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Canon EF 24 mm f2.8

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Long product name Canon EF 24 mm f2.8 :
The short editorial description of Canon EF 24 mm f2.8

EF 24mm f/2.8

Canon EF 24 mm f2.8:
The official marketing text of Canon EF 24 mm f2.8 as supplied by the manufacturer
This lens is an EF 24mm f/2.8
- Lens construction: 10 elements in 10 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 84°
- Focus adjustment: Rear focusing system with AFD
- Closest focusing distance: 0.25m / 0.8ft
- Filter size: 58mm

Good for casual snapshots as well as perspective shots

Highly popular wide-angle lens featuring a large aperture. Good for casual snapshots as well as perspective shots.
Floating rear focusing system corrects astigmatism and gives high contrast and sharp delineation.
Short summary description Canon EF 24 mm f2.8:
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Canon EF 24 mm f2.8, 84°, 2.28" (5.8 cm), 9.52 oz (270 g), 0.64x
Long summary description Canon EF 24 mm f2.8 :

Canon EF 24 mm f2.8. Diagonal angle of view (max): 84°. Filter size: 2.28" (5.8 cm), Weight: 9.52 oz (270 g). Magnification: 0.64x

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Lens system
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Weight & dimensions
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2.28" (5.8 cm)
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9.52 oz (270 g)
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Source Testseek summary Average rating
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Compared to modern equivalents, the 24mm ƒ/2.8 seems to be due for an update. Weve had some interesting discussions about the nature of focus and field curvature in wide-angle lenses, and it could be that if you arranged your subjects to match...
Released back in 1988 the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 is one of the oldest Canon EF lenses but it is still part of the current line-up. On APS-C DSLRs such as the EOS 350D/Digital RebelXT (as usual used for testing) the moderate ultra wide-angle lens is trans...
Bottom line At the optimal focus distances the EF 24mm f/2.8 is an excellent performer capable to deliver images as sharp as it gets on an 8MP APS-C DSLR. For most situations this is generally true but residual spherical aberration can be a problem at close-focus...
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