Canon Wide Angle EF 24mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens

Canon Wide Angle EF 24mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens


Canon Wide Angle EF 24mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens

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Highly popular wideangle lens featuring a large aperture. Good for casual snapshots as well as perspective shots. Floating rear focusing system corrects astigmatism and gives high contrast and sharp delineation.

Internal focusing
Floating element
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Canon Wide Angle EF 24mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens
  • E-58 58mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Canon 2506A002 Specs

    Focal Length 24mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Canon (APS-C)
    Angle of View 84
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" / 24.99 cm
    Maximum Magnification 0.16x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6
    Optical Design 10 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 6
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread 58 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.6 x 1.9" / 6.60 x 4.83 cm
    Weight 9.52 oz / 270 g

    Canon 2506A002 Reviews

    Wide Angle EF 24mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 105.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid unspectacular performance My comments aren't so much about the quality of this 24mm lens vs. other 24mm lenses, since this is the only one I've tried. But I will say that if you're looking for an f2.8 prime lens for the Canon T2i cameras, this is an incredibly useful lens to have. Because of the cropped sensor area, lens lengths are exaggerated. This means that my 50mm lens, which is usually a normal becomes an 80mm lens on my T2i. Using it, I kept having to back up to get everything in the frame. The 24mm takes care of that problem entirely, and wound up being my workhorse on my most recent shoot. The build quality is solid and the autofocus seems accurate, so far.
    Date published: 2010-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have, cheap and awesome ! + Small size + Very good quality even at full aperture + Nice bokeh + Light + Cheap - Made of plastic... I usually work with a 50mm f/1.4 USM, but the 24mm f/2.8 is just what I needed for wide angles at full aperture ! Already recommended to many friends.
    Date published: 2011-11-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp lens I bought this lens to replace the kit rebel xt lens. Overall I have quite literally seen a big improvement in terms of sharpness and contrast in my photos since I began using it. This is a great lens for landscape and low light photography. The internal focusing is great for if want to a graduated neutral density filter. The 2.8 aperture is very good for working indoors where not a lot of light is available. For anyone looking to upgrade their kit lens to a sharp focusing wide angle this is your best bet.
    Date published: 2008-09-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good lens, but no 1.4 I bought this lens after a lot of debating between it and the 1.4. The 2.8s image is sharp, but the bokeh does look a little cheap/non professional. I decided to buy the lens because right now the project im working on has lots of deep depth landscape shots so I didn't need the shallower depth or extra light that the 1.4 provides. I probbably will upgrade at some point when I have enough money because the images from the 1.4 just look nicer. You get what you pay for, but all in all the 2.8 does the job.
    Date published: 2009-06-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from good bang for the buck I got this lens for those days when I want to shoot street work but don't want to deal with the expense of film. This lens is great because it significantly reduces the size and weight of your camera if you're used to walking around with a big zoom. I don't find it to be as razor sharp as some people have commented, but it's sharp enough. Images look great on the screen but in actual pixel view, you can see sharpness fall off. This lens gives you a performance that's relative to its price. If you're going to be critical and view your images at 100% view then you might not be so happy with it. Performance is definitely better than a digital point and shoot, but also definitely worse than an L zoom. The focus is a little noisy.
    Date published: 2009-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet Lens I have a 30D and I just adore this lens. It is sharp and the colors are wonderful. Even with the 1.6 crop factor, it is wide enough for landscape work. On the other hand, I have also done some macro photography since one can come quite close to the subject 8 I believe. I recently used the 50mm f/1.4 but I must say that I prefer the slight distortion from the 24mm and the DOF is just right especially if you are not using it for portrait work. the f/2.8 also allow work to be done in somewhat of low lit area but the autofocus might be a problem but metering might help. There is nothing like a nice prime lens which I have heard captures images at the quality level of L lenses if not better at the same settings. Not convenient if you love to zoom but if you find yourself sticking to the shorter end of a lens, move to a prime. It's an old workhorse but you will not be disappointed!
    Date published: 2010-01-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Little nice to use lens This is quite a specialty little weight lens. build not great, but decent compared to the other lenses in its generation, e.g. 35mm f/2, 28mm f/2.8.Definitely few levels up from 50mm f/1.8. I use it on canon crop sensor giving about 38mm length ff equivalent, which is very versatile fl I like the light, small features, good for travel and street shooting. Its not as fast for a prime, but you will not use this for its f2.8 as its wide angle, not telephoto. One caveat, it behaves weird in the close focus distance, depends on the position and distance, the focus shift. It wont affect my shooting majority of the time
    Date published: 2012-06-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My normal lens I use the 24mm f/2.8 as my normal lens. On my Canon 40D it has 38mm focal length, which is practical for travel and street photography.
    Date published: 2009-03-01
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