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Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0
Top 7%769 points
Top 7%
Top 4%789 points
Top 4%
Top 41%484 points
Top 41%
Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0

Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM vs Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM vs Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0: 26 facts in comparison

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
Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2: f/1.2
f/2.8
f/2

2. 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
Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye: 0.09m
2m
1.4m

3. 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
Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0
54% have it

4. 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
Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0
21% have it

5. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0
38% have it

6. 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
Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0
87% have it

7. 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
300mm
35mm

8. 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
Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0
70% have it

9. 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.
1.4f
Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2: 1.2f
2.8f
2f

10. weight

650g
Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM: 2.1g
2.35kg
1.65kg

11. 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.
22f
Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW: 45f
32f
22f

12. 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
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM: 800mm
300mm
100mm

13. 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
Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0
50% have it

14. 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
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD: 22.2x
1x
2.9x

15. 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
Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0
34% have it

16. 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
Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0
65% have it

17. 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
Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0
79% 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
Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0
49% have it

19. 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
Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0
79% have it

20. aperture blades

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
8
Lensbaby Velvet 85: 12
9
9

21. 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.
22f
Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW: 45f
32f
22f

22. maximum angle of view

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
84°
Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH: 318°
34°

23. Has full-time manual focus

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0
72% have it

24. magnification

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
0.17x
Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH: 14x
0.18x
0.09x

25. Is a telephoto lens

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.
Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
Olympus Zuiko ED 35-100mm F2.0
42% have it

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