Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Wide Angle Lens - Fixed Review

The Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Wide Angle Lens - Fixed has become my best night photography lens. 

                      Check out my Instagram account for some of my night shots.  This lens is the fastest piece of glass that I own.  Now 24mm is almost to wide in some scenes.  I get around this by attaching it to my cropped frame camera if I absolutely need a little more reach.  With a 1.7x crop factor it brings the lens to a 40.8mm.  Wait just a minute.  This 24mm lens virtually replaces the need for a nifty-fifty if you have a cropped sensor.  I also love this lens for shooting in close spaces. 

                      Say you're at a client's home, and they want some images in front of the fireplace.  This lens is perfect for that situation.  I can shoot wide enough to get the family without having to melt into a wall to get a wide enough angle. 

                      I have been shooting with this lens for over a year now.  Let's see what I think the pros and cons are on this glass. 


  • Extremely fast glass

  • It takes the place of two lenses in my bag

  • Super wide or nifty-fifty depending on what camera you use it on. 

  • That creamy bokeh!

  • It is sharp from about f/2.8 and up  


  • The price is pretty high considering

  • That is the only con I can come up with for this investment.  If the price was below $1,000 I would have no complaints with this lens. 

   Feel free to leave questions or comments below.  I would love to hear from you.  I will try to respond as fast as possible. 

Here is a review that sums up the specifications on this lens.