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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8

The Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 is a compact prime lens, a basic alternative to the top-end 24mm f/1.4L II, or the 16-35mm f/2.8L II.

Prime lenses (fixed focal length) can potentially be better performers than zooms because they can be optimized for just one focal length. That is, if they are optimized, as opposed to a lackluster design.

Build quality.

The lens is small and light, its biggest plus. No lens hood is supplied.

Build quality is plastic yuck, with crappy autofocus (it does not have the USM focusing), and twitchy manual focus. It functions, but there is no pleasure in using it, and it feels like yesterday’s stuff right out of the box.

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