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CanonEF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens
 
4.9

(based on 248 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (181)
  • Strong construction (166)
  • Durable (137)
  • Consistent output (127)
  • Nice bokeh (116)

Cons

  • Heavy (49)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Blurry focus (4)
  • Slow focus (3)

Best Uses

  • Low light (166)
  • Landscape/scenery (150)
  • Night photography (130)
  • Weddings (118)
  • Video (73)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (89), Semi-pro photographer (56), Photo enthusiast (53), Casual photographer (10), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (180), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Do your research.

If you do thorough research, you know what you're getting when you buy this lens. Like any professional tool, it has its strong and weak points. Aside from getting a faulty lens from...Read complete review

If you do thorough research, you know what you're getting when you buy this lens. Like any professional tool, it has its strong and weak points. Aside from getting a faulty lens from the factory, anyone disappointed with this lens because it doesn't do what they need, should have bought a lens that does.As for performance: I use this primarily for astrophotography timelapse and it knocks the socks off anything else I've ever used. Open wide to 1.4 and you'll see some fairly strong vignetting at the edges (on a full frame sensor) at least a full stop if not a bit more. If you close down to 2.8, the vignetting is easily manageable in post. At 2.8 this is where the lens shines, definitely my favorite wide prime. As with every wide prime that I've used, the stars on outer edges of the frame go oval shaped, but it's not distracting. I also do some video documentary work. The day after I got it, I shot a surgical medevac to a military base from a local hospital that had lost power. I decided to try it out for interviews instead of the 50mm...I was blown away, the interview was gorgeous. The close distance to the camera can be a bit uncomfortable for some subjects, but if they don't mind, it's perfect. This lens will be in my bag for every interview that I shoot from now on. The focus ring is unusually tight, I wasn't expecting this, but it turned out to be perfect for fine-tuning the focus. It also makes harder to overshoot your focus point while shooting video.This is a lens worth getting, keeping and shooting on.The attached image was the first shot out of the box. Taken at an airfield with fairly heavy light pollution.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great lens but mine didn't work well

It's really hard to say how I'd rate this lens, as the copy that I got wouldn't focus correctly beyond about 9 inches - it'd always frontfocus beyond that. As a lens that I...Read complete review

It's really hard to say how I'd rate this lens, as the copy that I got wouldn't focus correctly beyond about 9 inches - it'd always frontfocus beyond that. As a lens that I could use fine during manual focus (@f/1.4), though, it served its purpose, and pretty well, as a fast, wide weather-sealed prime. I'm not a huge fan of the bokeh, and much prefer the 50 L (my favorite Canon lens), but in terms of a wide prime (which I'm looking for) there's not much else that'll beat it.

Reviewed by 248 customers

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing 24 mm II

By Jorge

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

Amazing fast-wide angle 24 mm II

 
5.0

This is a Beautiful Lens!

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

I love this lens, it has great color reproduction and excellent sharpness. I use this lens for weddings, event shooting and corporate work. Being an F1.4 this lens is great for dark environments while still holding great sharpness. Using this lens for AF in video with the Canon cameras is a joy, very quiet and fast, works great for interviews as a B cam. Overall, this lens is a great investment and will stay in my camera bag for years to come!

 
5.0

Great for landscapes!

By Jonathan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

I wasn't sure if I needed this lens, but now I don't know how I worked without it. I've purchase a few primes this past year and I'm so happy I did. This is a very close fit to the perspective of my iPhone 7+ so when I'm testing shots quickly in the field with my phone I know to grab this lens if the perspective is good on my phone. It's awesome for landscapes! Very little, if any, distortion is visible around the edges, unlike my 14mm, but still really wide. This is my go-to lens for landscapes.

 
5.0

The 24mm f/1.4 is AMAZING!

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

Beautiful lens! Competitive price point - but I don't think I'd shop from anywhere else other than B&H.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Placed Order

By Arvind

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

I can't wait to get my hands on this lens. My partner has one and it is fantastic and it will have vignetting on the edges when shooting at f/1.4 but other than that one heck of a lens.

(0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great lens

By Flor

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

great lens

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nothing but love for this lens

By Rich

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

This lens is simply amazing, in all situations, for all types of photography.
Wide, close, landscape, event, portrait, cinema, you name it; this lens does it stunningly.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the Depth Of Field

By Larzz

from Undisclosed

Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

Really like the depth of field with this lens. Absolute great for low light situations.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Lens

By Aaron

from Phoenix

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

I've only used the lens on two shoots so far, but I'm loving it. Super sharp and beautiful. Just like it should be.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Landscape dream lens...

By Sunndance

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

This lens coupled with any modern Canon dslr is a winning combination...

