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Canon 14mm f/2.8L II

In-depth review of the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II including flare, distortion, field curvature, resolution charts, numerous field examples and comparison to the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G. The Canon EF 14/2.8L II is a superb lens, but with some peculiarities which may enhance or degrade its appeal for different uses. The review is as much a “user guide” as a review; even if you use this lens it’s well worth your time to read this review..

Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 SL II Color-Skopar

Ultra compact normal lens..

Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon’s compact high-performance 24mm prime..

Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon’s tiny and lovely pancake lens..

Canon 50mm Lenses

Is Canon’s f/1.2 lens really better than an inexpensive f/1.4 or f/1.8?.

Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

Canon’s best-ever medium telephoto and with image stabilization..

Canon 85mm Lenses

Canon’s ultra-fast medium telephoto compared and in the field.

Canon TC III

Do Canon’s 1.4X and 2X version III tele extenders offer image quality at reasonable apertures?.

Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS

Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS .

Canon 35mm f/1.4L II

Canon’s updated fast 35mm prime, evaluated on Canon 5DS R..

Canon 35mm f/2 IS

Canon’s image stabilized 35mm..

Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS

Canon’s versatile super telephoto..

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma’s fast high performance wide angle..

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma’s fast and affordable moderate excellent wide angle..

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma’s fast high performance normal lens..

Canon 24mm f/1.4L II

State of the art design in a fast ultra wide angle lens..

Olympus Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.2

An ultra-fast older design still offers appeal on modern digital..

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye Zoom

State of the art design in a never before seen fisheye zoom..

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

Extreme wide angle zoom..

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III

Is the 3rd time the charm?.

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS

Canon’s compact image stabilized wide angle zoom..

Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II and 24-70mm f/4L IS

Canon’s premium mid-range zooms..

Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS Super Telephoto

A review of Canon’s 800m f/5.6L IS super telephoto, with high performance that demands technical mastery to use well..

Canon 200mm f/1.8L USM

Coveted super speed telephoto..

Canon 200mm f/2L IS USM

A review of Canon’s 200mm f/2L mini super telephoto. Not just for sports, it makes a great landscape lens..

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II

A review of Canon’s new 70-200mm zoom, along with comparisons to other models and the 200mm f/2L IS. Extensive comparisons at multiple focal lengths..

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

A review of Canon’s new 100-400mm zoom.

Canon-Wide Angle Prime Lenses

Comparing the 16-35mm f/2.8L II to most of Canon’s wide angle prime lenses. Optical performance, ergonomics, focus, build quality..

Canon Ultra-wide Zoom Lenses: 17-40 and 16-35

Comparing the Canon 17-40mm f/4L and 16-35mm f/2.L II..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2019

2019-09-15 FOR SALE: Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L USM

2019-07-11 Three Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L USM Aperture Series: Lee Vining Creek Through Meadow + Young Pine Amid Its Ancestors + Mt Dana, Earth Shadow Rising (Canon 5Ds R)

2018

2018-06-26 Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS Examples: Saddlebag Lake Area

2018-06-26 Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS Aperture Series: Sprinter Van in Blue Shade Just After Sunrise

2018-06-26 Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS Aperture Series: Spring Comes to a Mountain Meadow

2018-06-26 Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS Aperture Series: Mt Dana, Early Morning

2018-06-26 Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS Aperture Series: Hanging Dead Brown Needles Pine Branch

2018-06-24 Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS Aperture Series: Sunrise on Mt Conness

2018-06-24 Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS Aperture Series: Selfies on Gnarled Stump-Log

2017

2017-06-19 Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Aperture Series: Welding Rig View to Tailings Piles

2016

2016-12-29 Color Fringing in Blue Light: Gains From Correction with Canon 11-24mm f/4L (5DS R)

2016-11-26 Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III Examples: Lundy Canyon Area (Canon 5DS R)

2016-11-09 Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III Examples: Lundy Canyon Area (Canon 5DS R)

2016-11-02 Field Shooting the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III

2016-10-24 Early Winter in the Sierra

2016-10-18 Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III

2016-09-12 Canon 5D Mark IV Soon

2016-08-24 Canon Announces EOS 5D Mark IV, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II

