's really light and will be easy to carry along with the zoom to make sure I get the best results when shooting landscapes.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great wide angle prime

                                  By gauravs82

                                  from Somerset, NJ

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Nice Bokeh
                                  • Rugged
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Night Photography
                                    • Video
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

                                    I have used this lens for about a week and I am liking it so far. This is great for landscapes and night/astrophotography. The best features I like about this lens is fast focusing and ability to turn the focus ring even when I am in autofocus mode.

                                    Pictures are sharp and clear end to end. There's nothing I can complain about.

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                                    5.0

                                    24 F2.8 IS - Great Lightweight Prime

                                    By MAC

                                    from Midwest

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Nice Bokeh
                                    • Rugged
                                    • Spot On Focus
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Wish It Was F2

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Great Focal On Crop Ff
                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Night Photography
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Video
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens:

                                    I use as my 24mm wide angle on my 5d, and as my 38mm fov on my T4i. It is very sharp at F2.8, and stays that way when stopped down. I use Lightroom for lens correct for raw, and in camera correct for jpg. Much better lens than my old 20 f2.8 that I sold. Great pair with my 35 f2 IS. I want Canon to make a 50 F2 IS as good as my 24, 35 pair. I also have the 100L. 4 Stop IS and light weight rocks. With multiple bodies, i'm a prime shooter versus a zoom shooter. These give great IQ.

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