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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

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EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

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The World's first 24mm fixed wide-angle lenses to feature optical IS technology. Ideal for landscape and reportage, both lenses offer outstanding flexibility allowing photographers to shoot an even broader range of scenes and subjects – combining fast apertures with IS to enable sharp results when shooting handheld, even in low light conditions.



Offering an advantage of up to 4-stops over lenses without IS, both lenses are ideal for capturing more of the scene thanks to their wider focal lengths. Both feature a wide f/2.8 aperture, allowing photographers to explore shallow depth of field, or to shoot in lower-light conditions. Wide apertures and IS technology also make each lens ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects, while Canon’s advanced IS technology is able to detect intentional panning movement and automatically switch from Normal IS mode to Panning IS mode – helping users to capture movement with greater accuracy.



Silent, high-speed AF performance is provided by the inclusion of a ring-type USM and additional features including optimized AF control. Full-time manual focusing also ensures adjustments can be made even when AF is engaged, while a minimum focusing distance of 0.20m (EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM) and 0.23m (EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM) allows photographers to get even closer to smaller or more detailed subjects.

Chromatic Aberration Charts

Chromatic aberration at 24mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/Canon24mmIS_CA_1344578827.jpg">High-Res</a>

MTF Charts

Resolution at 24mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/Canon24mmIS_MTF_1344578828.jpg">High-Res</a>

Photos of Equipment

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/canon24mmf28ISUSMfrontjpg_1328611524.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/canon-lens-ef-24mm-28-is-usm--P7305716_1343663051.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/canon-lens-ef-24mm-28-is-usm-P7305717_1343663067.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/canon-lens-ef-24mm-28-is-usm-P7305718_1343663083.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/canon-lens-ef-24mm-28-is-usm-P7305719_1343663095.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/canon-lens-ef-24mm-28-is-usm-P7305720_1343663106.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/canon-lens-ef-24mm-28-is-usm-P7305726_1343663119.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/canon-lens-ef-24mm-28-is-usm-P7305727_1343663129.jpg">High-Res</a>

Sample Photos

Sharpness is outstanding across the frame when stopped down to between f/5.6 and f/11 | 1/320 sec | f/7.1 | 24.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/CanonEF24mmIS_107_1344578835.jpg">High-Res</a>
Flare can be an issue with this lens and no hood is supplied as standard | 1/100 sec | f/7.1 | 24.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/CanonEF24mmIS_109_1344578862.jpg">High-Res</a>
At f/2,8 sharpness is excellent in the centre and very good towards the edges of the frame | 1/30 sec | f/2.8 | 24.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/CanonEF24mmIS_113_1344578879.jpg">High-Res</a>
Mild barrel distortion is present, but you'll be hard pressed to notice it | 1/400 sec | f/8.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/CanonEF24mmIS_119_1344578950.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/50 sec | f/8.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/CanonEF24mmIS_114_1344578897.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/30 sec | f/5.6 | 24.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/CanonEF24mmIS_117_1344578919.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/60 sec | f/8.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/CanonEF24mmIS_120_1344578972.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/800 sec | f/8.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-24mm-f28-IS-USM-4015/highres/CanonEF24mmIS_123_1344578993.jpg">High-Res</a>

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