2016-02-12 Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Aperture Series: Upper Reaches of Lundy Beaver Pond

2016-02-12 Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Aperture Series: Icy Waterfall to High Peaks

2016-02-11 Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Aperture Series: Below the Icy Waterfall

2016-02-01 Tiny Lenses: Nikon 45mm f/2.8P, Voigtlander 40/2 Ultron, Canon 40/2.8 STM

2016-01-17 Contemplation

2015

2015-10-19 Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Aperture Series: Wood at Base of Waterfall, Gold Glimmer

2015-10-18 Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Aperture Series: Tetrahedron Boulder

2015-10-18 Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Aperture Series: Juniper Over Beaver Pond

2015-10-18 Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Aperture Series: Golden Glint on Blue Water

2015-10-17 Reviewed: Canon 35mm f/1.4L II

2015-09-18 HCam Master TS V2 tilt/shift adapter for Canon 11-24mm f/4L

2015-08-26 Announced: Canon 35mm f/1.4L II

2015-07-21 Canon 11-24mm f/4L Examples: Mt Conness Watershed (Canon 5DS R)

2015-07-07 Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM Aperture Series: Green Machine, Oblique View (5DS R)

2015-06-30 In Stock: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L II IS and Sony FE 90mm f/2.8, Fujifilm X-T10

2015-06-28 Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM on Canon 5DS R: What Can a Pedestrian Lens do at 50 Megapixels?

2015-06-25 Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM on Canon 5DS R: What Can a Pedestrian Lens do at 50 Megapixels?

2015-04-16 Canon 11-24mm f/4L in stock

2015-04-08 Canon 11-24mm f/4L Aperture Series: Pescadero Creek at 11mm, 13mm, 16mm, 24mm

2015-04-07 Canon 24mm f/1.4L II: Field Curvature (Metreon)

2015-04-07 5-way Shootout at 24mm: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art vs Canon 24/1.4L II, 24/2.8 IS, 24-70/2.8L II, 11-24/4L

2015-04-01 Beware of Image Stabilization on a Tripod

2015-03-28 Shootout at 24mm: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art vs Canon 24/1.4L II, 24/2.8 IS, 11-24/4L

2015-03-19 Canon 11-24mm f/4L Aperture Series: Ghosting Flare Series at 24mm

2015-03-19 Canon 11-24mm f/4L Aperture Series: Examples at Manzanar

2015-03-19 Canon 11-24mm f/4L Aperture Series: Boulders Near Mt Williamson (5DM3)

2015-03-17 Canon 11-24mm f/4L Aperture Series: Defunct Mining Hotel Bar (5DM3)

2015-03-03 Gear In Review

2015-03-02 Arrived: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Zoom

2015-02-14 Reviewed: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, Wildlife at the Beach

2015-02-05 Canon 11-24mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Zoom

2014

2014-07-21 GEAR SALE: Canon 50/1.2L, Canon 35/1.4L, Pentax K3, Olympus SHG Zooms,

2014-07-17 Shootout: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM 'Art' vs Canon 50/1.2L and 50/1.4 (5D Mark III, Decorated Bike)

2014-07-02 Sunstars and Flare with the Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

2014-07-02 Reviewed: Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

2014-07-01 The Effect of Focus Shift on Image Sharpness

2014-07-01 Reader Question: Which Canon Normal Lens For Travel?

2014-06-25 On the Way for testing: 16-35mm f/4L IS

2014-06-16 Metabones SpeedBooster: 9.8mm f/2 Ultra Wide on Sony A6000

2014-06-10 Shootout: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM 'Art' vs Canon 50/1.2L and 50/1.4 (5D Mark III, Dolls)

2014-05-13 Canon Announces 16-35mm f/4L IS

2013

2013-11-11 Deal: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS

2013-10-31 Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS Study of Imaging Performance: What is Warping and Blurring the Image?

