The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Canon 24mm F2.8 STM and the Canon 24mm f1.4L II USM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Canon 24mm f1.4L II USM is the longer of the two lenses at 87mm. The Canon 24mm F2.8 STM with a length of 23mm, is 64mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Canon 24mm f1.4L II USM also has a larger diameter of 94mm compared to the Canon 24mm F2.8 STM's 68mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Canon 24mm F2.8 STM weighs 125g, which means it is 525g (80%) lighter than the Canon 24mm f1.4L II USM which has a weight of 650g.
The Canon 24mm F2.8 STM has a filter size of 52mm whereas the Canon 24mm f1.4L II USM has a 77mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 52mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Canon 24mm F2.8 STM:
And these are the 77mm filters that we recommend for the Canon 24mm f1.4L II USM:
The Canon 24mm F2.8 STM has the Canon EF-S lens mount whereas the Canon 24mm f1.4L II USM has the Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with these mounts are Canon T8i, Canon 90D and Canon SL3 for the Canon EF-S Mount and Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV for the Canon EF Mount.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 24mm
but while Canon 24mm F2.8 STM has the fastest aperture of F2.8
, the Canon 24mm f1.4L II USM's widest aperture value is F1.4