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First L Lens ive bought

By Borderline

from Atlanta, GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

Crisp, clean and amazing build quality. New go to lens for filming on my glide cam​.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best prime for a cropped sensor.

By Nathan King

from Seattle

Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

Without doubt my new favorite all around lens mounted on my 7D. Extremely versatile for a walk around portrait lens, fast and bright for those low light, quick shots. Also does wonders as an adventure, hiking, camping prime, where you want to have the ability for artistic portraits with incredible bokeh, while having a wide enough shot to include some of the environment, adding to more story telling photographs than what you would get with a tight 50mm. On the cropped sensor therr is no vignetting nor distortion, making the lens even more versatile imo, at least in this instance. This will be the first and last lens on my camera, most of the time.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent!!

By Dustin Levine

from Englishtown, NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

Amazing Lens!

Fast, Accurate focus.
Build like a tank..........weather sealed.

Smooth bokeh if shooting something very close and wide open at f/1.4.

I purchased mostly to use for astrophotography, and I am very happy with that decision. I can shoot at ISO800 now, when in a similar situation with a f/2.8 lens, I was at ISO3200

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best looking lens for C100 !!! Sharpness/Autofocus/Boleh

By CaebS

from Chino Valley, Arizona

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Night Photography
  • Sports/Action
  • Video

Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

I just love the way this lens looks through the C100.
The Sharpness and Bokeh is Excellent and does something special to the C100 image and to me it just matches it's 35mm sensor perfectly.
And the autofocus on this lens work so good
with the C100's Dual Pixel AF.
The reason I say this is because I've also seen so much C100 footage where many other lower quality lenses did not do the C100 justice at all and could lead a person to believe that the C100's image is not that great, but honestly the C100 is an awesome camera and a great deal, especially at today's prices it's an absolutely amazing deal, as long as you know what you're doing and matching it up with the right lenses that will do justice to the C100's image quality which is excellent for this price. And the footage from the C100 with this Canon EF 24mm 1.4/L ii lens is so so nice and clean and sharp and pro looking. That's my .02 Cents !!!!
GREAT LENS CANON!!!
And also, I want to say thank you to B&H for providing me with the right gear with great service and dependability that I can count on, and that's why I don't really bother looking anywhere else to buy my Pro Video Gear.
So, Thank You B&H !!!!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best looking lens for C100 !!! Sharpness/Autofocus/Boleh

By CalebS

from Chino Valley, Arizona

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Night Photography
  • Sports/Action
  • Video

Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

I just love the way this lens looks through the C100.
The Sharpness and Bokeh is Excellent and does something special to the C100 image and to me it just matches it's 35mm sensor perfectly.
And the autofocus on this lens work so good
with the C100's Dual Pixel AF.
The reason I say this is because I've also seen so much C100 footage where many other lower quality lenses did not do the C100 justice at all and could lead a person to believe that the C100's image is not that great, but honestly the C100 is an awesome camera and a great deal, especially at today's prices it's an absolutely amazing deal, as long as you know what you're doing and matching it up with the right lenses that will do justice to the C100's image quality which is excellent for this price. And the footage from the C100 with this Canon EF 24mm 1.4/L ii lens is so so nice and clean and sharp and pro looking. That's my .02 Cents !!!!
GREAT LENS CANON!!!
And also, I want to say thank you to B&H for providing me with the right gear with great service and dependability that I can count on, and that's why I don't really bother looking anywhere else to buy my Pro Video Gear.
So, Thank You B&H !!!!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best for wedding receptions!

By Petula Pea Photorgaphy

from San Diego, CA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

    I LOVE this lens so much! I used it at a 300-person wedding I had this past weekend and I'm just in love!
    It's so much better having that extra few mm's to capture the dancing shots!
    xo, petula pea photography!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this lens! Worth every penny!

    By JLR

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Night Photography

    Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

    I have been saving up for this one after renting a few times and it is amazing. Sharp, fast, great color. I barely have to do anything in post processing. I love using this lens for indoor lifestyle sessions, and as a walk around lens.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice

    By Jake

    from Richmond, VA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

    You see an incredible difference when shooting with this lens. Can't wait to try it out on some assignments.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Canon 24mm f/1.4...great lens

    By David

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

    This lens was one that I have been debating to get or not...but after I got it...I wish I have gotten it sooner.

    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AWESOME LENS!

    By shotpro

    from Chicago

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Night Photography
      • Video

      Comments about Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens:

      I have quite a few Cannon L Glass lenses and for shooting in low light the EF 24MM f/1.4L II is an amazing lens. It's clarity is second to none and handles highlights incredibly well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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