Canon 24mm f2.8 is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Wideangle Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Canon EF mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Canon 24mm f2.8 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon 24mm f2.8 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Canon EF 24mm f2.8 Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon EF 24mm f2.8 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
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| Minimum focus distance of 0.25m / 9.8 inch
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Canon 24mm f2.8 is compatible with cameras that have 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 24mm f2.8 has a maximum diameter of 68mm and total length of 49mm. It weighs 270g / 9.5 oz.
Canon 24mm f2.8 has a filter thread of 58mm.
Canon 24mm f2.8 has a fixed focal lenght of 24mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 38.4mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 24mm f2.8 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).
Alternatively, you can check the Canon 24mm f2.8 IS USM in Canon EF mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 24mm f2.8 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.16x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.25m. 0.16x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Canon 24mm f2.8 has a max aperture of F2.8 and a minimum aperture of F22.0.
Canon 24mm f2.8's optical formula consists of 10 elements in 10 groups .
Canon 24mm f2.8 doesn't come with a lens hood but there is an optional lens hood with a part code of EW-60II that you can order separately.
Canon 24mm f2.8 is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Canon 24mm f2.8
Here is the eight most popular comparisons of Canon 24mm f2.8 amongst Camera Decision readers.