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Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

BH #CA1428LEF2 • MFR #2045B002
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two UD Elements, Two Aspherical Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
An impressive ultra wide-angle prime, the EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM is a Canon L-series lens well-suited for landscape, nature, and interior photography applications. Its relatively bright f/2.8 maximum aperture is well-suited to working in difficult lighting conditions and also makes this lens an ideal choice for astrophotography. The optical design incorporates two aspherical elements and two ultra-low dispersion elements to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations in order to realize a high degree of sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity when working in backlit and harsh lighting conditions. A ring-type USM and internal focusing mechanism also afford quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance, as well as full-time manual focus override. Additionally, this lens is weather-sealed for use in trying climates.
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Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Overview

An impressive ultra wide-angle prime, the EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM is a Canon L-series lens well-suited for landscape, nature, and interior photography applications. Its relatively bright f/2.8 maximum aperture is well-suited to working in difficult lighting conditions and also makes this lens an ideal choice for astrophotography. The optical design incorporates two aspherical elements and two ultra-low dispersion elements to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations in order to realize a high degree of sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity when working in backlit and harsh lighting conditions. A ring-type USM and internal focusing mechanism also afford quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance, as well as full-time manual focus override. Additionally, this lens is weather-sealed for use in trying climates.

Ultra wide-angle 14mm prime is compatible with full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, as well as APS-C-sized models where it will provide a 22.4mm equivalent focal length range.
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and suits astrophotography applications.
Two ultra-low dispersion elements are used to minimize chromatic aberrations as well as eliminate color blurring around the edges of subjects.
Two aspherical elements help to minimize distortions and spherical aberrations in order to maintain edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with an internal focusing system, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens is sealed against dust and moisture for working in inclement environmental conditions.
Built-in lens hood helps to block stray light and also protects the bulbous front element.
Lens's design accepts rear insert-type gelatin filters, which are cut-to-size and inserted behind the rear lens element.
UPC: 013803079425

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Specs

Focal Length14mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View114°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design14 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades6, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter SizeGel Filter (Rear)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.15 x 3.7" / 80 x 94 mm
Weight1.42 lb / 645 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.91 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.1 x 5.45 x 5.4"

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Reviews

I love this lens!

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-03

Just started using it but it's a awesome lens with such a short focal length and f2.8. It's fantastic !

Excellent lens

By oscar a.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-20

my favorite lens of all. Good job Canon.

Would definitely purchase again.

By Char
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-20

Love this lens, love it's perspective. Since purchasing three weeks ago it has hardly left my camera. Takes some practice learning how to use it. Sharp, minimal distortion - the beauty of a prime lens. Keep the lens cap on when not taking photos to protect the bulbous front element. Not ND filter system-friendly, as is the case with most lenses of this focal length.

LOVE

By ctph22
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-25

I wish it wasn't so pricey, but I don't regret this purchase one bit. I've rented this lens so much and decided to finally commit and purchase my own. Great super sharp lens for shooting in tight spaces.

Expanded My Photography Range

By Lee
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-02

This 14mm lens was originally purchased for astrophotography.  However, quickly I expanded my use of the lens to include landscape photography.  The use for astrophotography is a longer term project. The lens has met my high expectation of Canon products.  This lens has allowed me to take very wide landscape shots without needing panorama processing.  It does take a little to understand where to stand and where to place the foreground.  I have noticed that I need to use the Optics lens profile in the camera raw converter to correct for vignetting.  I have all of the in-camera processing turned off.  It is probably a part of a “fish-eye” lens design that geometry sometimes needs to be adjusted to “square up” a shot.  Generally, however, the lens produces tack shape images. I did incorporate the Haida rear lens ND system into the lens.  It is a daunting task to work on a brand new $2100 lens.  However the bracket was replaced without a problem and now the ND filter slides into the rear of the lens.  I included the ND filter as there are times when lower light is needed to decrease the shutter speed during capture of lightning during the day or blur moving water.  Circular polarizing filters are not available for this lens. As stated, this lens has increased my range of photo possibilities.  I find myself with this lens rather than the 24-105mm go-to landscape lens.  The downloaded photos include some of my recent wide angle work.

Great quality glass, light weight on camera body

By kbroenen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-10

Great for tight spaces and architectural photography. stays crisp and clear in the whole frame. minimal vignetting if any. color capture is great

Great lens

By RONALD
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-15

Overpriced, but you get what you pay for. Want to learn to shoot. get a fixed lens (old school)

Yesterday's Hero

By Nicolas
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-23

I've got a soft spot for ultra-wides, and it's no secret that for a long time, this was THE ultra-wide to rule them all, unless you had a castle to swap for Nikon's legendary Holy Grail. How unkind time can be. Third-party providers have popped out of nowhere over the past decade and all eventually released a rival rectilinear 14mm. All have come at a lower price, and most have either marginally or vastly out-performed this classic, always by improving on significant original shortcomings. Canon's 14mm 2.8 L II has always been somewhat notorious for chromatic aberration, but other complaints have to do with questionable sharpness under f5.6, and an odd decision to produce this lens with only 6 aperture blades, leading to ugly bokeh and silly-looking sunstars. If you want the same experience at a fraction of the cost, check out Rokinon's offering. If you have cash and seek a game-changer, play around with Sigma's significantly faster rival.

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I need a ND filter for this lens.Any suggestions ?
Asked by: Frederico
The Haida Rear Lens ND filter kit (BH #HAHD4568) says it fits this lens and my 25 mm fisheye. I have not tried it yet, though.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-05-01

Is this lens rectilinear? (want it for ...

Is this lens rectilinear? (want it for architecture).
Asked by: Maxim
Yes, some of the benefits to the new lens are as followed. L-series construction with dust and moisture sealing Aspherical and UD lens elements Circular aperture Super Spectra coatings Rectilinear design
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-09-05

question

for small room interior does this behave likeness of the Canon Mount Zeiss 18mm - zero distortion
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, that lens is very wide angle and has very little if any distortion. It is an excellent lens for interiors and small rooms.
Answered by: Matthew C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Im interested in using this 14mm lens for night photography and wide-angle macro. Has anyone tried using this lens with a 12mm extension tube for wide-angle macro? Im wondering if thats even possible. Thanks!
Asked by: Linda
As per Canon, the Extension Tube EF 12 II will not work with this particular lens.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-08-16

Has anybody used this lens for portraits of large ...

Has anybody used this lens for portraits of large groups of people? Are the sides distorted? The 18-135 on the Canon 80D is not wide enough for some locations, and I wonder if this would work without creating distortion.
Asked by: Larry
With this lens there is very little distortion, but in terms of using this for large group shots, this is one of the best primes lenses you could get for such shooting situations.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-10

What is the angle of view?

What is the angle of view?
Asked by: John
The angle of view is 114 degrees.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-07-01

question

what is the thread size?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately, the Canon Super Wide Angle EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens does not have a front filter thread. It has a Gel filter holder at the rear of the lens.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

I'm looking at this lens for Milky Way photography. How is the barrel distortion on this compared to the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8, which I have and like, except for that distortion?
Asked by: Dave
Dave, I have/had both lenses and prefer the Canon 14mm overall, although I have not specifically compared barrel distortion. Bought the Rokinon for northern lights photography in Norway and Sweden. The Rokinon distortion wasn't a problem for me as the whole NL photo scene is pretty wild as is. As you know, the Canon 14mm is big $$, so would hope it will have more use than the Milky Way. These days my kit is basically the 14mm, 24-70mm and 100-400mm, on a 1dX MII body.
Answered by: Charles H D.
Date published: 2021-09-04
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