Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
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Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM review: 30 facts and highlights

1. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
f/1.4
Canon EF 50mm F/1.2L USM: f/1.2

2. chromatic aberration

The lateral chromatic aberration result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Chromatic aberration is a type of distortion which results in color fringing along edges within the image. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
11µm
Canon EF 180mm F/3.5L Macro USM: 1µm

3. minimum focus distance

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.
0.25m
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM: 0.15m

4. sharpness result

The sharpness result from the DxOMark set of metrics. This result is based on the MTF (modulation transfer function) measurement, and gives an overall indication of the sharpness of images produced by the lens. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
11P-MPix
Canon EF 24mm F/2.8 IS USM: 17P-MPix

5. has a silent focus motor built into the lens

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
81% have it

6. Is a wide angle lens

A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.
Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
17% have it

7. transmission

The transmission result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Transmission refers to the amount of light that reaches the sensor through all of the glass elements of a lens, with a lower TStop signifying more light. This is important as less light reaching the sensor can lead to the requirement of higher ISOs or slower shutter speeds. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
1.8TStop
Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM: 1.4TStop

8. DxOMark score

DxOMark is a set of tests to measure the performance and quality of lenses and cameras. The DxOMark score is the overall score given to the lens. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
19
Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM: 28

9. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
24mm
Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM: 0.24mm

10. Has focus motor

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
94% have it

11. distortion

The distortion result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Distortion in the lens refers to the variation of magnification throughout the image. More distortion will result in straight lines being recorded incorrectly in the image. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
0.3%
Canon EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM: 0%

12. widest aperture at maximum focal length

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
1.4
Canon EF 50mm F/1.2L USM: 1.2

13. weight

650g
Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM: 2.1g

14. Has rounded aperture blades

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
65% have it

15. Can focus to infinity

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
75% have it

16. vignetting

The vignetting result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Vignetting refers to when the brightness of an image changes from the center towards the edges, resulting in darkened corners. A result of 0 is perfect and the image will have no vignetting. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
-0.9
Canon EF 24mm F/2.8 IS USM: 2

17. Front element doesn't rotate

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
48% have it

18. has or is a prime lens

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
49% have it

19. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
1x
Canon EF-S 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 IS: 11.1x

20. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
32% have it

21. Includes lens hood

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
30% have it

22. smallest aperture at maximum focal length

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
22
Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM: 45

23. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
24mm
Canon EF 800mm F/5.6L IS USM: 800mm

24. Has a metal mount

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
87% have it

25. smallest aperture at minimum focal length

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
22
Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM: 32

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