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Canon EF wide angle lenses

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  • most seem to feel that older Canon's wide angle lenses don't really make the grade on full frame sensors
  • Canon has attempted to remedy this by bringing out mark II versions and their unique 17mm tilt shift lens

prime lenses

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L

Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 fisheye

    • 180deg diagonal field of view; 0.2m macro; drop in rear gelatin filters; 5 blades; RRP $A1500; ($A985 online)

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 tilt shift

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

  • Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM:
    • revised lens designed for more resolution and nicer bokeh

Sigma ART 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM

  • announced Feb 2015
  • 15 elements in 11 groups
  • 9 rounded diaphragm blades
  • close focus 9.8“
  • new full-time manual focusing mechanism
  • 3.2in X 3.6in and weight of 665 g
  • $US849

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

  • announced Feb 2012

Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 tilt shift

  • new mark II version

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8

  • for good star shapes in astro work, need to stop down to f/5.6 so may as well use the cheaper f/2.8 lens at f/5.6.

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

  • announced Feb 2012

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L

  • a favorite prime lens for many pros. ($A1869 online)
  • appears to be a lens specific issue with AF/MF switch tendency to be damaged - see here

zoom lenses

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 17-35mm f/2.8L USM

  • Canon EF 17-35mm f/2.8L USM:
    • 77mm filter; $US900; 0.42m macro;
    • sharp from 20mm upwards and stopped down to f/3.5; big hood; does not focus as close as the 16-35mm;
    • vignetting and lens flare an issue on full frame at wide angle;

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

    • 74 to 29deg angle of view; 0.28m macro; 77mm filters or rear drop in; weather resistant; 7 blades; RRP $A1600; $US600-800 Ebay;
    • unfortunately significant distortion on the edges with full frame cameras.

Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

  • announced Feb 2012, 10mm shorter than Mark I version; zoom lock for transit; weatherproofed;

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 IS L

Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM

photo/canonefwide.txt · Last modified: 2015/06/29 23:31 by gary1

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