On this second episode of the big Canon lens comparison Pye from slrlounge takes a look at the four popular full frame wide angle zoom and prime lenses from Canon (all starting from 24mm). This isn’t a laboratory test but more of a real world test to look at different aspects of these lenses and how they will effect your actual photography.
The current test takes a look at 4 different lenses:
- Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II – $2300 (on Amazon)
- Canon 24mm f/1.4L – $1750 (on Amazon).
- Canon 24-70mm f/4L – $1500 (on Amazon).
- Canon 24-105mm f/4L – $1150 (on Amazon).
The two big winners (not surprisingly) are the two most expensive lenses – the 24-70mm f/2.8L II and the 24mm f/1.4L. While the 24-70mm f/2.8L II is a much more flexible lens and has better image quality on the edges, the 24mm f/1.4L is a much faster lens and is sharper on the center of the frame.
Do keep in mind that there are a few other Canon zoom lenses which cover the 24mm focal length and they will be covered in some of the other videos in the Canon lens comparison by slrlounge.
Below is the introduction video to this series which will cover 25 popular Canon’s lenses ranging from 17mm and up to 300mm where Pye explains a bit about the testing process and methodology as well as the rationale behind this extensive testing.
More guides and comparisons of photographic gear can be found on our photography gear guides – here on LensVid. We will keep tracking this series and bringing you the rest of the episodes as they are published (you can check them all out on the following link – the big Canon lens comparison).