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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Review

The Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM is a new wide angle prime lens from Canon that features image stabilization. This new lens promises great image quality and fast auto focus. The lens is designed for full frame cameras, but can be used on APS-C bodies as well. When used on APS-C bodies the lens will yield a field of view similar to a 38mm lens on a full frame body. I have not yet formally tested the lens yet but overall it seems to get positive reviews, although not stellar.

What I Like

  • 58mm filter thread
  • Image stabilization
  • Distance scale with Hyperfocal markings

What I Don’t Like

  • Does not include a lens hood
  • Not weather sealed (usually reserved for Canon’s “L” series lenses)


  • Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM - $599.99

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Overall User Rating

4.62 out of 5

based on 108 user reviews online.

: 69% (74)
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Focal Length 24 mm
Max Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Minimum Focus distance 7.9 inches
Maximum Magnification n/a
Number of Elements 11
Number of Groups 9
Aperture Blade Design Hexagonal
Number of Aperture Blades 7
Filter Size 58 mm
Diameter 2.69 in.
Length 2.19 in.
Weight lbs.
Lens Mount Construction Metal
Tripod Collar None
Weather Sealed No
Distance Scale Yes - With Hyper Focal Markings
Image Stabilization Yes
Lens Shade Optional

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