Sharpness improved considerably compared to Version I due to new antireflective coating. Light falloff to f/4.5 was a minor disappointment.
Canon's third version of its 24mm f/1.4 full-framer (the first was the 1979 FD), this $1,700 (street) prime remains the fastest wide-angle lens for both film and digital SLRs, scaling up to the equivalent of 38.4mm on the Canon EOS 50D. With a new 13-element design (up from 11), upgrades include two aspherical elements (up from one) to combat linear distortion and field curvature, two UD elements for controlling chromatic aberration, an SWC (Sub Wavelength) coating to reduce flare and ghosting, and a more circular diaphragm for smoother bokeh.
|Range:||Wide Angle |
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||Yes|
|Minimum Focal Length:||24 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||24 mm|