2013-10-30 Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS Examples: Studying Image Stabilization

2013-10-29 Moonrise over Mono Lake

2013-10-29 Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS Examples: Bighorn Sheep

2013-10-16 Canon 200-400mm First Usage: Bighorn Sheep, Sampler

2013-10-14 Canon 200-400mm Shows Up Today

2013-10-03 Canon 200-400mm

2013-09-12 Canon 50mm f/1.2L: Aperture Series (5D Mark III, Wyman Cabin Table)

2013-09-12 Canon 50mm f/1.2L or Canon 50/1.4? (5D Mark III, Wyman Cabin)

2013-09-11 Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II: Aperture Series at 70mm (Barcroft Outhouse)

2013-09-02 Canon 24mm: 24-70mm f/2.8L II vs 24mm f/2.8 IS (Green Machine)

2013-03-27 Compared: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar vs Canon 135mm f/2L (Canon 5D Mark III, Dolls)

2013-01-30 Sony NEX-6 + Metabones SpeedBooster — Canon 135mm f/2L

2013-01-13 Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM: Focus Bracketing Study (applicable to ANY brand camera or lens)

2013-01-12 COMPARED @ 40mm: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II, EF 24-70mm f/4L IS, 40/2.8 STM

2013-01-11 Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM: Aperture Series with Focus Shift Analysis

2013-01-11 COMPARED @ 24mm: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II vs EF 24-70mm f/4L IS

2013-01-10 Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS

2012

2012-12-31 Compared: Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS vs 35mm f/1.4L vs 24-70mm f/2.8L II (Gate)

2012-12-30 Compared: Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS vs 35mm f/1.4L vs 24-70mm f/2.8L II (Dolls) + Focus Shift Assessment

2012-12-29 Compared: Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS vs 35mm f/1.4L vs 24-70mm f/2.8L II

2012-12-23 Field Comparison: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM vs Canon 35mm f/1.4L (Pots/Garden)

2012-12-22 Field Comparison: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM vs Canon 35mm f/1.4L (Oaks)

2012-12-22 Field Comparison: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM vs Canon 35mm f/1.4L (Manzanita)

2012-12-22 Field Comparison: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM vs Canon 35mm f/1.4L (Fence Gate)

2012-12-12 Compared: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM vs Canon 35mm f/1.4L on Canon 5D Mark III

2012-11-06 NEW Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

2012-11-06 NEW Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

2012-11-02 Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II: Bokeh at f/2.8 Outdoors (Alpine Creek)

2012-11-02 Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II: Aperture Series, and MUST READ for Canon 24-70 Users

2012-10-30 Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens is only $149!

2012-10-30 Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II: Bokeh and Correcting Color Fringing

2012-10-30 Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II Field Examples

2012-10-29 Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II vs Canon 50/1.2L, 50/1.4, 50/1.8 II

2012-10-26 Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II at 70mm (Dolls)

2012-10-26 Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II Compared to Canon 35/1.4L (Dolls)

2012-10-23 Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II

2012-09-06 Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II

2012-09-05 Canon 85mm f/1.2L II As a Landscape Lens, Wide Open or Stopped Down? Five Aperture Series

2012-09-05 Canon 85mm f/1.2L II As a Landscape Lens, Wide Open or Stopped Down?

2012-09-04 Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS: Field Curvature and Color Fringing Study

2012-09-01 Examples and Aperture Series with the New Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS USM on 5DM3

2012-08-28 COMPARED: Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 Distagon vs Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS on Canon 5D Mark III

2012-08-24 Compared: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens vs Voigtlander 40mm f/2 SL II on 5D Mark III

2012-08-24 Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens Aperture Series (Aspen Trunks)

2012-08-24 Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens Aperture Series (Rancher’s Cabin)

2012-08-12 Canon 85mm f/1.2L II (on 5D Mark III)

2012-08-06 Sony RX100, Canon EF 24/2.8 IS, Canon EF 28/2.8 IS

2012-08-05 Micro Four Thirds 20mm Shootout! Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPH vs 12-35mm f/2.8 ASPH vs Olympus SHG 14-35mm f/2 ED vs Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM

2012-08-03 Autofocus Accuracy: Canon 1D X + EF 85mm f/1.2L II

2012-07-31 Pancake Lens Shootout! Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 ASPH vs Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM on Olympus OM-D E-M5, Canon EOS 1D X

2012-07-29 Focus Shift — Canon 50mm f/1.2L, Canon 50mm f/1.4, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II

