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Canon 24mm f/1.4L II
$1,699 (2008-)
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Canon 24mm f/1.4L II

Canon 24mm f/1.4L II (77mm filters, 22.9 oz./650g). enlarge. I'd get it at Adorama or Amazon. Adorama pays top dollar for your used gear, especially the older model 24mm f/1.4 L in EOS and FD versions. It helps me publish this site when you get yours from these links, thanks! Ken.


17 September 2008      More Canon Reviews

Sample Image from Yellowstone, August 2009



The new EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM replaces Canon’s original 24mm f/1.4L from 1997.

The new EF 24mm f/1.4L II is bigger, heavier and has new optics which ought to be even sharper on full-frame digital. It uses a new coating called SWC (Sub-Wavelength Structure Coating), which sounds like the same idea as Nikon's Nano-Crystal Coat.

The new 24mm II adds dustproofing and waterproofing. Canon actually used the words "waterproof construction," which I suspect will have SCUBA divers chuckling.




13 elements in 10 groups.


Two aspherical elements

Two UD glass elements.

SWC (Sub-Wavelength Structure Coating), which sounds like the same idea as Nikon's Nano-Crystal Coat.


Filter Size

77mm, the pro standard.



Autofocus with and instant manual override.






3.4" (86.9mm) diameter.



22.9 oz. (650g).


Canon Item Code




17 September 2008.



December 2008 per press release.

October 2008 per Canon USA's page on the 24mm II.



$1,699 at introduction.

Canon 24 1.4

Canon 24/1.4. enlarge.


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