Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with EF Mount
Canon replaced the older Canon EF 14mm f2.8L USM with this model. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:
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What type of photography is the Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Canon EF Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM is a member of Canon's EF L series of lenses. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
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Reasons to Buy Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II USM Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II USM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| Extreme Wide-angle capability
| Minimum focus distance of 0.2m / 7.9 inch
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Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM is compatible with cameras that have a Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM has a maximum diameter of 80mm and total length of 94mm. It weighs 645g / 22.8 oz.
Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM has a fixed focal length of 14mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 22.4mm.
The Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.15x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.2m. 0.15x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Ultra-Wideangle Prime type Canon12 mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM has a max aperture of F2.8 and a minimum aperture of F22.0.
Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM's optical formula consists of 14 elements in 11 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- Aspherical & UD elements. Super Spectra coating to reduce ghostings
Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM comes with a built-in petal shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM
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