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Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

Introduction to Canon 11-24mm f/4L

The Canon 11-24mm f/4L USM (about $2999) offers an unprecedented extreme wide angle zoom range (for a rectilinear lens), surely destined to become a workhorse for some styles of photography, just as the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G is.

Versus the Canon EF 8-15mm, the wide angle shooter not needing a fisheye lens will surely prefer the 11-24mm as a more useful all-around range. Adding the excellent 24-70 f/2.8L II yields an 11mm to 70mm range with two zoom lenses—a range sufficient to handle a huge chunk of shooting situations. Those needing more can then add the 70-200mm f/2.8L II for a high performance 11-200mm range. Three relatively heavy lenses, but tremendous range with high quality; a compelling approach for those looking for maximum versatility with high quality.

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