2012-07-29 Canon 50mm f/1.2L Focus Shift — Extensive Study

2012-07-03 Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens

2011

2011-12-26 Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon Compared to Canon 24mm f/1.4L II — Alpine Creek

2011-12-24 Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon Compared to Canon 24mm f/1.4L II — Tree and Redwoods

2011-12-24 Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon Compared to Canon 24mm f/1.4L II

2011-10-07 Canon 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye Zoom Examples

2011-10-04 Canon 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye Zoom

2011-09-22 Canon 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye Zoom On Its Way For Testing

2011-09-09 Reviewed: Canon 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye

2011-09-09 Canon 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye

2011-03-12 Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon Comparison with Zeiss 35/2 Distagon, Canon 35/1.4L

2011-02-18 Comparing the Canon 50mm f/1.2L vs 50mm f/1.4 vs 50mm f/1.8

2011-02-16 Comparing the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II and Canon 85mm f/1.8 with the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G

2011-02-03 Canon EF Extender III 1.4X and EF Extender III 2X on Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS

2011-01-21 Canon EF Extender III 1.4X on Canon 135mm f/2L

2010

2010-07-09 Reviewed: Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS

2010-06-25 Wide aperture with Canon 85mm f/1.2L II

2010-06-21 Review: Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon compared to Canon 20mm f/2.8 and 16-35/2.8L II

2010-06-08 Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS

2010-06-05 Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II at 135mm and 200mm

2010-06-04 Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II “breathing”

2010-06-04 Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II + Canon 1.4X EF Extender II

2010-06-03 Perseverance pays off — crisp Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II

2010-06-01 Nikon 200mm f/2 + Nikon 2X teleconverter, Canon 800mm

2010-04-01 Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II update

2010-03-30 Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS review now online

2010-03-30 A third sample of the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II

2010-03-28 Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II: updates and new comparison

2010-03-26 Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II: quality degradation update

2010-03-25 Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II review updated

2010-03-25 Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II availability issue?

2010-03-24 Review and comparison of new Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II

2010-03-17 Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS, 70-200/4L, 135/2L, etc

2010-03-16 New Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II in hand

2010-03-06 Canon EF 200m f/2L IS

2010-02-28 Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L and 16-35mm f/2.8L II compared to Canon 24mm f/1.4L II

2010-02-24 Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L and 16-35mm f/2.8L II compared to Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L

2010-02-11 Zeiss ZF 100mm f/2 Makro Planar vs Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS

2010-02-08 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS compared to Zeiss ZE 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

2009

2009-11-11 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS macro in infrared

2009-11-06 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS macro reviewed

2009-10-29 In progress: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS

2009-10-22 Zeiss ZE 21/2.8 Distagon or Canon 24/1.4L II?

2009-10-18 Reviewed: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS

2009-10-05 Canon EF 100/2.8L IS macro lens bad sample

2009-10-01 Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS macro lens

2009-06-14 Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II reviewed

2009-06-12 Canon EF 24/1.4L II

2009-06-08 Canon EF 24/1.4L II

2009-05-09 Color bokeh — Canon 85/1.2L II

2007

2007-12-28 Lens review: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II

2007-11-14 Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II

2007-11-03 Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II

2007-09-22 Canon 135mm f/2L back from Canon—optical issue

2007-06-07 Canon 70-200 f/4L IS exchanged

2007-06-05 Brand-new blur — Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS

2007-05-31 Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS zoom

2007-05-31 Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II and 16-35mm f/2.8L

2007-05-20 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II back from Canon service

2007-05-02 Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L back from repair

2007-04-05 Followup on Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II color fringing

2007-04-03 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L vs 16-35mm f/2.8L II

2007-03-29 New Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L II tested

2007-02-17 Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS in infrared

2007-02-09 Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L

2006

2006-12-15 Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

2006-07-31 Double image in out-of-focus background (Canon EF 85mm/f1.2L II USM)

2006-07-19 Canon EF 85mm/f1.2L II initial impressions

2006-07-14 Canon 35mm/f1.4L in infrared

2006-07-14 Canon 135mm/f2L in infrared

2006-06-09 Canon 85mm/f1.2L Mark II et al

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