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Old 1st of January 2009 (Thu)   #1
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Default Canon EF 24mm f1.4L II USM (new)

I know there is a long thread about the first version:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...ght=canon+24mm

...but i would like to see samples and/or comparisons with the latest II version


I'm not really sure about the differences we can expect...

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...&modelid=17623


Weights about 100gr. more than older version

It's now 13 elements in 10 groups

Is the closest focusing distance is really 3'' (!?)




More info here:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08...4mm.asp#images

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Old 15th of January 2009 (Thu)   #2
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Default Re: Canon EF 24mm f1.4L II USM (new)

I did a mini review on both of these lenses. The mark II version, compared with my samples of the mark I, are vastly superior.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...=620285&page=6
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Old 16th of January 2009 (Fri)   #3
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Default Canon EF 24mm f1.4L II

For all of you out there that have it...lets see some



Canon's newest fixed length L-series lens, the EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM, incorporates the newest in Canon lens technology for spectacular sharpness and impressive performance at all settings. It features two high-precision, large-diameter aspherical lenses for sharpness across the sensor, even in peripheral areas of full-frame sensors. Lens elements have a newly-designed anti-reflective SWC (Sub Wavelength Coating) that departs from conventional coatings by using an extremely fine structure that minimizes ghosting and flaring across the lens surface, regardless of the angle with which light enters or exits. It also features two UD lens elements to minimize chromatic aberrations, incorporates rear-focusing, ultrasonic, quiet and high-speed AF with full-time manual override. A circular aperture provides beautiful out-of-focus detail and offers legendary dust- and water-resistant L-series construction using only lead-free glass.

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 24mm 1:1.4
Lens Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups
Aspherical and UD lens elements for correction of chromatic aberration. (2 UD Lens Elements)
Circular aperture for pleasing bokeh. (8 blades)
Lead-free glass
Diagonal Angle of View: 84
Focus Adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM
Closest Focusing Distance: 3.0 in./77mm
Maximum magnification: 0.17x
Filter Size: 77mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.4 in./86.9mm; 22.9 oz./650g
Lens hood and pouch supplied
Weather sealed
Provides distance information for E-TTL II flash metering
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Default EF 24mm f1.4mk2

Just wanna share mine which I got today! YAY!
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Old 19th of February 2009 (Thu)   #5
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Default Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM II

I'm debating between the mk I and mk II. Since there's already a 24L mk I archive and the examples are OUTSTANDING...I guess I need convincing that the extra money for the mk II is worth it.

Let's see some pictures!
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Old 19th of February 2009 (Thu)   #6
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Default Re: Let's see some 24L mk II shots

Have you seen this?
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/r...ns-Review.aspx

I just got mine last week and haven't had much of a chance to do much with it yet. Build quality and AF performance wise, it has been a nice upgrade so far.
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Default Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM II

I need to stay the hell out of this thread....

seriously, one negative on the 24L II for me is it's size. I recently picked up a sigma 20mm and it's length is similar to the 24L II and it's enough longer than the 24L I don't like it's look/feel as much on that alone.... At least that's what I keep telling myself on the 24L II decision.

siggy 20mm and 24L II are both 3.4, the old 24L is 3.1... It's not much, but it's just different to me. I LOVE the compactness of my 5Dii with the 24L.
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This is what happens when people don't follow the rules.

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Default Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM II

Do we need a ginourmous picture of the lens at the top?
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Default Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM II

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Do we need a ginourmous picture of the lens at the top?
Yes.

It adds to the badassery of this thread, and I like it because I can see up close how thsi lens looks different from the original 24L.
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Yes.

It adds to the badassery of this thread, and I like it because I can see up close how thsi lens looks different from the original 24L.
OK, just checkin'

Here's the two compared:



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Hoff, how are you fairing without your 24 & 35? Any plans to replace them?
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Default Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM II

Like the Inquisition, I never expected the price jump to mark II to be so brutal.

My excess income is tied to venture capital people spending money, which they are not doing at the moment, so I'm in a holding pattern for any big lenses. It has made me appreciate my 16-35/II even more, though. It is quite a cracker at 35mm & f/2.8. I've also gotten better at indoor bounce flash since I can't rely on the speed.
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